【December】What comes to mind? Take the Japanese winter traditions quiz!

December is full of year-end events and beautiful scenes.

Enjoy Japan’s representative winter traditions through this quiz! New discoveries and surprises are surely waiting for you.

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Let’s dive into what makes Japan’s winter so special. How many of these traditions can you recognize?

Take the quiz and find out!

Sneak Peek
  • What do Japanese people eat on the winter solstice?
  • What is the M-1 Grand Prix?
  • How many times is the ‘Joya no Kane’ bell rung?

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Japanese Life in December

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What is the food traditionally eaten on the winter solstice day in Japan?

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Then, in Japan, there is a tradition of putting something in the bath on the winter solstice. What is it?"

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What is the gift called that is sent at the end of the year to those who have helped you during the year?

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Which temple in Kyoto is used for the announcement of the ‘Kanji of the Year’ every December?

Kanji of 2023

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The popular event ‘M-1 Grand Prix’ held every December. Who competes in it?

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In Japan, there is a custom of eating something on New Year’s Eve. What is it?

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On New Year’s Eve in Japan, the ‘Joya no Kane’ bell is rung. How many times is it rung ?

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