Rebecca Toy

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This Japanese New Year’s Ritual Is the Fresh Start We All Desperately Need

This Japanese New Year’s Ritual Is the Fresh Start We All Desperately Need

Those tired resolutions that fade by February are no match for the dumpster fire of the last year. Ditch them, because there couldn’t be a better time for Japan’s Oosouji—the Big Cleaning. The Japanese believe that taking unresolved baggage into a new year is unlucky, whether it’s literal clutter, unfinished business, or damaging thoughts. So … Continued
This Japanese New Year’s Ritual Is the Fresh Start We All Desperately Need

This Japanese New Year’s Ritual Is the Fresh Start We All Desperately Need

Those tired resolutions that fade by February are no match for the dumpster fire of the last year. Ditch them, because there couldn’t be a better time for Japan’s Oosouji—the Big Cleaning. The Japanese believe that taking unresolved baggage into a new year is unlucky, whether it’s literal clutter, unfinished business, or damaging thoughts. So … Continued