Getting ready for welcome New Year 2014?
This is Japanese New Year decoration, called SHOGATSU KAZARI tenugui.
Tokono-ma is a small corner space in the Japanese room, decorate with seasonal objects, flower arrangements, or wall hanging such as called KAKE-JIKU to welcome family and friends, and also new seasons.
KAGAMI MOCHI is a Japanese traditional new year decoration made with sticky rice. Kagami means mirror, and Mochi is rice cake. Kagami mochi first appeared in Muromachi Period (14 to 16th Century), it usually consists two round rice cake, and one Japanese orange called Dai Dai. Two round stacked rice cake is symbolized the going and coming New Year, the human hearts, yin and yang, and the moon and the sun. Dai Dai orange is symbolized generations, wishing families continues to next generation.
Are you ready for year 2014?
Wishing you all the best of year 2014, a Happy New Year Tenugui fans!