I have been starting the past few years waiting for the first sunrise. This year was no different. Except that the weather was exceptionally clear this year!
I wish everyone a very Happy New Year! May this new year bring new challenges and opportunities.
This is my fifth hatsuhinode in a row. It’s been a little tradition of mine to watch the first sunrise of the year.
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Spent new year’s eve in Kagoshima and new year’s day waiting for the first sunrise (hatsu hi no de – 初日の出) at Yoshino Park.
Didn’t manage to get a clear photo of the sun like I did for previous new years, but I’m quite happy with this one; the sun rising just to the left of ash-spewing Sakurajima.
My ritual for this new year is complete!
Happy New Year!
How long has it been since you last saw a sunset this beautiful?
I always spend new year’s day waiting for the first sunrise of the year – 初日の出 (hatsu hi no de).
This year was rather different. I wasn’t waiting for the sunrise. I was on the road heading to the airport. My plan was to spend the first few days of the year vacationing in Kagoshima. Caught glimpses of the sunrise as I drove to Haneda.
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Every year, I always stay up for the first sunrise.
This year was just ever slightly so different. I kinda dozed off while watching TV. Woke up in shock at 7am. Grabbed my trusty Nikon and ran out the door.
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The last day I was in Okinawa, I woke up extremely early to catch the sunrise. After all, it’s not everyday I get to see a sunrise over in Okinawa. ^^.
We got to the beach at about 5am and waited in the dark.
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What’s your strategy for catching a sunrise? Pulling an all-nighter or waking up early? I had a little bit of both. Caught myself the first sunrise of 2009! In Japan, the first sunrise of the new year is called hatsu hi no de (初日の出). Literally, first sunrise. It’s a big thing in Japan. Many Japanese do try to catch the first sunrise. Get a good start to the new year.
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