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A Feature of Japanese New Year—Hatsumode! Let’s take one more look at the rituals and practices of Japan’s traditional religions (Shinto)

While the Japanese new year cannot be celebrated without hatsumode, many of us are amazingly unfamiliar with the etiquettes for it. So, let’s take a look at them and brush them up. (The following article contains information on rituals and practices that include components based on Japan’s traditional religions (such …

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