“Nengajo “Japanese New Year’s Cards

In the west, we send Christmas cards. In Japan, it is the custom to send New Year’s Cards.

I found this contest posted on Facebook and sponsored by: Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan. Here are the 2012 Nengajo Design Contest Winners (Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.331816103515180.134824.156230341073758&type=3

Winner, Adult Division
Lasha Tamae
Baltimore, Maryland

Winner, Youth Division
Jasmine Ying
Torrance, California



Writing New Year’s Cards:   http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa120900a.htm

Nengajo:   http://japanese.about.com/library/blhiraculture24.htm

Japanese New Year Cards:   http://gojapan.about.com/cs/traditionculture/a/newyearcard.htm

6 thoughts on ““Nengajo “Japanese New Year’s Cards

  1. I didn’t know about the custom of New Year’s cards in Japan, though I thought the holiday was significant. Both cards are great, but I love how professional the youth winner design looks.

    1. I wish that I could read kanji. I do know a little bit of the Japanese language, but only to speak it more than to read it. Thank you for your kind remarks. I’m sure the artists would appreciate how much you enjoy their art.

    1. What kind of cards do you like to make? Plus, you are very welcome for the visit to your blog and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web as well!

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