New Year ’13 Station

1 Jan

In Tokyo, there is a subway station named 「辰巳駅」(“Tatsumi Station”).

The Japanese kanji characters that spell “Tatsumi” are the characters for “dragon” and “snake”.

So, for that reason, every twelve years … including this year … that station is a kind of unofficial New Years station.

This is because 2012 was 「辰年」(“the Year of the Dragon “) and this year (2013) is 「巳年」(“the Year of the Snake “).

So, for this New Years, Tatsumi Station changed the signs in the station to read:

辰 → 巳
(Dragon → Snake)

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It’s great!

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6 Responses to “New Year ’13 Station”

  1. Metal Odyssey January 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Happy New Year to you and your family… and your great country of Japan!

    Very cool info your city’s “New Year Station” 🙂

    Long Live Tokyo Five and Long Live Japan! \m/\m/

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    • Metal Odyssey January 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Oops… I apologize… I meant “Tokyo5” rather than Tokyo Five!

      We are about 30 minutes away from our New Years 2013 celebration and I brain burped!

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      • tokyo5 January 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

        “Tokyo 5” or “Tokyo Five”… all the same to me.
        😉

        (The URL is tokyo5 … but other than that, no difference )

        I guess your city’s time zone is fourteen hours behind Japan’s… so it must be midnight on New Years Day there right now!
        Happy New Years!

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    • tokyo5 January 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Happy New Year to you and your family too.
      I hope 2013 is a great year for you.

      I’ll continue to read your blog in 2013 too!

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  2. summerfield84 January 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Thank you .
    I am very glad.

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    • tokyo5 January 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      Yes, I learned about the new sign at Tatsumi Station from your blog.

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