2013 is the Year of the Snake. This kanji (Chinese character) means Snake. There are two kanji for Snake, the more complicated one is the old Japanese one. These Year of the Snake items are great for people who were born in the following years: 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013. They are also great for wearing on those years. It's a perfect way to celebrate the New Year.