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Tenugui mumbling Vol.113 – Nian Nian You Yu!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Happy Chinese New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Nian Nian You Yu 年年有余 is the word for greeting Chinese New Year.
Nian Nian 年年 means every year, and You Yu 有余 is prosperity, and also same pronunciation Have Fish 有魚! That is why, using fish motif for the New Year Celebration!

Not only in China,? and also Tai-fish (Red Snapper) is a symbol of celebration in Japan. Kin-me-dai 金目鯛 is a Rea Snapper, and the pronunciation is same like Me-de-tai めでたい Congratulation in Japanese!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

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Fishy

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.59 – The beauty is in that difference No.06 Lion Dance

Monday, February 8th, 2010
shishimai (lion dance) is Japanese traditional dance - photo by TETSU

shishimai (lion dance) is Japanese traditional dance - photo by TETSU

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a dancer wears tenugui as a head band

a dancer wears tenugui as a head band - photo by TETSU

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two dancers dance with harmony - photo by TETSU

two dancers dance with harmony - photo by TETSU

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cool shot of shishimai dance - photo by TETSU

cool shot of shishimai dance - photo by TETSU

Shishimai means Lion Dance in Japanese. The lion dance originaly came from India, and the Buddhist belief that the lion is regarded as a guardian creature. We can see Shishimai dances in New Years, or any celebration in Japan, as well as?in China. These photos were taken by a Japanese photographer, TETSU, in Nigata, Japan.? You may feel the movement of Shishimai dance from his photos.

February 14th is Valentine’s day, and also Chinese New Years, this year. You may see Lion Dance if you live near China town (or maybe in China) very soon! If not, let’s celebrate Lunar New Year together with TETSU’s lion dance photos!!!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri