The First Light

In Japan it's tradition to go out early on New Years Day
and to watch the first sunrise of the year.

We call it Hatsuhinode.
(pronounced "Hah-tsu-hee-no-deh")

Sunrise in Ehime was 7:14am.

It's always a pain waking up early on New Years Day
after being up so late the night before.

But last year for the first time
I woke up in time to see the sun rise.
And it felt great.

So I did it this year, too.

Basking in the rays of the first sunrise feels great.
And I am super energized for the new year!

I think this is going to be a tradition.


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