Monday, December 30, 2013

dear mr. postman

Every year I try to paint a New Year etegami for my local post office to thank them for their fantastic service on which I so depend. The thing that looks like a T with a bar above it is the symbol for the Japan Postal Service.

The Japanese writing on this one basically means I will count on you this year as always, but the word for "count on/depend on" has the same sound as the word for "letter/correspondence," so I playfully used the latter character for the former meaning to make a pun. The horse, of course, represents 2014, the year of the horse. The various bags are mail delivery bags, and I pressed my Japanese name stamp on the bag at the top of the pile.


  1. I sure they will be touched. It's lovely and whimsical Debbie. Happy New Year to you!

  2. As a postal person I love this :)

  3. I love this one, so clever! Happy new year, Debbie! :)

  4. Happy New Year, Debbie.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  5. Happy New Year ! I love this etegami for the post !

  6. Very nice, Debbie. And Happy New Year to you.
    May the Year of the Horse be good for you.