Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Calligraphy Exhibition and Girls in Kimono;

 (posted; Japanese culture page) 

Last Saturday, my husband and I've been to the calligraphy exhibition of 'genyukai school' to our 'city cultural hall' located right next to 'city music hall'  link.  
   I wish you to enjoy the artistic Japanese calligraphy;  I'll skip lengthy translation :-)

*First work exhibited next to the flower arrangement*

The work above; written by the lady in my post of  'First Calligraphy of the Year'.
And the two works in the first picture below; written by among the guests to our house.
Wish to put the meanings of the last two works.
Left; Tomorrow will Come.     Right; Smile is panacea to heal heart.

              *Girls who attended 'First Dance Recital'* 
The lady 'who wrote the secound work in this post 'my husband's ex-colleague' told me about these girls.  One of them (right edge) is her niece we've met once before attended the dance recital wearing kimono. She's wearing the handmade kimono sewn by her grandmother. It was held at the hotel located right next to the cultural hall.  So we could walk to see them.    How we wished to see them dance :-)
She sent me her niece's photos later taken by cellphone.

Thank you SO much for your sweet visits♡♡♡; I wish I could do as many visits I can  to you until tomorrow's post I'm  planning (not drafted yet)    Love you always, friends!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girl's Day Exhibition:

So sorry for the unmatched header and sidebar, especially friends who kindly visited from the link, changed for the newer post; 

(posted; Japanese culture page)  Sorry for lots of large pictures in this post.

*雛人形, Hina Doll*  (Expanded from the first doll picture below)

Choufu-city in my prefecture is a castle town, where is one of the reason (or triggered) to open the door to the Meiji Restoration in Japan.  At Mori-residence in the city'Hina-Doll Exhibition' link is going on.  As I've posted about this festival last couple years, I wish you to enjoy the pictures :-)  Traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both health and growth.  

*Entrance, walk way and inside of the front door*

*Two main Tiered Doll Stand for Hina Dolls and other works*
*This lady showed me how the Japanese '手鞠・Temari'  is made*
She explained me that the purple color bird is made by using her grandmother's kimono.
So the work has special meaning for her.  Hope you can see the arrow in the picture below.

*For the last, one arrangement and the back yard*
         Some of my old friends might remember;  
I wish I still had my doll which my grandmother gave me but they were eaten by mouse. Traditionally, Hina-doll is bought by grand parents.

          Linking this post to "Good Fences",  ScenicWeekends
                                 "MosaicMonday""Our World Tuesday"  and  "Nature Notes"

Thank you SO much for your kind visits, I'll be catching up with you soon;

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ducks were flying and Ducking;

Sorry for the unmatched header and sidebar, changed for the newer post;

So surprised to see many ducks having lunch together;

                     You guys ARE so hungry and muddy (^^;) 
I wonder what's your lunch is :-)

Linking this post to "Saturday's critters"

I know this is a bit early posting.  My next post I'm planing tomorrow evening is for linking many memes using the same header.  I'll take a break about a week after that.
Thank you SO much for your kind visitsNight Night for today; 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Three Colors of Japanese Apricot Flowers;

Today, we went to the city more than an hour away from my city for an errand whole day.  On our way home, my husband kindly made a detour to the next city's park, I wished to seek for some nature.  Not beautiful full bloom but I found three colors of them. And I was happy to see zooming succeeded making pictures back blurry.
Posting in a hurry for linking Nature Notes :-)  

Linking this post to "Nature Notes"

Thank you SO much for stopping by;  See You Tomorrow.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Festival at Next City and etc;

Last Sunday, one of the bands my husband involves 'he involves two' which has the smaller members attended next city's Festival.The area is called '高千穂, takachiho';

Several kinds of performs;
The instrument at the lowest left is called "Taisho koto; 
Japanese harp with two to five strings".  Picture page; It has very elegant sounds.

*Then, my husband's band group played a couple of music from popular songs*
My first try of updating video directly through my video file.  It was so funny that the original one has clear picture. But seeing in my blog, it turned out really terrible...
Well, we wish you will be able to enjoy the music :-)

*There were lots of art work as well*
    Introducing just a few of them.
For the work on the right side above, I felt really heartwarming;
Long work on the left below, we can see the 12 animal zodiac signs;

*Display for coming 'Girls Day' from my favorite cake shop*  

Linking this post to "Our World Tuesday", 
Hope you started a wonderful new week;
Thank you SO much for your sweet visit, WISHING to visit you soon.