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New Years, Japan
知恩院の除夜の鐘試しづき（京都） rehearsal of the bells on New Year's Eve at Chion-in temple, Kyoto, Japan
Japanese meal for a new year -Osechi-
The temple of Asakusa, Japan. New Year's Day.
Private tea room overlooking Japanese gardens at Tofu-ya Ukai, Tokyo, Japan
The Bell and the Monk, Japan by YST (aka kryptos5), via Flickr. S)
A Japan Photo per Day - Last day of the year, Joya no Kane, 108 Bell Chimes