Decorative Pine Branches / 門松 KADOMATSU

Many Japanese decorate the front door of shops, company buildings and houses with a paire of "KADOMATSU" during the New Year Holidays.
"KADO" means a gate and "MATSU" means a pine tree.
"KADOMATSU" is a decoration consisting of bamboo and pine branches and symbolizes longevity and prosperity.
It is said that this is the appropriate way to welcome goods.