TAKOBOTO

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事始め
Readings
ことはじめ
kotohajime
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
taking up a new line of work, the beginning of things

starting the preparations for New Year's festivities (December 8 in Tokyo, December 13 in Kyoto)
See also: 仕事始め
resuming work after the New Year's vacationBeginn, Eröffnung

Kanji
ON: ジ, ズKUN: こと, つか.う, つか.える
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

ON: KUN: はじ.める, -はじ.める, はじ.まる
commence, begin

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