[Observe the Proprieties for Hanami]
Spring has already arrived. Then what shall we do in Japan during this season? Yes, that must be hanami. The traditional custom of hanami which is always referring to enjoying the sakura started from the Heian Period, it was said that the nobles at that time had a hobby of reciting poetry while enjoying sakura. Nowadays, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy sakura, but we shall not forget to observe the proprieties for hanami. This time, I will introduce to you such proprieties!
Celebrate the Momonosekku
The "Momonosekku" is a spring festival that shall be celebrated on March 3. This festival is also known as the "Hinamatsuri", on this day, people will take some traditional activities such as dressing up dolls or eating special cuisine of Momonosekku to pray for girls'healthy growth and getting happiness. This time, I will introduce to you this "Hinamatsuri".
Eating beans to drive away the evil!
Speaking of events in February, Valentine's Day must be the most famous festival all over the world, while in Japan, there is also a customary activity similar to the Valentine's Day, the Setsubun. "Setsubun" is on February 3 (the day before the beginning of spring in Japan), and on this day, people will throw the fortune beans to drive away the evil. Why do people do that? This time I will introduce to you the Japanese "Setsubun".
Lucky to eat in New Year's Holiday
Happy new year, everyone!
Please take a lot care of yuko series this year！
In Japan, the first few days of the new year are called New Year's Holiday.
The Japanese has the habit of praying for good luck, so there are various customs in the New Year's Holiday.
Christmas in Japan and Christmas Overseas -- They're Different!?
Once December rolls around in Japan, the Christmas season begins.
Everyone starts buying Christmas presents, making restaurant reservations, and going out to see Christmas lights... it's a very busy time.
Christmas in Japan may sound similar to how the rest of the world celebrates Christmas, but it is actually slightly different.
Let's take a look at some of those differences!