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…