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*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



門松 / Kadomatsu


Kadomatsu is a Japanese traditional decoration for the New Year. Kado stands for gate, and matsu means pine tree. It’s put in front of the entrance of houses or shops. This custom started around the 10th century according to written-records. For Kadomatsu, pine trees were originally used, but after the medieval period, using bamboo with the pine tree grew in popularity. Pine tree and bamboo are evergreen plants, which suggests eternal prosperity. Big ones stand taller than an average man, and are usually seen at the entrance of department store. For home-use, small ones are sold at shops, and even at some supermarkets. They're displayed until January 15th.

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