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Shokan- Koshogatsu (First full moon festival) -

I wish you a happy new year.
The new year has begun.
It is now 2018 (Heisei 30 on the Japanese calendar).
I just hope the year will be in piece and healthy.
I also wish this year will be leading to bright future.
Kashiwaya Osaka Senriyama is preparing to have our guests from 7th January.
We look forward to having you all this year.

“Koshogatsu”, Little New Year, referred to the 15th day of the first month or
the three-day period in the middle of the first month that includes the 15th day.
During Matsunouchi, the first period of a year, it is a custom to decorate Kadomatsu,
decorative pines for the New Year or Shimekazari, straw festoon until 15th January in Kansai area.
On “Koshogatsu”, fire festivals such as Sagicho and Dondo-yaki are taking place and in those festivals,
people burn new year ornaments including Kadomatsu and Shimenawa.
They say that ancestor spirits who were back home during the new year celebration
will go back to the other world with the smoke of fire festivals.
It is said that Mochibana(A decoration made of small-cut rice cakes or dumplings on a branch of Japanese sumac, hackberry, or willow tree.) and Mayudama(Bamboo or willow twigs hung with many small cocoon-shaped rice cakes or dumplings.
Oval-shaped Japanese gold coins, treasure ships, and other such things are hung from between the rice cakes and dumplings.)are decorations of “Koshogatsu” for agricultural celebrations.
People pray for an abundant harvestfor the year.
“Koshogatsu” is also called “Onnashogatsu”, New year day for ladies.
It seems that ladies who has been busy during Matsunouchi set their beginning of year on this day.
I feel something warm with the word Onnnashogatsu meaning the new year day focusing on ladies.

In Kashiwaya, we prepare cuisine likened to Mochibana whishing all of our guests to have a prosperous year.

It may be a modern idea to ask ladies to have dinner with all your gratitudeon “Koshogatsu”.
I hope you will spend your precious time in Kashiwaya.

may the number of the grains of sand on beaches
bordering the broad oceans
be the number of the centuries of your life
(composer unknown, Kokinshu)

Counting the grains of sand on the beach of ocean, I will take the number is your longevity.

People age, but I would like to treasure the heart to cherish others.

*The below is the menu for the “Ran” course (¥30,000). Some menu items may change in accordance with availability of ingredients.

We have an impression of snowstorm in winter ocean, but I hear seas run high and the colour of water is bleak.
Depending on arrival of ingredients, we may change the menu without advance notice.