Japan Prepares For New Year

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Woman makes rice cakes, Mochi for celebrations of the forthcoming... News PhotoAdult,Cake,Celebration,Dragon,Himeji,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Mochi,Preparation,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Buddhika WeerasingheHIMEJI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 28: Woman makes rice cakes, Mochi for celebrations of the forthcoming Year of the Dragon at Zuiganji temple on December 28, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. The Japanese calendar is divided into twelve parts and are commonly associated with the twelve animals, the Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and the Pig. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)