Japan's year-end event CLEANING UP

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This year's business will end today, December 29th 2020.

This year we started this site and this blog also started this year. There are still some points that have yet to be reached, but we will continue to do our best from now on.

By the way, one of the annual events in Japan at the end of the year is CLEANING UP.

Cleaning at the end of the year is not for cleaning the office and home at the end of the year and welcoming the New Year comfortably, or for yourself and your family to spend the year comfortably, but actually cleaning your home and preparing to welcome God. To do it. This event has been going on since the Heian period, and seems to have taken root as an event to remove the dust accumulated at home during the year.


In the Edo period, December 13th was set as the cleaning day, which is said to have led to the modern year-end general cleaning. For this reason, December 13th is also called the "First Day" and is considered to be a lucky day to start various preparations for the New Year. It is customary to start CLEANING UP on December 13th and end on December 28th. 



It is also said that you should not clean up on December 29th, 31st and January 1st.
The reason is that December 29th is the day with 9 and it is said to be unlucky because it can be read as "suffer".
On New Year's Eve on December 31st, cleaning up on the 31st and decorating the New Year's decorations is said to be an "overnight decoration" and is not desirable because it gives the impression of being prepared in a hurry.
On January 1st, it is said that fortune will escape because if you do a big cleaning on New Year's Day, you will clean up fortune and comes unlucky.

Let's clean up early and get ready for the new year!!