of the pleasures in New Year holiday season is “Otoshidama” custom.
This is the money present
from parents to not only their children but also relatives’ children as well
as to the children of close families.
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