what do you describe about this year in just one word?

When we look back at this year ,we used to figure out in japanese Kanji.

How do you feel like whole of this year?
How can you image if you describe that?
we vote for our idea of kanji.
Every year at this time, the high priest of Kiyomizu temple  in Kyoto writes down  like this...

Calligraphy is a creative art form which attempts to express spiritual depth and beauty by means of kanji and kana characters written with a brush and sumi (ink).
Ad the Priest are just writing -we pronounce it  'shin' and means 'New'
 It describe that  'People have been worrying about accepting something new to ourselves through this year around us.

For example.. new administration of Hatoyama, spread of the new influenza virus and whatever new...

Anyway we wish we were more safely and happier and kept peace at coming next year.

Have a nice weekend!!

6 件のコメント:

Michela さんのコメント...

Your culture is so interesting and so introspective! ...mmm..let me see..2009 in just one word..well, I would choose "friendship", for having "met" such lovely people in Blogland, my Japanese friend Mami included! Arigato! :)

juanitatortilla さんのコメント...

"Shin" in Kanji looks very much like "Xin" in Mandarin. That was a very well-thought description to the year. Do you have a personal description, for yourself, to your year?

Floss さんのコメント...

What a very good idea. Much more reflective than western culture.

Janie さんのコメント...

This is a wonderful tradition. "New" is a good description for my year, too.

Duchess of Tea さんのコメント...

Mami darling, for me 2009 in one word would be blessed!! What an interesting post my friend.

Love & Hugs

Duchess of Tea さんのコメント...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs