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喪中葉書
2010-12-02 09:02

A friend of mine has sent me a post card recently to tell me that his father had passed away a few months ago.

Some foreign people ask me why Japanese people who are in mourning have to send post cards this time of year.
Those cards are sent to notify our friends and distant relatives of the misfortune so that we don't receive new years cards.
Then again I am asked why we don't want to say happy new year for ourselves after unlucky times.

I think it is just a custom or superstition.
My friend's father was 82 years old, my father just turned 83,her news aroused mixed feelings in me.