Oosouji is the big end of the year cleaning in Japan. Here we are a week into December and I am excited about it.
I'm making my lists and gathering up things I've been saving for who knows what, like glass jars and small cardboard boxes. I save these things "just in case", but it is time to get rid of them.
It's time to finish things, to decide what I really need to keep, to organize and find out that I have enough of something and don't need to buy it again for awhile. It's time to give everything a good cleaning to get ready for the new year, fresh and clean and uncluttered.
Oosouji is one of my favorite Japanese traditions.