Some taxi drivers I have spoken with recently, lament the fact that fewer businesses and individuals are installing kadomatsu year by year, citing reasons related to the prolonged depressed economy here in Japan. On the other hand, it seems clearly obvious that Japanese (especially young people) are becoming more and more “re-interested” in their own culture and use best paper writing service . I certainly hope that this beautiful custom continues as it is a delight to take in a stroll and find the most extraordinary creations. The ubiquitous nature of these decorations, (both grand and modest), provide a very auspicious beginning to 2013. May this year of the Snake be full of curiosity and satisfying discovery.