Archive for December, 2013

Kadomatsu (門松)

After of Christmas until January 7th, on both sides of the entrance doors you will notice in Japan Kadomatsu (門松, literally “gate pine”). A beautiful New Year traditional Japanese decoration made to welcome the kami (神, god), especially the kami of the harvest, Kadomatsu decoration are considered temporary housing for kami. Kadomatsu are placed in pairs […]