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New Year 2

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 100
Professor
Millie Creighton
Semester
Winter

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Oseibo - year end gifs, mid-December Christmas parties, presents, celebrations Bonenkai year end parities (forget the year parties) year transition, decorations Visits to shrines for household amulets (decorations) visit to shrines for car blessing, pound rice cakes Clean everything, pay bills, write new year cards, giving offerings for gods people are giving gives at the end of the new year to help people throughout the new year Tea Ceremony Opening of the year, tea ceremony Kyoto - important ritual Thursday the 16th January Year being important Structuralism - human beings want to categorise them - ie. year important distinction - categorise from last year and this year pounding of rice cakes collectivism - can only be done collectively Rice cakes - kagami mochi - mirror rice cakes
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