Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fukubukuro 福袋 (Lucky Bag)

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 !                

3 comments:

cuteandcurls said...

Im a bit late but wishing you a Happy New Year. May 2011 be a great year for you and I look forward to reading more of your blogs. I do apologise for my lack of visits last year as I was away on holiday.

Sweet Memory said...

Thank you for your comment!

Do you enjoy your holiday?
I wsnt to update my blog once or twice in a week.
I hope you keep reading this year.

cuteandcurls said...

You are much welcome. Yes I did enjoy my holiday although i did not do alot of sightseeing due to my health but i have no regrets as i have been to Cambodia before. I will try to visit your blogsite from time to time. I try to update my blog once or twice in a week too if i can and hope you can drop by sometime :)