Happy Lunar New Year

It’s the Year of the Rabbit now…or the Year of the Cat, if you’re in Vietnam, but I did a cat-based design last year. Xīn nián kuài le and chúc mừng năm mới regardless! (And several other languages as well.) As usual, I’m posting the nengajō (new year’s card) I made for the Japanese New Year, which also follows the twelve-animal cycle but on the schedule of the Gregorian calendar.

This is actually a specific rabbit who I got to meet! Not that you can tell from this minimalist style. But once again my girlfriend has done her own much better version of the design: