Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Takako "Tammy" Ota
Happy New Year! Akemashite Omedetou in Japanese!
Christmas displays at department stores, grocery stores and train and subway stations are changed to New Year displays over night. The changes are made quickly but thorough. To the righ, you can see a display where various colored chrysanthemums and plum branches are put into bamboo stems, and placed on red carpeting in front of a gold screen. Gold and red are regarded as a happy color representing a lighthearted atmosphere for a new year. Read the full post »