At the corner of 100 Acre Wood a little bear is cogitating "I wonder what Piglet is doing thought Pooh I wish I was there doing it too"
“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
Japan issued their first New Year Greetings stamp in 1935 featuring Mount Fuji and the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal at the top, I think the other flowers are cherry blossom. They issued New Year stamps again in 1936 but that was the end of that until 1948 and then another gap until 1951 since when they have issued a stamp every year, nowadays usually more than one featuring the year's animal from the Lunar Calendar.
such as this from 2012 which I found on the net with an example of the lottery tab attached.
Wishing you all A Happy New Year
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps