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Japanese Word of the Day - January 2018

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetō! Japan celebrates the start of the year in a big way, and for you that means there are a lot of new Japanese words to learn.

 

正月 (しょうがつ) - New Year <br> From Bungou Stray Dogs
正月
初詣 (はつもうで) - first shrine visit of new year <br> From Idolmaster
初詣
あけおめ - Happy New Year <br> From Anohana
あけおめ
 おせち料理 (おせちりょうり) - food served during the New Year`s holidays <br> From One Piece
おせち料理
お年玉(おとしだま)  - new year`s gift <br> From yuruyuri
お年玉
年賀状 (ねんがじょう) - new year`s card <br> From shouwa genroku
年賀状
着物(きもの) - kimono <br> From Persona 4
着物
成人の日(せいじんのひ) - Coming of Age Day <br> From Chihayafuru
成人の日
汁粉(しるこ) - sweet red bean soup <br> From Luck and Logic
汁粉
和風 (わふう) - Japanese style <br> From Tōken Ranbu
和風
福袋 (ふくぶくろ) - lucky-dip bag <br>
福袋
袴 (はかま) - hakama <br> From Chihayafuru
骨牌 (かるた) - card game  <br> From Chihayafuru
骨牌
羽子板 (はごいた) - japanese badminton  <br> From futariwapurikyua
羽子板
おみくじ - fortune slip <br> From Gintama
おみくじ
七草(ななくさ)- seven spring herbs <br> From Mahouka
七草
振袖 (ふりそで) -  long-sleeved kimono <br> From Monster Striker
振袖
和食  - japanese food <br> From Shokugeki no soma
和食
懐石料理 (かいせきりょうり) - traditional japanese meal brought in courses <br> From Spirited Away
懐石料理
お雑煮(おぞうに)- new year`s dish <br> From Luck and Logic
お雑煮
大学入試(だいがくにゅうし) - entrance exam for university <br> From Cross-Road
大学入試
天神 (てんじん) - god of education (sugawara no michizane`s spirit) <br> From Noragami
天神
神社(じんじゃ) -  shinto shrine <br> From Sakurako san no ashimoto
神社
神様(かみさま) - god <br> From Noragami
神様
妖怪(ようかい) - apparition/spiritual beings <br> From Natsume`s Book of Friends
妖怪
七福神(しちふくじん) - Seven gods of fortune <br> From Noragami
七福神
恵比寿(えびす) - god of commerce(one of the shichifukujin) <br> From Noragami
恵比寿
毘沙門(びしゃもん) - god of war(one of the shichifukujin) <br> From Noragami
毘沙門
伝統(でんとう) - traditional <br> From Showa genroku
伝統
お賽銭(おさいせん) - money offering to a shrine <br> From Noragami
お賽銭
餅つき(もちつき) - mochi pounding <br> From Assassination Classroom
餅つき

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