Bonenkai - Japan's special "drinking ceremony"

For the Japanese, to see off the old year and welcome the new year, a traditional and cozy Bonenkai party is indispensable.

Jan 28, 2023 - 09:27
Feb 3, 2023 - 08:34
Bonenkai - Japan's special "drinking ceremony"

On the eve of the new year, in order to remove the worries and troubles of the old year, companies and agencies organize a party called Bonenkai as a year-end meeting for their employees, as well as thank you instead. Successful cooperation with partners and customers.

Bonenkai does not take place on a set date, but is held from mid-December until the end of the year. The space chosen to organize Bonenkai is a restaurant, the restaurant has a large, airy area and must have traditional Japanese style with long tables for everyone to gather to create a cozy atmosphere. In addition, many companies also choose to organize in large conference rooms, where necessary equipment such as musical instruments, sound systems, projectors are available, the atmosphere will then be more formal, more suitable for large companies.

Finally, a dish not to be missed is Mochi rice cake served with Ozoni. At the Bonenkai year-end party in Japan, as people are closer, all manners and principles in daily work are no longer taken seriously, even many Mr. Manh even encouraged employees to be comfortable and change. how to address people at a distance.

Every year, when it is not yet December, not only families are busy preparing to worship their ancestors, companies and agencies also eagerly welcome the year-end. With that cozy party, everyone seemed to understand each other better, all worries, sorrows and understandings were easily ignored to welcome the new year with new successes that will come to themselves and their organizations. Those who have been touched by Japanese culture will certainly be unfamiliar with the concept of "Bonenkai". Season Bonenkai (roughly translated: join the face to forget the old year) takes place in December, which is also the last month of a year.

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