The Kanji of the year is a Japanese character chosen by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society through a national ballot. The character with the most votes, selected to represent the events of that year, is announced in a ceremony at Kiyomizu Temple. This year the Kanji of the Year is 金,kin, which means gold. This is the third time Gold has been chosen (also in 2000 and 2012). The kanji is written in an elaborate style for the announcement.