Nengajo 2015


Monday, January 5, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015

Welcome the Year of the Sheep all month with nengajo from around the world!

For the past five years, the JICC has hosted an annual nengajo New Year's Card design contest. Much like the holiday greeting cards exchanged in the West, nengajo are an important part of Japan's New Year festivities. By sending nengajo to friends, family and colleagues, the people of Japan can share their wish for a peaceful, prosperous and happy new year, as well as express their gratitude for help and kindness received in the past year in the hopes of preserving their good relations in the year ahead.

As part of our fifth annual Nengajo New Year's Card contest, all nengajo submissions, including the winning designs, will be exhibited at the JICC from January 5 to January, 30 2015. This year we received nengajo from all over the world, from the DC metro area to California to Thailand. Because 2015 is the year of the sheep in the Zodiac animal calendar, all who submitted to the contest included either a sheep and/or the kanji for sheep in their designs.

Guests are also welcome to make their own nengajo after viewing the exhibit!

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