Hatsuyume: The First Dream of the Month

To some Japanese the first dreams of the new year are considered to be an omen foretelling fortunes of the upcoming year. “The subject of the first dream of the New Year or hatsuyume (初夢) is traditionally considered an omen of how the coming year will welcome you.” Well, I’ll be sure to take note of my dreams tonight, although I can say that I have never once dreamt of an eggplant.