A Happy New Year! How do you spend in this new year ?
Almost worker doesn't work from January 1st to 3rd in Japan. We call this three days "Sanganichi".
However some stores are open at January 2nd and new year sale begins. Special goods for new year, Fukubukuro. 福袋 is very popular in Japan and women especially like to buy it. We can't know what items are put in this bag. It is excited about opening it at home for customers.
"Fuku" 福 means luck or happiness and is auspicious character in Japan. There are 7 gods who bring happiness for us. It is Shitifukujin (Seven lucky gods) 七福神. Ebisu 恵比寿 is one of them. Ebisu, a place in Tokyo is same name of this god.
I hope you have a lot of Fuku 福 this year and enjoy my blog !