Touji(冬至)

2012122209163422-1On December 22, 2013 is Touji(冬至), the winter solstice in English. The winter solstice is the word which expresses the shortest day and the longest night in a year. Japan and China has the custom which we take a bathtub with a citron called “Yuzu-yu”. Originally people purified themselves in a bath to invite fortune. If you take a Yuzu-yu, it is said you will never catch a cold for a year. A citron makes blood circulation better and prevents sensitivity to cold. In addition, it makes your skin beautiful and makes you relaxed with the flavor. Taking Yuzu-yu is easy and you only put many cut citrons into the bathtub so let’s try it!