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1/1/2014

Lucky lobsters?

Festive lucky lobsters for Japanese New Years…

…are found on automobiles and entranceways.

  

Shimekazari are a traditional New Year's decoration that are put out for luck as part of Shinto beliefs. The shide–the white zigzagging, paper strips are meant to keep away bad spirits and the lobsters denote longevity (since lobsters are bent over like old person).

Nowadays, not many people bother to put Shimekazari on their cars but there are plenty of lucky flying lobsters still around to play with Godzilla for the New Years holiday.

Lucky flying lobsters
via Den4

Posted by Taro in General, Pop Culture | 3 Comments »


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3 Responses to “Lucky lobsters?”

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  2. den4 via email Says:

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