Care for kadomatsu arrangement

Traditionally, kadomatsu arrangements are displayed from January 1 to January 7 and burned on January 15.  Some people keep their dry bamboo arrangements throught the year.  Here are a few tips on keeping the kadomatsu nice and neat.

Set Kadomatsu in a dish or container filled with water.
Keep water level below the rope.
Keep Kadomatsu in a cool spot and stay away from direct heat when not in use.
Pull foliage as they die.
Bamboo dry nicely and can be level cut to reuse as nail or pen holder. Otherwise, dispose along with your green waste.  Check www.envhonolulu.org for your green waste pick-up schedule.

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