"SuSu-Harai", the year-end cleanup is one of Japan's traditional year-end rituals.

This tradition, called susuharai, originates from a religious custom in which people cleaned their household altars and rooms to welcome the god of the New Year.

  •     年末恒例のすす払い 東西本願寺(京都)                                                         「お身ぬぐい」唐招提寺(奈良)


  • The year-end cleanup is one of Japan's traditional year-end rituals.
        道後温泉本館(愛媛県松山市)                                  


  • The year-end cleanup is one of Japan's traditional year-end rituals.   The year-end cleanup is one of Japan's traditional year-end rituals.
        生田神社ですす払い(兵庫県神戸市)                                   夜明けとともにすす払い(成田山新勝寺)
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