Talk:Japanese New Year

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Additions to the article[edit]

Does anyone know where Fukubukuro would fit in this article? 10:45, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

You could make a new section for it, or reorganize. It's a good idea for the article. Fg2 11:07, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
what about the wheat bundle+orange things they hang from the front door of their houses around new years? 07:20, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Are you thinking of Kagami mochi? Fg2 07:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I clarified the section on food, specifically the description of ozoni. The previous description of it made it seem that ozoni is traditionally a miso based soup, however, I believe it depends on the region. For example, most of my friends and relatives that live in the Eastern part of Japan have a clear broth based soup, and the mochi is cut as a square/rectangle. Many of my friends from the Western part of Japan have their ozoni as a miso based soup and the mochi is shaped round. I think that the only consistency in ingredient is that it is a soup with mochi in it, though feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Shu ster (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:10, 28 December 2009 (UTC).

So when is it?[edit]

The first paragraph is very confusing about whether New Years, as discussed in the article, is celebrated on the day of the Chinese New Year or the Gregorian one. Please specify in the first few sentences. --LakeHMM 06:54, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

"....has been celebrated for centuries.." sounds a little misleading, given that the date changed in the later half of the 1800's. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Platinum inc (talkcontribs) 19:10, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I can see where you're coming from but its about how the new year is celebrated not when during the year. Helpspoke (talk) 15:07, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree; the introductory section was confusing. I've addressed the date issue and restored the focus to the manner of celebration by moving the pre-Meiji date material to a new History section. – RVJ (talk) 06:27, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Article featured in International Family Magazine[edit]

Text and graphics from this article appeared in the article "Holiday Traditions: Japanese New Year" in the January 2008 issue of "International Family Magazine." See Fg2 (talk) 21:32, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

New year in Ryukyus[edit]

Is it true that new year in Okinawa is the same day as Chinese New Year? Can someone please add details to the article? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:47, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

There are plenty of references online regarding the Little/Lesser New Year festival in Japan, that it occurs around January 15th, that it is a national festival, etc. Encyclopedia of Shinto and Ecumenical Buddhism, Daoism, & Confucianism for instance. Please at least do some Google research before making requests. The wiki article seems to have been "lifted" from here where there is more info. LookingGlass (talk) 13:07, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)[edit]

As far as I know (as a Japanese living in Japan) the Ninth is never performed in the new year. The article says "New Years season" and if you include the end of the year as "New Years season" it is correct, but this is not a new years event or celebration. You can see the Japanese wiki article on the Ninth and other Japanese sources will say 年末 (end of the year) not 年始 (new year). --Atlasia (talk) 03:21, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Bells section mentions food[edit]

Toshikoshi soba is mentioned in the Bells section, with no hint of in what relationship the food might have with the bells. -- SEWilco (talk) 19:25, 24 January 2016 (UTC)