On February 16 we welcome in the year of the dog. According to the Chinese zodiac, the toshi-otoko and toshi-onna (men and women born under the current sign) of the year are said to be loyal, friendly and honest. These sound like just the type of people you’d like to spend a day or night out on the town with.
All these lucky “dogs” will get their chance to celebrate with friends during the Chinese New Year festivities. Yokohama has the fortune of being one of only three cities in Japan that has a Chinatown, and as the locals know, it’s the country’s largest. Be sure to check out our feature highlighting the events.
As the month comes to a close the daylight hours will become noticeably longer. Some will find themselves pining for spring weather. Don’t rush it! Enjoy the clear blue skies and refreshing, crisp air while you can. Have a great February, readers. And happy Year of the Dog!