New Year’s Wreath

Filed under:★2006,☽2006,Culture,Misc,Odds-n-Ends — posted by JAWjaw on 12/31/2006 @ 11:35 am

This is a traditional New Year’ s wreath, a shimenawa. The symbolism of the wreath is very similar to that of a Christmas wreath. Each New Year’s Eve, caretakers of homes and businesses hang wreaths on the outside of entrances in the spirit of bringing happiness and prosperity.

New Year's Wreath

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