Already covered what we done last year on new years eve in the Japanese New Year article but wanted to keep a record of what we get up to every year.
While many Japanese take the opportunity to go overseas during the break, we done what the remaining folks typically do.
Omisoka is the last day of the year where many are running around town stocking up on grub to eat at home on the next day.
This was taken at one of my local supermarkets - wasn't here on previous new year eve's and never seen the place so packed.
Then on new years day, a load of postcards known as Nengajo arrive. These are traditional new year greeting cards which the Japanese send to each other. Paper based Negajo is still popular despite the new electronic means of sending greetings.
Going to take a look at just a few of them - this one from Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki.