Prosperity and good fortune: Celebration of the Year of Rabbit in Japan 2023

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 The New Year of the Rabbit, 2023, has arrived in Japan, and with it, a sense of hope and renewal. According to the Japanese zodiac, people born in the year of the Rabbit are deemed intelligent, sweet and popular, with a great sense of responsibility. They are also said to be lucky and prosperous, making it an auspicious year for all.

"intelligent, sweet and popular, with a great sense of responsibility"

T-Lab Limited Edition Rabbit Figures: Get Yours Today

As we celebrate the arrival of the New Year of the Rabbit, what better way to mark this special occasion than with the new collection of bunny figurines from our Japanese brand T-Lab! These beautifully crafted wooden figurines are the perfect addition to any home or office. Featuring a variety of charming bunny designs, each figurine is unique and crafted with care and attention to detail. These figurines are sure to bring joy and good fortune to any space. Not only are these figurines a delightful addition to any decor, they are also the ideal gift for anyone born in the year of the rabbit or for those who simply love rabbits. Don't miss this limited edition collection from T-Lab. Order yours today and start the Year of the Rabbit with a touch of luck and prosperity.

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Year of the Rabbit T-lab Figurine

Dates of the Year of the Rabbit 

2023 January 22, 2023 – FEBRUARY 9, 2024
2011 February 3, 2011 – January 22, 2012
1999 FEBRUARY 16, 1999 – FEBRUARY 4, 2000
1987 January 29, 1987 – FEBRUARY 16, 1988
1975 FEBRUARY 11, 1975 – January 30, 1976
1963 January 25, 1963 – FEBRUARY 12, 1964
1951 FEBRUARY 6, 1951 – January 26, 1952
1939 FEBRUARY 19, 1939 – FEBRUARY  7, 1940

Differences Between Chinese and Japanese Zodiacs: A Look at the Year of the Rabbit

It is important to note that the Japanese zodiac is based on the traditional Chinese zodiac, but there are some differences between the two. In the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit is associated with kindness, compassion and good fortune. However, in the Japanese zodiac, the Rabbit is considered more intelligent and responsible than in the Chinese version. Additionally, while the Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, the Japanese zodiac follows a more complex system that includes animals and elements, which gives a cycle of 60 years.

The Year of the Rabbit: Ideal Careers and Activities According to the Japanese Zodiac

According to the Japanese zodiac, people born in the year of the Rabbit are believed to possess certain traits and characteristics that can make them suitable for certain jobs and activities. For example, people born in the year of the Rabbit are said to are intelligent, gentle and responsible, which may make them suitable for careers in theeducation, health or social work. They may also excel in creative areas, such as writing, art or music, due to their gentle and refined nature. It is important to note, however, that the traits and characteristics associated with a person's year of birth in the Japanese zodiac are not considered the sole determinants of that person's career path or success. Many other factors, such as a person's individual strengths and abilities, as well as their interests and goals, will also influence their career choices and success.

Celebrating New Year in Japan: Traditional Activities and Customs

In Japan, the New Year is a time for family and friends to get together and party. Many people visit temples and shrines to pray for good fortune in the coming year, and traditional foods such as mochi (rice cakes) and ozoni (mochi-based soup) are eaten . The first three days of the New Year are also a time to visit loved ones and exchange gifts with them. Many traditional activities take place during the New Year celebration in Japan. One of the most popular activities is ringing the temple bell, or joya no kane, at midnight on New Year's Eve. It is believed to purify the mind and bring good luck for the coming year. Another popular activity is writing nengajo, or New Year's cards, which are sent to friends and family to wish them a happy new year. Many people spend hours choosing the perfect card, which often features images of the zodiac animal of the year or other traditional symbols of good luck. 

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Limited Edition Maneki-Usagi Figures: The Perfect New Year's Gift

The maneki-usagi, or "beckoning rabbit", is a popular Japanese figurine believed to bring luck and prosperity. He is usually depicted as a rabbit whose paw is raised in a gesture of appeal, and he is often found on the facade of businesses or houses. The maneki-usagi is especially popular during the Year of the Rabbit in the Japanese zodiac, as it is believed to bring additional good fortune during this year. In Japan, the new year is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate, and the maneki-usagi is a symbol of hope and prosperity that we wish for the year. coming. 

They are often found on the facade of businesses or homes, where they are believed to attract customers or visitors. In Japan, it is common for businesses to display a maneki-neko or maneki-usagi at the entrance to their store or shop in order to attract luck and customers. Figurines are often made of ceramic or other materials and come in a variety of sizes and styles. Common variations include different colors, such as white, black, or gold, and different poses, such as bowing or holding a coin or other object. In addition to being exhibited in businesses, the maneki-neko and maneki-usagi figurines are also popular as decorative items in homes. They are often given as gifts to friends and family, especially on New Year's Eve or other special occasions. Some people also carry small maneki-neko or maneki-usagi figurines on them as a talisman for good luck.

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We are happy to announce that we have a wooden figurine of the maneki-usagi, just in time to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Order yours today and bring extra luck and prosperity to your home in the Year of the Rabbit!

Embracing the Future: Making New Year's Resolutions in Japan

The new year is also a time for reflection and making resolutions. Many people in Japan are making resolutions to improve in the coming year, whether it's exercising more, eating healthier, or picking up a new hobby. It's time to leave the past behind and embrace the future with a positive attitude.

In conclusion, the New Year of the Rabbit, 2023, is a time for celebration, reflection, and renewal in Japan. It's a time to reunite with loved ones, exchange gifts and make resolutions for the coming year. May this Year of the Rabbit bring prosperity, luck and joy to all. If you want to know more about the japanese zodiac and other cultural traditions of Japan, do not hesitate to consult the other articles of our blog. We have a wealth of information on these topics, and we hope you find it interesting and informative.

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