餅花 / flowers made rice cake 京都, 安井神社 'mochi-bana' is a figuration that the branch of willow or giant dogwood decorating with many small rice cakes. it is a new year's day's ceremony praying for good harvest. this ceremony came in early edo era (300 years ago)

餅花 / flowers made rice cake 京都, 安井神社 'mochi-bana' is a figuration that the branch of willow or giant dogwood decorating with many small rice cakes. it is a new year's day's ceremony praying for good harvest. this ceremony came in early edo era (300 years ago)

Japanese New Years (Oshogatsu) kadomatsu decoration for door.

Japanese New Years (Oshogatsu) kadomatsu decoration for door.

Kagami mochi 鏡餅 : Kagamimochi are sets of two round, flat rice cakes, in which a smaller one is placed on top of a larger one. Kagami mochi are offerings to the god of the New Year in Japan.

Kagami mochi 鏡餅 : Kagamimochi are sets of two round, flat rice cakes, in which a smaller one is placed on top of a larger one. Kagami mochi are offerings to the god of the New Year in Japan.

Japanese Lion Dance, Shishi-mai 獅子舞: The dance is commonly performed during the New Year where the lion dancers may be accompanied by flute and drum musicians.

Japanese Lion Dance, Shishi-mai 獅子舞: The dance is commonly performed during the New Year where the lion dancers may be accompanied by flute and drum musicians.

Japanese New Year

Japanese New Year

Kagami mochi (鏡餅) is a traditional Japanese New Year decorative display of a symbolic festive food.

Kagami mochi (鏡餅) is a traditional Japanese New Year decorative display of a symbolic festive food.

お正月

お正月

Japanese New Year Ornaments

Japanese New Year Ornaments

初日の出

初日の出

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