Years ago when we lived in Aomori prefecture in northern Japan, the local folks would mount rice-straw wreaths and decorations on the front of their vehicles as a symbol of good wishes and luck for the new year. Below is a picture of a fancy one. Of course, all of the elements on their decorations have specific symbolism, and I don't know what any of them are.
In the rural area where we lived, the vehicle decorations weren't very fancy, mostly just the rice straw woven into shapes.
I don't have any rice straw decorations, but I've adapted the idea to our vehicles over the years. Again, nothing fancy. But you'd be amazed how many people smile and wave at the sight of the wreath mounted on the front of our truck.
The snow we got last week was an added bonus, just to make it look more festive and seasonal.