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The decoration for the New Year_ “Kagamimochi”

投稿日:2019年12月25日 更新日:

You can start to decorate “Kagamimochi” on December 28(early is OK) or 30.
Please avoid to do December29 or 31 because of bad luck.

Hello! I am Madoka.

Thank you for coming on this page.

I am very happy to have this chance to inform you about Japan.

My English and sentences probably be wrong, please be fast and loose. ( ^v^)/

And I appreciate you for giving the opportunity of my English practice.

Today I will introduce about “Kagamimochi” which are the decoration of the New year.

The table of contents

1, This is “Kagamimochi”.

2, What is the signification of “Kagamimochi”?

3, The “Toshigami“(The deity) is sitting !

4, How is “Kagamimochi” treated after New Year ?

1,This is “Kagamimochi”.

2, What is the signification of “Kagamimochi”?

Kagami” means a mirror in English

Mochi” means a rice cake in English.

A mirror is one of the three sacred treasures of the Japanese Imperial Family.

Mirror symbolizes the Sun deity who is the supreme goddess in Japan.

A rice cake is regarded as a sacred food and a festivals food in Japan.

They had been combined in our long history.

Kagamimochi which shape is circular and flat has offed to the god/goddess in New Year.

And “kagamimochi “ is decorated by other lucky omens, too.

For example, bitter orange, kelp, dried persimmon, fern leaves and lucky paper crafts.

3, The” Toshigami”(The deity) is siting !

Oshogatsu”( the new year) is the important event which welcome “Toshigami” into house.

Toshigami” is the deity of the new year.

It is said that “Toshigami” brings happiness and health for a year.

Toshigami” is coming at the night of New year’s Eve and going back on around January 15.

Toshigami” come into our house because of guiding by “Kadomatsu” and “Shimenawa”.

ThenToshigami” sit down on/in “Kagamimochi”.

4,How is “Kagamimochi” treated after New Year ?

It is broken on January11.

And we eat it with our family and relatives.

How to cook is as you like .

This Eating is a wish of health, happiness and longer life.

Thank you for reading until the end

Have a good day !

Madoka

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