Japanese New Year Flashcards

お正月
(おしょうがつ)

Learn Japanese New Year vocabulary.

年越しそば
としこしそば (toshikoshi soba)
year-crossing soba
除夜の鐘
じょやのかね (joya no kane)
bells on New Year's Eve
初日の出
はつひので (hatsuhinode)
first sunrise
鏡餅
かがみもち (kagamimochi)
mochi decoration (an offering to the New Year deity)
おとそ
otoso
spiced sake
お年玉
おとしだま (otoshidama)
New Year gift (money)
おせち
osechi
traditional Japanese New Year's food
黒豆
くろまめ (kuromame)
sweet black soybeans
お雑煮
おぞうに (ozōni)
Japanese New Year's soup with mochi and vegetables
初詣
はつもうで (hatsumōde)
first visit to the shrine in the new year
絵馬
えま (ema)
wooden prayer plaque
お守り
おまもり (omamori)
good-luck charm
おみくじ
omikuji
fortune slip
福袋
ふくぶくろ (fukubukuro)
"lucky bag," a grab bag with items totaling more than the purchase price
七草がゆ
ななくさがゆ (nanakusagayu)
seven-herb rice porridge
花餅
はなもち (hanamochi)
red and white mochi wrapped on willow branches to pray for good harvests...

That was 16 Japanese New Year flashcards! Listen to the pronunciations and read about each item in the video description. みてみてね!

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