Why do you want?
In Japan, it was once thought that a year consisted of two seasons: "spring" sowing grain and "autumn" to harvest. From this, the beginning of spring was made the beginning of a year. This is the time of the current “rising”. On New Year's Eve, people enjoyed the birth of life brought by the spring. In other words, the New Year was the "spring" where all living things were born. It is said that the celebration of this is the beginning of "the New Year's dream". The word "medetai" is also said to come from "medeita".
What year of the god?
It is said that a god called "Toshigami" will come to New Year. The year god is also referred to as "Toshi to Godin", "Year Tokushin", and "New Year". The Year God was considered to be a god who watches over the prosperity of the descendants and to be an ancestor God. People have to clean their homes in order to receive the Year God. This is the origin of "sustain" and "cleaning". In addition, Kadomatsu (Kadomatsu) is the goal for the year gods to come from other worlds, and to be the “Yoshishiro” for transferring. In addition, "Shimenawa" is a symbol of the place being a festival place.
Why is Kagoshima (円 供) round?
Kagami mochi to be served to the year god is a mirror image. A long time ago, the mirror was disk-shaped, and it was thought that it was a mysterious thing that things, landscapes, faces, etc. were reflected on the surface. Therefore, the person of old times made the mirror sacred and made it a divine body. Also, Japanese people have long considered human souls and grain souls to be the same thing. Therefore, I hoped that the human spirit could be strengthened by eating a tomb in the shape of a cereal spirit. Therefore, I always wore a Japanese omelet on the day of the festival.