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A Year Like Any Other

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A family get-together was held on New Year's day to have dinner at the Chinese restaurant in the hotel. That restaurant offered an all-you-can-eat style menu as a New Year's Day special, where, for a fixed price, the guests are able to order any number of dishes of their choice. The dinner became an annual event that the author took for granted and enjoyed without giving it any particular thought. In Japan, a family does not usually celebrate the New Year following the death of a family member, but on that New Year's Day the author's family got together as usual and had dinner at the same Chinese restaurant after the death of her mother-in-law. Japanese people have handed down the feeling of celebration from generation to generation. The author wished for the year to pass safety, without any untoward happenings like a year like any other.

Keywords: Chinese restaurant; dinner; Japan; New Year



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