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JAPANESE FESTIVAL CUSTOM

ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF JANUARY,
THE GIRLS IN JAPAN PLAY SHUTTLECOCK (HANETSUKI) WHICH IS A
POPULAR OUTDOOR GAME SINCE MANY YEARS LONG AGO IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.101

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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JAPANESE FESTIVAL CUSTOM

ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF JANUARY,
THE OLD PEOPLE VISIT THEIR FAVORITE SHRINE TO PRAY FOR GOOD FORTUNE
FOR THE FORTHCOMING YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.101
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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JAPANESE FESTIVAL CUSTOM

ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF JANUARY,
THE PEOPLE EAT RICE CAKE SOUP (OZONI) SITTING IN FRONT OF THE
ALCOVE (TOCONOMA) WHICH IS DECORATED WITH LARGE RICE CAKES AND
OTHER SYMBOLS OF GOOD OMEN.

Submitter comment:

(AT HOME)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.101

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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JAPANESE FESTIVAL CUSTOM

ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF JANUARY,
JAPANESE PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD PLAY INDOOR GAMES OF CARDS
(KARUTATORI) AT THEIR HOMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.101

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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CUSTOM

THE NEW YEAR IS CELEBRATED FOR 7 DAYS IN JAPAN. DURING THIS TIME,
GREETING CALLS ARE MADE ON FAMILY FRIENDS, AND EACH ENTERTAINS THE
OTHER WITH ELABORATE AND TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR DISHES WHICH ARE ALL
PREPARED BY THE NEW YEAR AND CONTAINED IN TRADITIONAL LACQUERED
BOXES. LITTLE BOYS FLY PAINTED KITES; GIRLS PLAY BATTLEDORE AND
SHUTTLECOCK, WHILE AT SOCIAL GATHERINGS (WHERE BOYS AND GIRLS,
UNTIL THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION, PLAYED TOGETHER IN AN OTHERWISE
SEGREGATED SOCIETY) POEM CARD GAMES ARE PLAYED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT GREW UP IN JAPAN BEFORE THE END OF WORLD WAR II.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): VISITING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 4
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 7
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.101
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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