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.

 

Kumade

 

 

6 thoughts on “New Year’s Rake”

    1. 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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