01 January 2012

Happy New Year





















Image: Takahashi Haruka - New Year's card, 1928, Leonard lauder collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

11 comments:

Rouchswalwe said...

Jane! 明けましておめでとうございます ! That's a fine postcard for the Year of the Dragon! Wishing you only the best in 2012!

Andy McEwan said...

And, "Happy New Year!", to you, Jane. May 2012 bring you health and happiness and may it bring all of us who love your posts more light and joy from The Blue Lantern. As we say here in Scotland - "A' the best for a guid New Year!"

AliceKiss said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Jane said...

Rouchswalwe, I'm impressed by your Japanese greeting but I need a translation!
I have a dragon post waiting in the wings.
Happy New Year!

Jane said...

Thank you, Andy. Happy New Year to you! How I envy you the proximity to Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, the new "Scots" pandas.

Jane said...

A happy new year to you, Alice!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Wishing you a Most Happy New Year as well!

Betty

Rouchswalwe said...

Oh, I'm looking forward to the dragon post! The Japanese phrase means "Happy New Year." However, the characters are interesting: 明け- includes 'sun' and 'moon' in one unit and means 'to be open.' Followed by grammatical markers, then the おめでとう part, which literally means 'congratulations'. This is followed by ございます, the phrase ending politeness marker. So literally, it means 'congratulations on the opening of the year'! Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Jane said...

G.T., blueberry iced tea is one of my favorite drinks. Happy Near Year!

Jane said...

Rouchswalwe, thank you again. I can see that you not only know Japanese but also where to find those markings and symbols from other languages. I'm still looking for them.

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