I haven’t made my nengajo yet – the New Year’s postcard. This morning’s reminder from a Japanese e-card site said it was time to be mailing them out. I really want to make at least one and from fabric. It might have to be a last minute thing, I’m not sure yet, as I’m focused on another New Year’s project. Surely, surely I can do it.
I’ll want to use the rabbit as my main image since it’s the Year of the Rabbit-Usagi doshi -兔年. I could use any imagery related to the New Year, but I prefer eto - the zodiac signs. A greeting like 「あけまして おめでとう ございます。」is one of many I could use. Then, I’ll add the year: 2011. It may be just as simple as that. There are so many alternative ways to do them.
My message to Kagoshima has been received (very happily) and responded to…meaning, I got a reply this morning! So, communications have begun between our families. I still can’t believe it. It feels a bit like magic.