Which means "Happy New Year" in Japanese. This year I decided to make a Daruma, which is something that sort of ties into the whole new year resolution thing. Traditionally, you buy a Daruma, which is like a statue made of paper mache, and it comes without eyes. You set a goal for yourself, and paint one of the eyes in. Then you place the daruma somewhere that's visible to you everyday, to remind you of your goal. When you reach your goal, you get to paint the other eye in. And, in Japan buddhist temples have a special ceremony where people bring their darumas with both eyes and burn them.
OK, everyone get your Daruma and color in that eye !!!