susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

Mt. Fuji, an eagle, or eggplant. In that order.

I learned from one of my textbooks this evening, that 日本では、一月二日の夜に富士山か鷹かなすの夢を見るといいことがあると言われている。

That is, consider yourself lucky if, on the night of January 2, you dream about Mt. Fuji, an eagle, or eggplant. In that order.

Which makes me wonder how many people actually do dream about eggplant by the mere suggestion. It's only the third most desirable dream to have, but it's better than nothing.

"Oh, well. At least I dreamed about eggplant!"

Another cultural morsel:

A few days ago, I stumbled through a festival on my way to some friends' house. The theme, or whatever, was protection from bad luck connected with unlucky ages. If you've never been to a Japanese festival, such events feature booths selling traditional Japanese crafts and food.

Such as Nintendo games!

And okonomiyaki on a stick!

The last two nights, I've chatted with my brother John. あの弟に合いたい!!
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