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The New Year in Japan. Portable good fortune

In Japan, most buildings sport new year wreaths (made of rice straw) to invite good luck and ward off misfortune. This is especially important for business premises. What happens if your business is mobile, like a cab driver or fisherman? You do the same thing for your car or boat. Or, in some cases, your raft. The garland below was installed by the oarsmen on Tom Sawyer's raft in Tokyo Disneyland.

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