Happy New Year!

おめでとう!   Happy New Year! It is the beginning of a new year.

   This is a year of Tori, according to the Oriental Zodiac.

   Though Tori is bird(s) in Japanese, I image cock(s), hen(s) or chick(s) as a symbol of the year of Tori, maybe other Japanese will agree.

   By kanji and Hiragana we write 酉年 or とり年, but don’t write 鳥年. Originally 酉 doesn’t mean birds though we use chicken’s image as the Tori year icon.

10 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Hi O6asan,

    I’m a little bit late, but Happy New year!!!
    How have you been? I hope good

    I remembered about you while talking with my cousins about the chinese calendar and I tall them what you showed me about troncos terrenales and ramas celestiales.

    This year the olimpic games were in Brasil, near my country, so I took the chance and went there. The next games are going to be in Japan, do you like them? do you like the idea of the games taking place in Japan?

    Byebye ^_^
    Gkatar

    1. Hi Gkatar,
      Happy New Year, again!!
      I’m fine though I haven’t translated the story for a long time. 😅

      Do you remember the Troncos celestiales and ramas terrenales of this year is 丁酉(the reading is テイユウ or ひのととり)? 丁酉 is ‘Yin Fuego Gallo’ in Spanish, isn’t it?

      > I took the chance and went there.

      Oh, it was good. Did you have nice experiences there? BTW, I think the Olympic games in Today Japan is very controversial and I don’t like JOC‘s current plans.

      1. Hi O6asan,

        > ‘Yin Fuego Gallo’ in Spanish, isn’t it?
        Yes it is :), althogh most people only know about the aminal and think about it like a 12 years cicle

        >Did you have nice experiences there?
        I was very excited to see the games so I had a great time watching them there.
        I didn’t have too much money so I ended doing more classic tourist things and wanting to do more olympic related things.

        > I think the Olympic games in Today Japan is very controversial
        The games Rio 2016 were very controversial. I remeber thinking (before going there) “why some brazilian don’t want the games to take place in Rio? after all it is a big party” but ended up undertanding the problems they were talking about. There was a lot of money being spent on the games but so litlle on the city’s needs, I only needed to walk like 10 blocks to see the city change from a rich touristing city to a poor one. (that was kind of sad :( )
        But I can’t imagine something like that in Tokio, why are they controversial?

        Byebye ^_^
        Gkatar

        1. Hi Gkatar,

          Actually, our ancestors, I mean East Asia people, used ramas terrenales which is old Chinese origin for year, date, time and direction. As you know, Ramas terrenales is 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌 and 亥.
          We use for year, yes, like 酉年. For date, so we have Midsummer Day of the Ox(土用の丑の日) in Japan, ha-ha. Do you watch Korean costume dramas? In the dramas actors uses ramas terrenales for time though in Japanese costume dramas actors usual use other words for time. For direction we called the polar star 子の星 in the past.

          > I was very excited to see the games

          What kind of games did you like?

          > why are they controversial?

          Our national budget has a huge amount of debt. Olympic takes a big bite. Though we have old facilities which were built at the last Tokyo Olympic, we cannot use them without change because they are very old. Besides, JOC has plans to build new facilities. Olympic is destruction of environment. The central Tokyo has very high land prices. So, the new facilities are forced to be built in the suburbs. This brings another problem, huge moving distance. And so on.

          And, in my other concern, earthquakes. 😰

          1. Hi O6asan,

            >for year, date, time and direction.
            I didn’t know that, so I google chinese calendar and wow, that is a lot.
            There are very few asian dramas that arrive to my country, what arrive (from asia) is mostly anime

            >What kind of games did you like?
            I like watching artistic gymnastic, athletics and taekwondo.
            But money exchange does not favor me, so I ended up choosing the cheapest price, taekwondo (the others were twice o three time its price)

            >[…]And so on.
            I didn’t think in all that, not even the earthquakes. That sounds really inconvenient :s
            I hope it all end up good :)

            Byebye
            Gkatar

  2. Hi Gkatar,

    > There are very few asian dramas that arrive to my country

    You can watch some dramas on viki. The site needs some fee for full services. But some services you can use free. Besides, some contents of this site have Spanish subtitles. If you have a curiosity about them, go to the site.

    > I like watching artistic gymnastic, athletics and taekwondo.

    Though I haven’t seen it live, I like artistic gymnastic, too.

    > I hope it all end up good :)

    Of course I hope it. Because we already decided to do Tokyo Olympic.

    1. Wow! Delonix, Happy New Year!

      Long time no see. Are you well?
      I’m fine though I’ve having a slight cold for a month he-he. It’s no problem now.

      > I friend living in Vietnam told me it is today

      Yes, that’s right. It is the first day of the luni-solar calendar. We call it 旧正月. Chinese call it 春節. Korean call it 구정 (旧正). Vietnamese call it Tet (節). Even in today Japan some people, for example residents of Okinawa Prefecture, celebrate 旧正月 than January 1st of Gregorian calendar though the amount of the people is not large.

      1. I’m well, although very busy and today I got a small throught infection, I guess you sent me a virus or something :-P
        My friends sent pictures of Tet. It looks like it is very popular in Vietnam. It’s a beautiful festival.

        1. Good!

          > I guess you sent me a virus or something :-P
          > I got a small throught infection,

          But 👆, 😅😅😅 & take care.

          > It’s a beautiful festival.

          Wow! I’d like to see them.

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