MONO SHOP celebrates the New Year by introducing a festive selection of products.
2022: A Tiger year
In the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is a year of the Tiger. Japanese people, too, celebrate the arrival of the New Year and its associated animal.
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.