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Year of the Sheep in Japanese is which is read hitsujidoshi.
Hitsujidoshi is composed of the kanji (read hitsuji) meaning "sign of the sheep (ram)" and (read doshi) meaning "year". Hitsujidoshi is also translated as "Year of the Ram" and "Year of the Goat". To learn more visit Wikipedia at Chinese Zodiac and Sheep (Zodiac).
For a hand-lettered kanji design of the animal see Sheep (hitsuji).
Translations You Can Trust We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art. So we have made it easy to confirm the translation for yourself by simply clicking on Year of the Sheep (hitsujidoshi) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Or if you have Japanese fonts see Yahoo's dictionary entry Year of the Sheep (hitsujidoshi).
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We are also pleased to offer this design as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
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