Archive for January 29th, 2006

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 29th, 2006


Today marks the beginning of the year of the dog (”inu doshi” here in Japan), according to the Chinese calendar. Happy New Year to everybody born under that sign! The year of the dog 2006 will end on February 17, 2007. Although you might have seen the chinese character on the left before, in Japan they actually use a completely different set of characters for the twelve animals. The one on the right is the one used in Japan.


Chinese character
“gou”
Japanese kanji
“inu”