/ PROJECTS / FIRST DREAM – Print Commission

In Japan, Hatsuyume is the First Dream experienced in the new year, typically on the night of January 1st. Since the Edo period, the traditional belief is that the dream will foretell the luck of the dreamer for the year ahead. Dreaming of a hawk is considered a sign of good fortune. The Japanese Mountain Hawk Eagle (spizaetus nipalensis orientali) is a fearsome hunter living on elevated coniferous mountain sides, with distinctive short wings built for the purpose of flying through the dense forest.