|Takao Hamamoto (left, Japanese Instructor) with students|
From our Japanese instructor, Takao Hamamoto:
年賀状（ねんがじょう／Ne n ga joo) is part of Japanese culture, sending postcards to celebrate the new year, to greet each other, and to keep in touch. In Japan, many people write Nengajoo and send it during December. Among friends, relatives, and companies, writing Nengajoo is an important greeting and we cannot miss it. On Nengajoo, a typical drawn picture is one of 12 animals, which comes from the zodiac sign from China, corresponding to the new year. The next year, 2018, is the year of dog.
These photos are the Nengajoo we’ve made.