When speak of Japan's New Year, it means not only the Osechi Rypuri, Hatsumoude, Lucky Money…but also the Greeting Cards !
The "Greeting Cards" refer to the postcard sent to the important person at the beginning of new year.
Its history can be traced back to the Heian era (about 1,200 years ago), even the current SNS has become the mainstream in Japan, the "Greeting Cards" are still accepted by most people as the New Year's culture.
Let's try to send the "Greeting Cards" !
From around the middle of the Edo period, it became customary in the city of Edo to eat soba on the last day of every month and on Setsubun. That led to the present-day custom of eating toshikoshi soba on New Year's Eve. It can be easily eaten during the busy night of New Year's Eve with wishes for a long and fulfilling life.