Counting down to Nerdtour 2018: 還暦の誕生日だ

Only a few days left, and the latest Nerdtour begins!

Launch day is Saturday 21 July 2018, one week before my 60th birthday on the 28th.

The title?

“還暦” (kanreki) is one’s 60th birthday, which is one full cycle of the Buddhist calendar, of 12 zodiac animals and 5 types of each.

 In those terms, someone who reaches 60 years old starts a new cycle.

“誕生日” (tanjoubi) is Japanese for “birthday”, and “の” is the possessive particle, which altogether makes it “60th birthday”.

More to come!

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