Japanese New Years Traditions

Now that Christmas has come and gone, in a Japanese household, we have to start thinking of the biggest holiday of the year, New Years or Oshogatsu.  January 1st, is called Gan jitsu.  In the olden days, it was thought that the new year’s god, Toshigami-sama,  brought happiness and good harvest.  So, to welcome this …

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New Years Resolutions and Feng Shui for 2013!

Happy New Year!  As Taoist teachings always say, with every ending there is a beginning.  Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013! Beginnings bring hope, change, and possibilities.  These are all positive and optimistic views of life.  It’s all about that feel good energy.  That’s why many of us feel the need to make a New Year’s …

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