Another year has passed and it is again time to wish my readers あけまして おめでとう, or a Happy New Year! 2015 is the year of the sheep in the Chinese Zodiac. As this time, we have not managed to go back to Japan before the New Year, I can’t as usual put up a picture of this year’s tenugui (see here and here for earlier years). But worry not, it’s not like we had to break the line (after all, we’ve bought already six consecutive versions of this tenugui) and wait another 12 years. The sheep is already waiting for us in Japan, where a trusty friend of ours managed to get hold of the last one they had at the shop! While last year, we’ve spent less time than usual in Japan, we’re planning to be there again in spring, hoping for many happy returns.