Another year indeed, this one here in Japan is Heisei 26 (平成 ２６年）and Oshogatsu (正月）is winding down a little, as people return home from trips, either for pleasure, or traditionally to family, the rubbish collection starts again, and people get back to work. I’ve likely gone through bits about this before (2013, 2012 for example). As is said here in Japan ‘明けましておめでとうございます’ (Akemashite omoedetougozaimasu).明けましておめでとうございます ２０１４！
Once again, we’ve spent time with family, got out and about exploring with the kids, and managed to avoid osechi ryouri again for reasons too convoluted to go into here. Also, this year, I didn’t go down to the beach for sunrise as I had the previous two New Years – I thought it was time for a break and spend the new year morning at home making breakfast. Next year I may well be back – I actually quite enjoyed it.
So Happy New Year to everyone, and hope 2014 is a good one for you.