by / on January 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Shogatsu, Temples-Shrines

Kadomatsu and Shimekazari: New-Years Decoration!

During the New-Years period here in Japan, many temples and shrines display Kadomatsu on the main entrance gates. You’ll also see them in front of private houses, businesses  and the like. Another decoration that is associated with New-Year is Shimekazari, you’ll see them hanging above door posts or all over Japan. Here a little more about these decorations and their significance […]

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