Happy Lunar New Year

Happy East Asian New Year—新年快乐, chúc mừng năm mới, and 새해 복 많이 받으세요. It’s the Year of the Dog, which means I’ve been at this for twelve years—all the way around the zodiac.

I went sparse for this year’s nengajō, the traditional Japanese New Year’s card. (Japan uses the twelve-animal cycle but on the schedule of the Gregorian calendar.) The characters at the top are read “kinga shinnen”, a traditional New Year’s greeting.