A child looks on mesmerised as window cleaners dressed as a goat and a monkey go about their task in Tokyo. According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2015 is the year of the goat or sheep and 2016 is the year of the monkey.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 22, 2015, with the headline 'A clear changeover'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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