Sunday, January 1, 2006

Irasshai's annual Nengajoo Project

Irasshai continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary by kicking off its annual Nengajoo (Japanese New Year's cards) Project. Every year students submit their digital or hard copy nengajoo to be posted on the Irasshai website. By the Chinese zodiac 2006 is inu-doshi, or Year of the Dog. Card designs can support this theme or other common New Year's symbols such as cranes, bamboo stalks, pine branches or Mt. Fuji. In addition to the illustration or design, the cards often include the words, "Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu," or the Japanese equivalent of "Happy New Year!" Irasshai students will be submitting their nengajoo throughout January, so please stay tuned to our website to see their work.