Japanese New Year
“門松”考...。 : 1960＋(50代3人による暇つぶしのお供)
Japanese traditional decoration for New Year, Kado-matsu 門松 - “Kadomatsu” are made of three cut bamboo sticks and pine tree branches and are put up in the entrances of buildings or houses. The bamboo shoots, which represent heaven, earth and humanity, are believed to attract the gods. The gods dwell in the pine until Jan 7, after which time the decorations are taken to a shrine to be burnt, releasing the spirits back to their realm.