Tag Archive | New Year

Hatsumōde: A Different Kind of New Year Tradition

Hatsumōde: A Different Kind of New Year Tradition

If you watch Japanese programing, whether it’s anime or dramas, you’ve probably noticed a New Year’s tradition that’s as much a staple to their culture as singing Auld Lang Syne and getting a kiss is in western culture. The hatsumōde is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year. You can visit one right as the clock strikes midnight or […]


New Year’s Confession

I am going to admit this right off the bat, I’m kind of phoning this post in.  The year has been a long one and I’m exhausted and need a little bit of a mental break. We had a typical New Year’s Eve, for us anyway. I got home after a long day at work, watched […]

A New Year’s Tradition

We at No Kids, Will Travel (Amanda and myself) know how busy you are this time of year, so this week we are keeping it simple for your sake as well as our own.  The world’s cultures have many different ways to celebrate the New Year, from watching the fireworks light up Sydney Harbor Bridge […]