Happy New Year!


2009 will be the Year of the Ox in Japan, where some of the most beautiful NY’s traditions are celebrated. This simple New Year’s card, which was posted today on Flickr, shows stylized oxes or “bekos.” The photo below, of new year’s fortune wishes tied to a tree at a temple in Nakashibetsu on Hokkaido, was also taken today. あけましておめでとうございます! Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu! Happy New Year! 

Fortunes on the tree by retroleum.

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