New Year’s Rake


Japanese New Year's Rake


This is a Kumade (although if I understand correctly, Kumade may just mean “rake” in Japanese). It is one of the many artifacts one can get for New Year’s in Japan.

My mother-in-law got it for us, now I wonder where we’ll manage to store it to catch dust until 2014. On that topic (catching dust) please not that the plastic wrap is not to be removed so that the rake itself and its decorations don’t actually catch dust, after all those are sacred items.





David Billa

David was born and raised in France. After a few years in the US and then back to his home country, life led him to the shores of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. After falling in love with the area, he decided to show its beauty and all it has to offer with this blog.

6 Responses

  1. Happy New Year David! 明けましておめでと! Hope you have a great year in 2013!!

  2. Lrong says:

    Happy new year to you and your loved ones!

  3. lina says:

    Happy new year.

    So, you’ve decided a place for it yet? 🙂

    Better be out of reach of the little tike. 😉

    • David says:

      Happy New Year.
      It’s standing in a corner of the kitchen (where I’ll suspect it’ll stay all year long even if it’s a temporary place).
      Right now, the kitchen is off limits for Hana, although it won’t stay forever (as soon as she can walk, I guess it’ll be hard to prevent her from going to some places in the house)

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