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新年【しんねん】:行事 【ぎょうじ】
shinnen: gyōji, New Year: Observances

若水 【わかみず】 wakamizu, (わかみづ), first water [drawn on New Year's morning; literally "young water"] (New Year).
初水 【はつみず】 hatsu mizu, first water [literal]
若井 【わかい】 waka-i, first (visit to the) well [literally "young well"]
若水迎 【わかみずむかえ】 wakamizu-mukae, meeting the first water
福水 【ふくみず】 fukumizu, blessed water / blessing-water
出初 【でぞめ】 dezome, fire-brigade parade [literally "first going out"] (New Year).
消防出初式 【しょうぼうでぞめしき】 shōbō dezome-shiki, fire-brigade parade
七種 【ななくさ】 nana kusa, the seven herbs. [503] (New Year).
七草 【ななくさ】 nana kusa, the seven herbs
左義長 【さぎちょう】 sagichō, (さぎちやう), burning the (New Year's) decorations [normally January 14-15] (New Year).
【どんど】 dondo, burning the decorations
【とんど】 tondo, burning the decorations
飾焚く 【かざりたく】 kazari taku, (to) burn the decorations
初詣 【はつもうで】 hatsu-mōde, (はつまうで), first (temple/shrine) visit [of the New Year, on New Year's Day] (New Year).
初参 【はつまいり】 hatsu mairi, first visit
初社 【はつやしろ】 hatsu yashiro, first (visit to a) Shinto shrine
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