Friday, December 29, 2006


(typical Japanese New Year's decorations)

While Christmas is just a fun, imported celebration here, New Year's is the main event when families get together, eat traditional food, pray for the New Year, etc.
So this evening we're off to visit the in-laws, and we'll be back on the 3rd.
For those who asked to see my New Year's cards, it's considered strange to wish someone a 'Happy New Year' before Jan. 1st so I'll post a pic when I get back.
Have a safe year end and I'll see you next year!


  1. Excellent blog... well written and insightful. I lived in Japan for a while some years ago.

  2. Happy New Year! I hope your year is filled with much happiness and great books!

  3. Thanks jcr!

    Lesley, I also wish you a happy, book-filled year in 2007!


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