New Year’s welcome 明けましておめでとうございます

What do you see in this photo? What do you feel when you see it? What do you imagine when you see it?

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photo credit: toru.photo.box

THe Japanese for “Happy New Year” is a phrase that means congratulations on the rebirthing of the year. The year was thought to have died on Dec. 31st, and then be reborn the next day. A fortunate event, indeed, worthy of celebration, and of congratulating one’s fellow beings, those who are still around to witness it.

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4 thoughts on “New Year’s welcome 明けましておめでとうございます”

  1. Happy New Year!
    Simply amazing and glorious! I’d really like to accept the magical energy of “rebirth” witnessing the moment myself. A prayer may come naturally to my heart.

    Looking forward to the reading session this year too!

  2. A Happy New Year!
    If fortunately enough to be there at such a remarkable moment, I would be fulfilled with hopeful feeling by a great grin of the Sun.
    And your woord, ” reborn” makes me feel somethings passed coming back as the scenes and iseas trimmed with new light.

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