Posts Tagged ‘ New Year ’

Do You Hatsuhinode?

Dec 31st, 2008 | By | Category: History & Culture

Hatsuhinode is the first sunrise of the year and is one of many firsts that the Japanese take note of during the celebration of the new year. This tradition has been practiced since ancient times – originally performed at the beginning of spring based on the lunar calendar, hatsuhinode is now practiced faithfully on January […]

New Year’s Celebration at The Tokyo National Museum

Dec 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Events, Museums, Tokyo and Vicinity

Celebrate New Years with traditional performances and exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno.  The museum is hosting some great events on January 2nd and 3rd that are sure to entertain visitors of all ages. On the schedule are the Shishimai (Lion Dance), performed to bring good fortune and health for the upcoming year, […]