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120420-0020 - New Year Customs


Outside Bakumatsu 1860s Unknown

People playing hanetsuki (battledore and shuttlecock) and flying kites, traditional pastimes during New Year celebrations.

Published in the Illustrated London News on November 12, 1864 (Genji 1).

Original text: “Japanese game of battledore and shuttlecock in the streets of Yokohama.”

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