Every nengajo campaign for New Years’ postcards needs maiko / muppet combination…
According to the Sankei News the last New Year’s card (nengajo) before the current Emperor retires and ends the Heisei Era (1989 to 2019) was being promoted by maiko young geisha in training and muppets in kimono in a kindergarten in Kyoto.
Sadly, the muppets of Japan’s spinoff “Sento* Street” did not make the cut for the New Years’ card promotional campaign.
*“Sento” being Japanese public baths. Previously, I posted about sento baths in:
- Fading vestige of Japan: the dorm sento (3Yen / 2006-12-08/)
- Tokyo’s last Mr. Scrub (3Yen / 2010-08-25)
- ♪l like Public Bath♬ (3Yen / 2009-06-15)