Christmas Week is here, and New Year's Eve is on the horizon!
Even in the midst of holiday cheer, it's time to look ahead to a
clean and organized New Year--past the clutter of Christmas Past!.
In Japan, clearing dirt, clutter and the disorganization from the old year is an integral part of Japanese New Year tradition. Because each year is seen as separate and distinct, the final week of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organizing.
To observe oosouji, Japanese homes receive a top-to-bottom cleaning. Business offices are sorted and organized and children clean out school desks. "Removing the dirt from the old year" creates a clean state of mind to welcome the New Year, and invite prosperity in the year to come.
"Given that osouji takes place in the winter, the cleaning of windows, balconies and outdoor spaces
can be an unpleasantly cold task. Yet, the liberating feeling of “out with the old, in with the new” and putting your best foot forward into the New Year is motivation enough for most to grab
their scarves and gloves and head outside".
If you need some help for Osouji feel free to contact us Happy holidays ~ !