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One of the pleasures in New Year holiday season is gOtoshidamah custom.

This is the money present from parents to not only their children but also relativesf children as well as to the children of close families.

Money amounts slide up toward elder generations, from infants to pupils, middle school, high school, and university students.

Money bill is packed into a special paper envelope for direct hands out.

Children expect such a present with great fun for buying toys or visiting movie theaters and so on at their own choices.

This has been a long lasting custom ever since hundreds years ago and is still prevailing in Japan.

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