MONO SHOP celebrates the New Year by introducing a festive selection of products.
2024: Drago year
2024 is the Year of the Dragon, a legendary creature. It was worshiped as the god of water and the sea, and it was believed that something auspicious would happen if a dragon appeared. It is often depicted on the ceilings and sliding doors of temples and is also known as a talisman to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to life.
Mount Fuji with the first sunrise
Japanese people used to believe that a god (Toshigami) bringing good luck, appeared with the first sunrise of the year. The first sunrise with Japan’s most famous mountain Fuji is a New Year's motif that Japanese people like.
Red Snapper ("Tai" in Japanese) is a lucky symbol in Japan. It is similar in pronunciation to the word "medetai (happiness)."
The meaning of black beans is "wishing for a strong and healthy life". The word "mame" for black beans in New Year dishes means "strong and healthy". In addition, it has been an indispensable dish for New Year dishes since ancient times.