New Years: How They Celebrate in Japan, and How You Can Celebrate Here

January 1 is not far away. And while we in the United States plan for a ball drop in New York City and plenty of confetti, the Japanese are looking forward to more family-oriented rituals, designed to usher in good fortune for the new year. In Palm Beach County, you can ring in 2016 with Japanese style at Oshogatsu, the traditional New Year’s festival, which welcomes everyone to The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on January 10. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. CELEBRATE WITH US AT OSHOGATSU …

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Go Global This Shopping Season at The Museum Store

Do people celebrate Christmas in Japan? You bet they do! Since there are so few Christians in the country, the holiday has more to do with fun and festivities than the Nativity. So, if you were looking for a reason to shop the season at The Museum Store, you now have one, along with a wide variety of whimsical, unique and colorful gift ideas. The Museum Store has hundreds of items available online, and more than 4,000 offered in-store. However, we’ve narrowed down the top picks to these six: Click the images …

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