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Happy New Year! Introducing Japanese way to spend the new years days

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Blog entry by Junji posted 1664 days ago 1612 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy new year to everybody.
The year 2009 was really great as I became a member here and made a lots of friends.

So this is the new years day, and it’s is just like Xmas in USA, family get together and eat/drink…. New years days are Japanese traditional holidays, there are lots of customs, how to decorate our house, how to say “Happy new year”, how to exchange post cards and so on.
And one of the exciting part is the food. We call it Osechi-Ryori. We cook the food on New years eve, and it supposed to last 3 days so the housewives don’t have to work around the house in new years days.

I am at my wife’s parents house and this is how it was in the morning.

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We are going to my parents house in Kyoto tomorrow, and will enjoy another version of Osechi-Ryori there too.
Oh I like New Years days!!!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1664 days ago

Happy New Year to you and your families, Junji!! Great to hear form you. I’m glad to know the world doesnt end at midnight as I am still in 2009 here in Auburn, WA :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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LarryDNJR

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#2 posted 1664 days ago

All that stuff looks good! Happy New Year!

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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Junji

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#3 posted 1664 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor,
Looks like your side of the world is moving really SLOOOOWWW!! Happy new year.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1664 days ago

WE always are pretty slow!! You’re almost ready for bed the next day when we go back here!! :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1664 days ago

Happy New Year to you too.
Topamax, do you think youre one day behind? We in the East feel a year ahead…LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1664 days ago

Well, Yeah, I was a year behind a couple hours ago :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#7 posted 1664 days ago

junji ,
what a happy way to celebrate .

that food looks delicious !

many blessings for all the family .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1664 days ago

Junji, it is great that you are able to spend time with your family like this. It looks like everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves. Happy New Year to you and your family.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Junji

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#9 posted 1664 days ago

Thanks everybody!
Yes, I think this is really a good way to spend time with family. So many people goes to their parents’ house, so the traffic of this time of year is really crazy in Japan.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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patron

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#10 posted 1664 days ago

when you get famous ,
get yourself ,
a big american car ,

everyone will get out of your way (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don Newton

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#11 posted 1664 days ago

Happy New Year my friend! It’s good to see you are teaching your traditions to your little ones.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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lew

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#12 posted 1664 days ago

Junji,

What a wonderful way to welcome the New Year. All that food looks delicious!!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 1664 days ago

My son Ewen (youngest son) is currently in Japan and has been for nigh on 2 years teching english to the students there.He keeps me well provided with all the news about Japanese life and how wonderful the Japanese people are.So thanks for posting, he is in hamamatsu shi do you know it? He went to Korea for new year he is just back in japan a day. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Gary

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#14 posted 1664 days ago

Happy New Year Junji. And again, thanks for the symbol. I have the project almost finished

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 1664 days ago

yum!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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