Can you tell what it is? Start at the top--rabbit...dragon....snake.... the Zodiac! Well! I was utterly charmed. The chinese zodiac on coffee creamers! Last night I got the chicken (酉 とり--Tori); this morning I had the dog (戌＝いぬ Inu)
|うさぎ (usagi) The Year of the Rabbit|
Next cup of coffee--I want the rabbit...cho kawaii! He's adorned with a plum blossom, too. My oldest is a dragon (which means he'll turn 12 next year. Already?!). (辰＝たつ Tatsu=Dragon)
...I'm a 申(さる)--Monkey (Saru). Teddy (my itazura-ko) is the 午(うま), Horse (Uma), though it seems we ought to be reversed. Cici is a Monkey with me, as is my mother-in-law, which means that all the women in my husband's life are Monkeys...
I wonder if that says anything about him? :-))
|My husband is the Boar (Inoshishi)...|
|Rat (Nezumi), Cow (Ushi), Tiger (Tora)|
Which one are you?
(p.s.--I always wondered why there is no Year of the Kitteh. Legend has it that the Cat, who never woke before noon, was late to answer the call of the Jade Emporer. Historians have this to say:
"Most historians agree that Cat is not in the list since the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac were formed before Cats were introduced to China from India with Buddhism." (via Wiki)
Aha. Mata asobou, ne!