Monday, December 30, 2013

Japanese New Year

Although we celebrate new year with a loud countdown and elaborate fireworks, Japanese celebrate(?) it quietly by visiting their nearby shrine or temple. Towards midnight, the bells at those shrines and temples would ring and people would make their wishes for the new year, usually for health and happiness. I had never been to one when I was in Japan because it was always too cold~ XD But hey, I heard the bells!

You can read more about how Japanese celebrate the new year at the Japan National Tourism Board webpage.


  1. Happy New Year, Eva-san!

    Hope new 2014 year will be filled with joy and happiness for You and Your family.

    ewww ...

    1. Thank you very much ewww!
      I wish you and your family great health and happiness too :)

  2. Happy New Year, Eva!! Looking forward for more of your beautiful, creative artwork / comic in the coming new year! :)

    1. Thank you Four4ever! Hope to see you around in 2014 too! :)



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