Do you know what kind of dream do Japanese call hatsuyume?
Although there are various sayings that Japanese treat the "dream in the evening of December 31st" or the "dream in the morning of January 2nd" as hatsuyume, but now the "hatsuyume" is generally referred to the dream in the evening of New Year's Day to the morning of the January 2nd.
"Ichi-Fuji, Ni-Taka, San-Nasubi"
There are various sayings that why it will be auspicious if people dream of these three things. It is said that because Tokugawa Ieyasu liked Fujisan, hawking and fresh eggplant,
it is also said that these three words are related with another three auspicious words, that is, FUJI and "BUJI", TAKA and "TAKAI"(ambitious or lofty), NASUBI and "NASU" (reach or conclude).
Ichi-Fuji, Ni-Taka, San-Nasubi, actually there are following sayings below
|"Four-Fan" Fan…use its meaning of flapping or gradual prosperity（扇ぐ）
"Five-Tobacco" Tobacco…an indispensable object in the gathering of people such as sacrifices or celebrations
"Six-Zato" Zato…refers to the blind person who has all his hair completely shaved
According to the Japanese pronunciation, "Ke ga nai"(no hair)→ Kega nai (no injury), so so it is regarded as a wish to pray for family safe.
Later there are various sayings, such as "Four-Funeral, Five-Toilet", "Four-Funeral, Five-Fires" and so on.
If you tell others your dream
Hanasu(say)→Hanasu(leave)，means "let go"
If you say a good dream, you will let such dream go, so people think it is not good. On the contrary, if you have a bad dream, it is right to keep telling this dream to others.
This is actually the mode of thinking of Japanese who attach great importance to the "Kotodama|(miraculous power of language)."
What kind of dream will have on New Year's Day of today? If you have a good dream, be sure to hide it in your heart, then it will come true.
Wish you a happy New Year.
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