Hours of sunlight has gradually become fewer and I guess not only me
but many people are having hard time getting up in the morning.
Yes, winter has arrived and 2011 is around the corner. Am i only the
one who feels that the last New Year day was just couple weeks ago?
In the next practice, I would like to discuss New Year day since I
thought it would be interesting to share your customs with other
members. For instance, ozoni is almost different in each family and i
always found interesting to when I hear about it.
The practice would be as bellow.
Genre: Free Talk
Title: New Year
1. Make 6 groups.
2.Read the hand-out and recall how you normally spend on new year day.
If you don't have any idea, may be the following keywords might help
-TV program(NHK Kohaku)
-Osechi(special selection of dishes during the New Year celebration )
-Ozoni(How is your Ozoni in your home? Red-miso? White-miso?)
-Bell ringing(Buddhist temples all over Japan ring their bells a 108
times to symbolize the 108 human sins)
-Otoshidama(How did you spend it?)
-Special custom in your home town
-Games(Kite flying, Sugoroku, fukuwarai, top(koma))
3. Share with your group members.
Hope you could have a nice talk with your group members and have a new
idea to spend this coming New Year.