Decorations of Japan’s New Year

Decorations of Japan's New Year
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December 27, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Kadomatsu are a pair of bamboo and pine decorations, which Japanese people place in front of building entrances to celebrate new year.

Decorations of Japan's New Year
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Kadomatsu symbolize a tree provided for the descent of the gods. They are removed and burned on January 7th. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)