Culture

2015.02.10
“Hina Matsuri,” a doll festival for girls that prays for health and happiness
The picture above is a doll set from a family who has daughters and is on display during Hina Matsu
kimekomi
2015.02.02
”Kimekomi dolls,” the wooden dolls with beautifully pleated Japanese costumes.
These Japanese dolls are dressed in really beautiful Kimonos. Do you know how to put clothes
kagamimochi
2015.01.07
What is a Kagami mochi decoration? A Japanese New Year tradition
During the end of the year and New Year’s holidays, you’ll see two donut-shaped objects with an oran
karuta
2015.01.06
“Karuta” brings back your childhood innocence!
There are many kinds of games played during Japan’s New Year. We have many “Oshogatsu” games to
fukubukuro
2015.01.03
Don’t miss the New Year’s fun lucky bags “Fukubukuro”!
You don’t know what’s inside, but it’s also a part of fun. As you may notice that there are ful
hatsuyume
2015.01.01
”Hatsuyume,” the first dream you see on the night of New Year’s Day.
Dream about good luck symbols! Mt. Fuji, a Hawk, and an Eggplant! In Japan,“Hatsuyume” is liter
shinnen
2015.01.01
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We thank you for your patronage and hope for your continued support.
Tadaima Japan will continue to deliver you information about Japanese culture and the Japanese hea
joyanokane
2014.12.30
"Joya no Kane," the bells that ring out the old year and purify people's hearts on the last night of the year
See the old year out with a calm and quiet heart How is everyone going to spend New Year's eve?
otoshidama
2014.12.27
“Otoshidama” is the New Year’s gift that kids can’t wait for!
It’s what kids receive on New Years day for pocket money! In Japan we have a custom called “Ot
osouji
2014.12.24
Clean away all of this year's mess! Do a GRAND HOUSE CLEANING to greet the god into your clean house
Cleaning the house is a job for dad to do during his end of year holidays! Most people in Japan
kadomatsu
2014.12.23
Towers of pine and bamboo: Kadomatsu decoration, a tradition of the Japanese New Year’s Holiday
Kadomatsu is a decoration with three cut pieces of bamboo and pine for the Japanese New Year’s holid
oshogatsu
2014.12.20
Japan’s New Year “Oshogatsu” is to welcome the God Toshigami-sama, who brings abundance and happiness to each family.
Oshogatsu is to welcome the deity, Toshigami-sama. What is Oshogatsu? In Japan, the Toshigami-sama
toshinoichi
2014.12.18
"Toshi-no-ichi Hagoita-ichi," an end of the year event that presents an array of Tokyo traditional craft items
A major year-end event that is bustling from morning till night The Toshi-no-ichi (Year-end Fa
nengajyo_title
2014.12.17
The ‘Nengajo’ Postcard: a heartwarming tradition of the Japanese New Year
Japanese people exchange Nengajo postcards as New Year Greetings, much like Western people sending C
ama
2014.12.10
The town with more "ama" in Japan - Toba-Ise Shima, Mie Prefecture -
Are they fishermen? Divers? Mermaids? What are "ama"? "Ama" are women free divers who make a li