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AMAZING JAPAN: gifts for Japanese New Year

What to give to Japanese for the New Year

In Japan it is impossible to give for the New Year

(these were my first ideas, which were immediately rejected):

You can not give the rake – the ritual wreath that hung on the front door of every Japanese home.

Japanese rake

Many Japanese told me that they have no tradition to give presents for the New Year. Well, you can give something without a specific topic, but not necessarily. Simvolicheskie gifts some in Japan give employees, neighbors, relatives. See photos from new year’s Japanese stores, what the Japanese give gifts for the New year .

And yet I found a solution.

Before the New Year, every Japanese home on the table or tokonoma put special ritual food – Kagami mochi (sounds like `urine`) for happiness and a harvest year. Made from special mochi sticky rice and sold in any supermarket, the store is `100 yen`, of course these factory mass consumption products not fit for gift. But if you make the mochi themselves (which is pretty hard) – it will be a perfectly acceptable gift for the Japanese.

Also in Japan there are many shops producing mochi in the old style, manually. They are not cheap, and if you have a fairly close relationship to the family, where you want to make Continue reading

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