New Year Party at Mairo

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     Have you ever heard of a “participatory bakery”? I know one. It’s Mairo! The bakery shop is very small, but has big potential. They have had many interesting events, especially costume parties in the fall, on Halloween, and on Christmas. This time they had a New Year Party on 23. I, of course, took part in it.

   Their parties have always themes. This time, the New Year Party’s theme was “Japanese-style”. The bakery staffers and most participants wore something Japanese. I put on an old Japanese pattern vest and an accessory.

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       Japanese people used to write letters which express New Year or their New Year’s resolution with brush and ink on January first. So did the participants this time.

 

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   We kneaded dough for dumplings together and made oshiruko, or red bean drink. That was fun! Of course, the oshiruko was very nice!

 

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    Lots of delicious foods and drinks. Chattering with friends and playing games together. I had a really wonderful time!

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