Monday, January 8, 2018



Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Good evening!
Current Japan time is midnight.
New Year's Day is a very important day for the Japanese people.
In Japanese, New Year is called "oshougatsu", and the very first day of the year is called "gantan".
People decorate their houses with special decorations.
"Kadomatsu", two groups of bamboo to place in front of the entrance; "shimenawa", a sacred straw rope to protect the door; and "kagamimochi, round, piled up mochi (rice cakes) to appreciate and eat as a token of wellbeing.
Families with young children often send New Year's Cards with a family photo or a picture of their children.

Pat Tillett said...

Thank you Ryoma!
My wife is Japanese, and always pound and eat mochi on New Year's Day.
Of course, these days we use a machine to do it!

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! What a fabulous shot Pat!!! So sharp! If I were a female lizard, I'd say he was a handsome devil!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks Kathy! He is a good looking lizard...

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