This furoshiki depicts a dreamy scene of cranes at sunset around Mt. Fuji. It's believed as a New Year's tradition that those who dream of Mt. Fuji on New Year's Eve will have good luck come to them. This is known as 初夢 （Hatsuyume), or the first dream of the New Year. Also lucky to see in these dreams are nasu (eggplant), but they unforunately didn't make it into this scene.
The Japanese text reads: Fuji no yama wo, yume miru hito wa, omoimoyoranu, fuku kitaru
This translates to: People who dream of Mount Fuji will have unimagined good fortune come to them.
Artist Hajime Okamoto was born in 1942 in Osaka. His Kabamaru series is his most famous work, which debuted in 1998.
Use furoshiki to dress up a suit pocket for a wedding, wrap up your bento, a bottle of sake or wine as a gift, or wipe the sweat off your brow during your next hike.
- Artwork by Hajime Okamoto
- Dimensions: 19 7/8"L x 19 7/8"W
- Material: 100% cotton
- Made in Kyoto, Japan