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Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year from RCAST

2019/1/7

happy New year 2019

Wishing you a happy new year!

The RCAST's lovely and auspicious illustration contained 6-lucky items if you dream at the Hatsuyume.

Look for propitious omens!!


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About Hatusyume:

In Japanese culture, Hatsuyume is the first dream of the new year. Traditionally, the contents of such a dream would foretell the luck of the dreamer in the ensuing year. This is why the day after the night of the "first dream" is known as Hatsuyume.

It is considered to be particularly good luck to dream of Mount Fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant. This belief has been in place since the early Edo period but there are various theories regarding the origins as to why this particular combination was considered to be auspicious. One theory suggests that this combination is lucky because Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain, the hawk is a clever and strong bird, and the word for eggplant (nasu or nasubi in Japanese) suggests achieving something great (nasu).

Although this superstition is well known in Japan, often memorized in the form Ichi-Fuji, Ni-Taka, San-Nasubi (1. Fuji, 2. Hawk, 3. Eggplant), the continuation of the list is not as well known. The continuation is Yon-Sen, Go-Tabako, Roku-Zatō (4. Fan, 5. Tobacco, 6. Blind acupressurer).

Hatsuyume (December11, 2018, 20:12 UTC). In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume


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