Japanese new year holiday 2

Hatsumode is specially opened on the night of New Year’s Eve, and some people come to worship to hear the bell of Joyanokane, which is the bell to announce the end of the year. You can also buy Omamori as a lucky charm and Hamaya as a good luck charm to ward off bad luck. A tour of the Seven Lucky Gods is also a New Year’s tradition: visit all seven shrines by January 7. By doing this, you will be able to obtain seven types of good luck: longevity, fortune, prosperity, wisdom, good fortune, fortune, and overall luck. It is believed that you can do this.
Hatsumode is one of the few occasions when many people wear a kimono. Osechi food is a New Year’s dish that is eaten during the first three days of January. Most of the dishes are prepared to keep for more than three days, so their is no need to cook during that time.
The four-tiered lacquer boxes are set with a variety of beautifully arranged dishes. There are regional differences in the content of Osechi, but most of them are common throughout Japan. Each Osechi has its own auspicious meaning and is filled with people’s wishes. For example, the herring roe, or kazunoko, is fertility, the black bean, or Kuromame, is health and the lobster is longevity. It is bent like an old people, so people associate lobster with longevity.