This is another type of charm we put out on our doors or gates in Japan during the New Years.
They are sold at shrines and temples. Francisca asked if it was mine in my last post. I don't really do any of the New Year traditions like this, mostly because I'm always back at my parents place during the holidays and also because I'm not Buddhist or Shinto and a little bit lazy to go buy it just for the sake of tradition.
But I do like walking around the neighborhood and seeing almost all the houses and stores with some kind of New Years decoration.