Ohayo Gozaimasu! Good Morning!


Watashi wa Akazaru.

I am Red Monkey.  Born this month in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey which occurs once every 60 years.

I now live with Sanseilife who was born in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey 60 years ago.

Although I am a trickster, I take my duties in my new home seriously.  I will defend my family against disease and demons using my natural desire to protect and my clever wit to outsmart all evil.

My best friends are the Sanzaru.  Speak No Evil – Iwazaru,  Hear No Evil – Kikazaru, and See No Evil – Mizaru.


Here is good natured Mizaru.  Hontoni kawaii ne? (Really cute huh?)





The Year of the Fire Monkey or Red Monkey 1956 and 2016


The year of the Fire Monkey occurs every 60 years, the last time was in 1956.  This year is a Fire Monkey year running from February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017.

The year of the Monkey occurs every 12 years.  Other Monkey years are Metal, Water, Wood and Earth.

I was born in the year of the Fire Monkey in 1956 along with Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher.  Other famous people born in the year of the Fire Monkey are David Copperfield, Chris Isaak and Ann Curry.

Monkeys are known as:  Ambitious, adventurous, clever and lucky.  The outgoing nature of the Monkey makes them great performers.  Monkeys have quick confident responses to anything they face.  This coupled with their intelligence make them helpful allies in solving problems.

Although I may never win an Oscar, play the role of a Princess, make the Statue of Liberty disappear, write a Top Ten song, or win an award for my journalism, I realize my true honor is to be in the company of these very impressive Fire Monkeys.

The Fire Monkey is the most passionate and energetic of the Monkeys.  Fire Monkeys tend to be adventurous and risk-takers (this explains my bungee jump).

Fire Monkeys love to be the center of attention (this explains my need to blog).

It is expected that there will be a baby boom in China this year as many parents will want to have a child born in the year of the Fire Monkey giving their child a successful, lucky and happy long life.