Monday, January 5, 2009

Nengajou for the New Year

This is a picture of the Japanese New Year's postcard (nengajou) that I wrote for my family and friends who live in Japan.  It says "Happy New Year."  

I was supposed to send them out two weeks ago so that they would arrive on New Year's Day, but that didn't happen.  My mother told me to send them anyway and that my family in Okinawa will understand that an American is always late.  I try to follow the etiquette rules of Japanese culture, but I suppose I'm just too American for that.  


Anonymous said...

That looks like a lot of characters for "Happy New Year" :-P

shrinecastle said...

Yes, that's why Japanese is so difficult!