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Japanese New Year's card 2012

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Happy New Year, wishing you the very best for the year 2012!

This is my New Year's Card.
The big dragon treats child dragons to sweet adzuki soup with pieces of rice cake.

New Year's Card (Nengajo) is a card sent as a greeting for the new year.
Nengajo are sent with illustrations of that year's Chinese Zodiac and words of congratulations.
This is the year of DRAGON in Chinese astrology.

Sea horse is "竜の落とし子/Tatsu no otoshigo" in Japanese.
Tatsu no otoshigo mean dragon's illegitimate child .

In the Orient, dragons are auspicious animal.
The dragon protects the east and controlling water,the dragon of five talons shows the Chinese emperor.

Oriental dragons are a figure such as the snakes. Dragons have excellent corners and talons. Dragons hold a precious stone granting a wish in talons.
Shenron of dragon ball is image itself of dragons in Japan.

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abarai-san's avatar
"the dragon of five nails shows the Chinese emperor." it's five, legs, dear. :) Otherwise, it's very cute! ^_^
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I am slightly interesting.
For Japanese, they are 爪.I translated it literally.
I consulted a dictionary.Right expression is talons.
Japanese does not have the words to express talons with a word.
abarai-san's avatar
Claws work fine too ^_^ Ahh, it's hard to translate from Japanese to English. >.<
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luzamonStudent Digital Artist
THIS is too cute...
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Arigatou!:D I'm glad!
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Starshot-seekerHobbyist Traditional Artist
aww so adorable pic! :heart:

happy new year to you too! :D
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Thank you! I'm glad!

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you're very welcome ^^

aww that kitty is so cute X3
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Happy New Year to you to Ms. Piyo
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あけましておめでとうございます。Happy New Year Twardz-san!:D
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Aww this is so cute :meow:
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Arigatou.Thank you!:D
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oh wow it's the year of the dragon! of course it is.. because my relatives who were born in that year will all be multiples of 12.. yes..
Hee the baby dragons are seahorses.. because those are called 'sea dragons' of course <3
man I'd love some adzuki soup.. those are some tasty beans.
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You and your relatives are 年男/Toshiotoko!
You are the leading role this year!
By the Japanese legend, Toshiotoko has good fortune.:D

It is happy to eat warm sweet adzuki soup in cold winter!
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Adorable picture...all of these dragons are damn cute >,<
Happy new year to you too! :w00t:
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Thank you! I'm glad!:hug:

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