Art on Tuesday: Best Wishes for the New Year

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This ukiyo-e by Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿 (1753- 1806) is about hatsu yume, the first dream of the New Year. It is a good sign, if you dream of one of the following three items:  ichi-fuji, ni-taka, san-nasubi, that is:  first about Mount Fuji, second about a hawk and third about an eggplant. If you have one of these auspicious dreams, you will have a good year!

Thank you for the pleasure of your friendship and goodwill during the past year. I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year full of happiness and prosperity.

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Art on Tuesday: Merry Christmas

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This is the season for bright lights and shiny packages. It is a time for sharing love and being together. It is a time for wishing you and your family all the best.

ukiyo-e by Utagawa Kunisada 歌川 国貞 (1786-1865)

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