January 5, 2016 by pizzaguy
(continued from Part 1)
I love mochi. It can be prepared in many ways. For example, ozoni, a soup made with mochi, is filling and healthy. It’s like eating little dumplings!
A prevalent Buddhist tradition in Japan is to dress up and go to the temple, light some incense or a candle, make a prayer or wish before the Buddha statue, bow, and stand in line to gong the temple bell. Everyone does it, and usually you can feel the good spirit and harmony of the people around you. At midnight, the bells of many temples can be heard ringing 108 times to represent the 108 human sins.
Also, it is not uncommon to send and receive New Year’s day postcards to friends and family for January 1st. For more traditions in Japan for New Year’s, take a look at Wikipedia.
Our resolutions for 2016
- Work smarter, not harder.
- Treat each customer as if it is their first time.
- Increase the number times open per week.
- Enjoy what you do. If not, do something else.
Let’s have a healthy and happy 2016! Thank you for reading.
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