We have a custom eating year-crossing soba-noodles 「年越し蕎麦」 for new year's eve dinner. For most Japanese families, having this soba-noodle with family member quietly at home means to greet a happy next year. There are several theories for how this custom started like the link explains, but the most popular one would be "wishing to have a thin long happy life" year-crossing noodles ←(link)
| My Kake-Soba (with soup type and different from the one in my soba link) |
(cooked beef, mushroom and processed-fish and so on are on top)
*除夜の鐘 "Bells on New Year's Eve" *
In Buddhist beliefs, humans are born with 108 worldly desires which are removed when the temple toll bell 108 times. TV program let us hear the bell from the shrine when the clock hit the Jan.1st to be able to welcome New Year with a pure mind and pray the peaceful New Year. I remember the happy feeling being able to stay up late for good reason when young :-)
I hope you can find the fence in the video to link Tex's "GoodFences",
Although I've already said year-end-greeting to you in my previous post, I whimsically wished to introduce the bell with Video(^^;) If you have a special year-crossing food, I really am happy to know♪ And sorry for early posting.
And you can find our customs of year end and new year from These Pages.
Have a wonderful 31st of 2015 and A Happy Year 2016, everyone.