How many nights will we sleep before oshogatsu?
Let’s fly a kite and
spin a top on oshogatsu...♪♪
This song is called Oshogatsu. It’s composed by Rentaro Taki and written by Kume Higashi. It’s a famous oshogatsu song that most Japanese learn in elementary school. It might be because I’m living abroad, but in December, I find myself longing for “oshogatsu,” not “New Year.”
“New Year” and “oshogatsu” are different in how I feel them. “New Year” in America has its highlight at the countdown from the eve on December 31 to January 1. And once ...