Happy New Year!
The New Year's decorations is distinctive in Japan. I want to introduce them.
At first, I introduce "Kadomatsu". That are placed in pairs in front of homes supposedly to welcome ancestral spirits or god of harvest. "Kadomatsu" are placed after Christmas until January 7 or 15. The central portion of the "Kadomatsu" is formed three large banboos. It similar to Japanese flower arrangement. The banboos set at different hights and represent heaven, humanity and earth with heaven being the highest and earth being the lowest. But some "Kadomatsu" set the humanity and earth banboos at the same hight. "Kadomatsu" is traditional New Year's decorations but we can't see much now.