#181: Bonen-kai (category: seasonal event)
Bonen-kai is an old-established Japanese custom. It is a gathering held at the end of each year, usually sometime in late December, to put an end to the year while joyfully drinking at a public bar or somewhere else.
The Japanese word "bonen" is "to forget the year" in English and "kai" is "gathering", respectively. So, "bonen-kai" literally means "gathering to forget the year". More clearly, it is to forget miscellaneous things happened in the year.
(Monday, December 22nd, 2014) See Archive