Kadomatsu arrangement made from Bamboo stalks, pine boughs, and plum or Cherry blossom branches and straw rope. Place Kadomatsu by the door and gate will bring endurance, prosperity, and vitality to business, and family members in the coming year. The materials used for making Kadomatsu are symbolic. Pine means evergreen, represents longevity. Bamboo symbolizes a youthful spirit and constancy of regeneration mirroring the rebirth of the New Year. Kadomatsu is a very important part of New Year tradition. It is an arrangement that evolved over hundred of years from Shinto beliefs in animism. The royal palaces use bamboo to welcome the New Years god. In modern days, it is an important symbol of good luck and prosperity for the coming of New Year. Today, Kadomatsu arrangements can be large and small, simple or intricate. The design is based on tradition, creativity, availability of materials, unique needs. At Flower Fair, we make our own Kadomatsu for the size as small as 6″ for office desk to custom size 3 to 4 feet tall. Bamboo are grown locally from the farm. Kadomatsu will be available from Dec. 1, 2011, place Kadomatsu in a shallow water is recommended. Customers are recommended to place order early for any custom size Kadomatsu.