新年 明けまして おめでとうございます
A Happy New Year! 2006, on the 12-year cycle Chinese Zodiac, is the year of the dog. I am mentioning this because almost every year the first message on CigarJapan.com is illustrated with a photograph of our dog, but this year it is really the appropriate image. Although, year of the dog or not, our dog is undoubtedly part of my cigar life. Our daily stroll is always accompanied by the smell of a burning cigar. I am even sure that she can surely differentiate cigars made with tobacco from different regions and she knows exactly which cigars I prefer smoking during a stroll. Happy cigar smoking!