Celebrating Japan

One thing we have learned is that the people of Japan love to celebrate life. Almost any time, and certainly on weekends, it’s easy to find a festival or celebration. Many are based on Japan’s long and rich history, others pay tribute to nature.

Often there are entertainers in traditional Japanese garb. Always, there are many, many people and they all seem to be enjoying the moment.

We were in Tokyo this year over the New Year’s weekend. The holiday is recognized from around 29 December through 3 January. Many stores are closed, although some of the department stores use the time for big sales. We enjoyed seeing fireworks at Odaiba Island, and an Edo Festival at Haneda Airport. Here are some photos from New Year’s in Tokyo.

 

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jhawknga

My husband and I were both born and raised in Kansas, but for the past 20+ years we have been living in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, with our children grown and out of the house, we have the opportunity to spend two years living in Tokyo. My husband will be working with the Japanese counterpart to his American company.

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