Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


Decorations for New Year Celebration

Japanese Paper, Bamboo, Fabric


About the work

Shogatsu (the New Year’s) is the most important holiday in Japan, a time when people invite the kami (gods or spirits) to bring a new round of good luck into their homes. A pair of Kadomatsu is placed on both sides of the front entrance of a house or a gate to welcome Toshitokujin (the goddess of lucky). It symbolizes longevity, prosperity and purity. Shishi is an imaginary creature that looks like a lion. It is believed to have the power to get rid of evil and plague.

New Year’s Rice Cake

Size0.78 W x 5.9 H in   

Medium: Japanese Paper  


New Year’s Gate Pine Tree

Size:1.18 W x 3.74 H in 

Medium:  Japanese Paper, Bamboo 

New Year’s Lion Dancing

Size: 1.57 W x 2.08 H in

Medium: Clay, Fabric  

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