Shinnenkai 2014 #1

20 01 2014

Bonenkai” is what you have at the end of the year, typically in December.  “Shinnenkai” is what you have at the beginning of the year, typically in January.  Following the Japanese tradition, I have been having a few shinnenkai’s since the start of the year with a few more to follow this week. The very first was at a pizzeria on January 8th with business associates (which includes my best friend who works in the same industry).

Got to know one of the younger ladies from another company, technically a competitor, and that was fun.

Partenope, Hiroo Branch

Advertisements

Actions

Information

2 responses

23 01 2014
Jody and Ken

Is the point just the get-together or (I presume not from your photos) are there special food you’re supposed to eat as well? Ken

Like

23 01 2014
Ayako Mathies

The very point is getting together to eat and drink (all inclusive). No, there is no special food for the ocassion although at the very beginning of the year if we get together for a shinnenkai, then we may be feasting on special new year dishes (esp the first three days of the year).

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: