Brown Bag / Yasuhiro Yamauchi: How Japan Sends Off the Year and Welcomes the Next

  • 11 Dec 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109

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Japanese End of Year Traditions
WITH SPEAKER YASUHIRO YAMAUCHI

Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F,
Boston, MA 02109

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 12 - 1PM

Part of the Brown Bag Luncheon Series

As we approach the end of the year, join us for our culminating Brown Bag Luncheon. Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Consul Cultural/General Affairs at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston, will discuss how the Japanese send off one year and welcome the next.

In Japan, this is a season for reflection and hopeful envisioning of the year to come. It is a symbolic bridge. At the moment of crossing into the new year, temple bells in Japan are rung 108 times representing the 107 worldly desires plus once to symbolize forgetting about the previous year's worries. 

Many end of year customs in Japan have deep roots in Buddhism and Shintoism. Take this chance to learn about the cultural - and also spiritual - significance of end of year traditions for Japanese.


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