Our company's New Year card. Owned by two U.S. citizens, the company is located in Japan. The scroll was acquired in Beijing. The calligraphy is by a calligraphy master, a member of the former Qing Dynasty imperial family, who is contributing the proceeds to the ongoing preservation and restoration of the Forbidden City. The Japanese message to the right of the scroll reads "May it be a wonderful year." An example of the global cultural muddle of the early 21st century.

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Comment by John McCreery on December 28, 2012 at 10:02am

The wishes are for everyone who takes a closer look.

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