New Year’s

In Japan they celebrate お正月 (oshogatsu). After they switched to the Gregorian calendar back in 1873, they have celebrated oshogatsu on the same date as the western part of the world. This event is basically the same as New Year’s – they welcome a new year and hope that the new year will be good.
Common greetings are:

  • (新年)あけましておめでとうございます – akemashite omedetougozaimasu – Happiness to you on the dawn (of the new year)
  • 今年もよろしくお願いします – kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu – Please take care of me this year too
  • These are sometimes shortened down to “ake ome!”, “koto yoro” etc.

    New Year Greetings

    • .。*゚+.*.。(賀´∀`正)゚+..。*゚+
    • ΑКЁОМЁヽ(〃v〃)ノ
    • (*≧∀≦)ノ Happy New Year! ♪
    • ヽ(*´∀`)ノIt’s a new year~★!
    • ★~*~*~☆ндρρч(+≧3≦)йёщ(≧ε≦+)чёдγ☆~*~*~★
    • (o’∀’)ノ。+。゚☆I wish you a happy new year☆゚。+。ヽ(‘∀’o)
    • ヽ(≧▽≦)ノ。+。゚☆―Happy New Year―☆゚。+。ヽ(≧▽≦)ノ
    • (。・_・。【*―☆―* Happy New Year *―☆―*】。・_・。)
    • m(- -)m 今年もよろしくお願いいたします
    • ヽ(`・д・【*―☆―* 本年もヨロシク *―☆―*】・д・´)ノ
    • ☆゚・*コト(*′∀`人′∀`*)ョ□*・゚★
    • ♪\(^ω^\)Happy New Year!( /^ω^)/♪
    • あ け お め (o’д’)从(‘д’o) こ と よ ろ
    • アケオメ (o´д`)人(´д`o) コトヨロ
    • (p。・∀・q)☆。.:*あけおめェェ*:.。☆(p・∀・。q)
    • .+:。ァヶォx゚・*:★⌒ヾ(-ω・*)今年もよろしくだっちゃ

    • Fireworks

    • +。ο・;+ 个o(・ω・。) +。ο・; 
    • (,,・e・)pー━**※*⌒*
    • ( ・ω・)o─━・*:・:・゜・:
    • (´ω`)ノ━━※
    • (=゚ω゚)っ∠※ Kaboom!
    • (≧ ω)ノ∠※パン!
    • (,,・e・)pー━**※*⌒*