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New Year’s break

New Year’s break

New Year’s break

Well! After a very busy year, time to put our feet up and relax for a few days from the 20th December. Thank you for being a customer, if you are still interested to purchase, don’t worry, we’ll be back in the first week of the new year 2020

We will still continue to answer email inquiries though!

‘Shogatsu’ or New Year is the most important holiday for the Japanese and has many traditions around this time.

One of the more traditional New Year’s customs is Hatsumode, or the first shrine visit of the New Year. Many people go to visit a shrine on January 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in order to pay their respects and also to wish for a happy and healthy year

Another interesting tradition is go out and buy fukubukuro on New Year’s. Fukubukuro are essentially surprise bags that many retailers sell at different price points, that people buy without knowing what’s inside. These bags usually sell out fast as there are lines of people waiting to buy one, and it is a pretty popular little New Years tradition.

We sincerely hope you make the time to spend this period with your own family and friends.

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