Sunday, January 3, 2010


Been trying to upload this since yesterday. Happy New Year!

We got this kadomatsu from our neighbor. The translation is literally "pine gate". It is made of bamboo and pine needles. You're suppose to have two. They're suppose to be put outside your door to catch the evil spirits and in this way, they bring you good luck. According to this Midweek article, the bamboo symbolize growth and strength and the pine represents long life and endurance. With this kadomatsu, we wish you a healthy and happy 2010!


K and S said...

nice! happy 2010!

Suze said...

Thanks for stopping by Kat.

ayumills said...

Happy new year to you too!
I didn't know that kadomatsu was for! Thanks for the info ;)

Suze said...

Hi Ayumills,glad you learned something new. I thought everyone in Japan knew about kadomatsu. Thanks for stopping by. : )