Japanese decoration for New Year, Shime-kazari しめ飾り - a twisted straw rope with fern leaves, an orange and other items of good omen. It is generally hung on doors during the New Year holidays and served as a charm against evil spirits in Japan.
"Sake-wa honshin-wo arawasu" = Sake reveals the true heart. (Japanese Proverb) Something to keep in mind when drinking sake (or any alcoholic drink), especially this Holiday season! (๑>◡<๑) ♥ www.japanlover.me ♥