One of the kadomatsu at the Sasebo Japanese Garden entrance. Photo by Maria Thomas, courtesy of ABQ BioPark.
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Celebrate the new year with the Japanese tradition of kadomatsu.
WhenJan 02, 2014 09:00 AM - Jan 12, 2014 05:00 PM
Kadomatsu are a Japanese New Year's tradition of pine and bamboo arrangements. These arrangements flank the gates of the BioPark's Japanese Garden through January 12.
Kadomatsu are said to attract beneficial spirits and are full of symbolism, representing virtues such as strength, flexibility, vitality and purity.
Visit the Botanic Garden to join in this 600-year-old Shinto tradition.