#181: Bonen-kai (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#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.

Bonen-kai Japan

(Monday, December 22nd, 2014)    See Archive

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