Happy New Year!

sheepHappy New Year!    This is my first blog post for 2015. I am planning to write more frequently with a goal of one post each week.

The Japanese have a tradition of sending nengajo  – New Year cards (年賀状) to family and friends. These cards include a brief update of what has been happening in the previous 12 months and may include a family picture.

My wife and I spent New Year in Japan at the end of 1999 and I enjoyed the many traditions of that time of the year : the special meal on New Years Day and visiting a shrine at Dazaifu.

The Japanese used to follow the lunar year, similar to Chinese with the 12 year zodiac cycle.

2015 is the Year of the Sheep, sometimes known as the Year of the Ram or Year of the Goat.

Year of the Sheep


Author: charuzu

I live in Sydney and interests include music, piano playing, technology, cooking, English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

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