I am currently on vacation and will return to reply to comments and provide new content later. Until then, please enjoy an excess of doodles and comics about my daily life in the San’in region. See you in mid January!
I stayed in Japan last year for New Years. Besides the plethora of year-end parties and beginning of the year parties, there’s the thorough cleaning of one’s home and work place to start the year on a clean (and if you’re lucky, lazy) note. It is also customary to send New Year’s greetings, or show up in person at work places to thank everyone personally for all their hard work over the year.