*Notes (Meaning of the icons shape)
• 猿 (Saru); In Japan, We use the twelve horary signs that is originated in Chinese Zodiac. 2016 is the year of the monkey in Chinese Zodiac.
• 鏡餅 (Kagamimochi); Kagamimochi is a circular, flat rice cake offered to Shinto and Buddhist deities on occasions such as the New Year.
This name was derived from its shape, which resembled a mirror in the old days.
• 梅/松 (Ume/Matsu); In Japan, pine (matsu), bamboo (take) and plum (ume) are known to represent "good luck" and "happiness" and all three trees together are called "Shouchikubai.”
• 羽子突き (Hanetsuki); Hanetsuki is played at New Year. This game resembles badminton.
A wooden racket called a hagoita, is used to hit a shuttlecock (a small, rounded piece with feathers attached) back and forth.
• 門松 (Kadomatsu); Kadomatsu consist of three bamboo poles of different lengths which are cut diagonally.
Pine tree and plum trees are fastened to the bamboo poles with a straw rope. These are considered auspicious.
• 熨斗 (Noshi); A noshi origami is a decoration put on the upper right-hand side of a celebratory envelope in Japan.
• 餅花 (Mochibana); Mochibana is a decoration made of small-cut rice cake or dango (sweet rice dumpling) on a branch of Japanese sumac, hackberry, or willow tree for New Year's Holidays.