As a final post for 2014 (maybe), I wanted to share a photo a friend submitted from Japan:
This was a photo of Mount Fuji taken from a town in Shizuoka Prefecture.
During the night of Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year), it is said that if you dream about Mount Fuji, a hawk and an eggplant, you will have great fortune during the coming year. This first dream of the year, hatsuyume (初夢), has a simple way to remember: Ichi-Fuji, Ni-Taka, San-Nasubi (一富士、二鷹、三茄子).
- Mount Fuji (富士)
- A Hawk (鷹)
- An Eggplant (茄子)
Hopefully some of you will at least dream about Mount Fuji now. 😉
Happy New Year Everyone!