With reading of this page, you will get above listed knowledges as well as Japanese have. I will be very glad if you could read this article to the end.
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’Hakone Ekiden’ is very famous sports event in new year in Japan, which is long distance relay road race between Tokyo and Hakone, for University in Kanto area. In day 1, on 2nd January, it’s from Tokyo to Hakone, in day 2, 3rd January, from Hakone to Tokyo.
This race has very long history. 1st race was held in 1920. Except suspension in 1941-42, 44-46, race is held in every year. In 2021, it became 97th race. The race is broadcasted from start to finish completely. It’s tradition in new year.
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In beginning of January, there are winter sale in various department stores and commercial facilities in Japan, which is called as ‘Bargain’ in Japan. In earliest case, it’s started in January 1st or 2nd.
In a very happy atmosphere of new year days, people has much desire to purchase various items. So many people are coming to shopping in this season.
‘Seijin Shiki’ is very important event in Japan, which is generally held in ‘Seijin no hi’ as national holiday on 2nd Monday in January. There’s a ceremony to celebrate people getting adult, 20 years old.
In ‘Seijin Shiki’, a lot of people wear very traditional dress, ‘Kimono’. We can see very gorgeous ‘Kimono’ on the street in ‘Seijin no hi’. This is also tradition in January.
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‘Dezome Shiki’ is very traditional event, since 17th century. This is the ceremony for firefighters to start working in new year. A lot of fire departments held this event all over Japan.
’Nanakusa Gayu’ as thin rice porridge with seven herbs is a very traditional food, which is eaten in January 7th, in Japan. This tradition was already started in 1000 years ago.
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There are many sports events in January, other than ‘Hakone Ekiden’. Major events are as follows:
- New year Ekiden on 1st. January (long distance relay road race)
- Emperor’s cup final on 1st January (Football, date possible to be changed from 2021)
- High school football tournament (Final : 2nd week in January)
- Rice Ball (American football)
In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows
That’s all today.
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There are many kinds of events in January in Japan. We feel that new year has come, when we have above listed events, in every year. If you have a opportunity to be in Japan in January, please try to find them in your staying.
In the end, thank you very much for your reading and see you again !