2014/01/03

Kimono

The kimono has been Japanese traditional garment worn by both men and women. There are different types of kimono for different occasions and seasons, for example yukata, hurisode, tomesode and hakama.

The furisode type of kimono is exclusively for unmarried women and the tomesode is for married women. The kimono is popular as an item of special attire at ceremonies, wedding, first visit to a shrine of the New Year and coming-of-age day. Women wearing kimono are very beautiful.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture


2014/01/01

New Year monetary gift

New Year monetary gift called Otoshidama is a special monetary gift to children from their parents and relatives during the New Year holiday. The money is put in a small cute envelope and handed to children.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture


New Year dishes

New Year dishes called osechi is Japanese traditional dishes during the New Year holiday. The word osechi means “a feast for the New Year.” Housewives do not have to worry about cooking during the New Year holidays. Today we are able to buy osechi dishes in department stores and supermarkets.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture