Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hebi Nuru Year!

 Here's wishing you all a happy & healthy 2013!

Every weekday morning my family & I watch "Zero Roku Go Go" (06:55) on NHK.  On Mondays, my son always checks his "Tanakuchi," a weekly fortune predicted by comedian Yuji Tanaka.  Many pictures of Tanaka San holding cards with various fortunes printed on them are flashed onto the screen so quickly they are impossible to read.  My son chooses his fortune by taking a photo.

This year, there was a special "Zero Roku Go Go" broadcast in the early minutes of the New Year.  Tanaka San presented a  "Tanakuchi" for all of 2013.  Of course, my family & I were ready with our cameras...
Rigby's "Tanakuchi" for 2013: Extra, Extra, Extra Lucky

Mayumi's "Tanakuchi" for 2013: Cleaning will Bring you Good Luck (?!)

Our Son's "Tanakuchi" for 2013: Good Luck will Follow Good Luck

It looks like it's going to be a good year!

By the way, the photo of the yellow snake is not mine (although, I wish it was!).  I tried to find out who took it.  If it's your photo, please let me know -- I will give you credit or remove it if you wish.