New Year’s holiday at WAHAHA.

We had New Year course here at WAHAHA.

Dec.30th, we went to Yanagibashi shopping street to see what food Japanese people eat during New Year. There were so many people and many foods. Crabs, shrimps, Kamaboko (fish minced and steamed), root vegetables like Japanese radishes, carrots, lotuses, burdock roots, sea bream, yellowtail……so many…….

Dec.31st, we had a party at Junko sensei’s house, eating a lot of food and watching KOUHAKU on TV. Before we left her house, we all ate toshikoshi soba.

After we ate Toshikoshi soba, we headed to Dazaifu for visiting Temple and Shrine. This year was not so many people at the shrine, I guess it was really cold that day so everybody decided to stay at home. Well, we all wished for happy new year and had Omikuji(paper fortune). What did you get? Daikichi(大吉:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omikuji)?!I got Suekichi(末吉), so I fold it on the tree at the shrine.

After that, we went to have Umegae-mochi and hot tea to warm up our body. yes, it was really cold yo…

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5 thoughts on “New Year’s holiday at WAHAHA.

  1. This number is dropping somewhat quickly with several kura going under each year. 1 700-odd kura brewing again this year just about now is when the brewing season begins. exceptions there are no holidays this goes on seven days a week.Precisely when they begin the brewing year depends on a combination of several factors how much sake they will brew how many ..

  2. It is always an exciting time because people look forward to welcoming a new year. In a lot of countries people go back to their hometown for the New Year so the roads trains and buses are packed. Thats the signal a new year has arrived…..I have lots of good memories of New Years Eve.

    • Yes, everybody look forward to welcoming a new year, and so busy for preparing the day to come. I always spend New Year’s Eve with students. It is really interesting to hear what our students felt with Japanese style New Year and listen their countries New Year customs.

  3. It is always an exciting time because people look forward to welcoming a new year. In a lot of countries people go back to their hometown for the New Year so the roads trains and buses are packed.

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