Monday, March 19, 2018

Another Spring Festival at Sue-Community Center etc;

Another Festival early this week
My husband attended another spring festival at the community center where the band group he belong to  usually use for practicing. As I was away from home last 3 days, posting a bit late than I expected.

 Literally, 花(ka)=flower; (鳥)cho=birds; 風(fu)=wind; 月(getsu)=moon
The beauties of nature with full of flowers, birds, winds and moon is the refined elegance of nature and moving to human mind. One of Yojijukugo which is a Japanese idiom consisted of four Chinese character (Kanji).
* Wood Carving;  I felt "Thankful" being able to enjoy marvelous works. *

                                          *I was fascinated by this work*
In Japanese, we say  ありがとう for “Thank you”.  The word in this work was made up with these words.   And also written similar shape with a Kanji-Character of   which means “glad, pleased, delighted”.   It sure is important and wonderful thing to express appreciation to someone's kindness and pleased each other♪

*Flower of Canola was blooming outside of the center*

*Japanese white-eye enjoying orange in my little yard*

                          Thank you very much for your sweetness Despite my absence;
               Hope you all are doing well and I will See You Soon ♡♡♡

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Festival at Community Center, etc;

Festival at Community Center 
Last week, one of the bands my husband belong to played at the nearby city's Community Center in our prefecture. This is the season for community center to hold festivals to present how fruitful their works are♪ We could enjoy varieties of arts on that day. I wonder if there is a chance to enjoy hobbies in other countries like this. You can even find English speaking class in the center's programs. 
*From the Flower Arrangement Club*

My first Olive-backed Pipit
When we were checking the place where my husband has to play next month, I was SO Thankful for this Pipit showing up in fron of me♡♡♡

My husband I had been tackled with Capital gains tax which we had to pay for my late parents empty house sold last year. And also things related with bands my husband belong to, etc. Always feel sorry for my absence, I'm hoping to have more time from tomorrow☆☆☆   Have a wonderful week under a bit comfortable weather.

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Kimekomi-Doll(Ningyo) with Otafuku Face etc;

Kimekomi -Ningyou and Otafuku (お多福)
Before the previous post (Girl's Day) I've also enjoyed another doll exhibition at the department in my city on 20th last month.  Kimekomi-Dolls (Ningyo) is one of the  traditional Japanese dolls. Here is the link about its history.   Please let me post the similar doll post again (^.^)
Otafuku of Happiness

                                       * About Otafuku*
"Otafuku←picture link  "お多福" literally means “Much Good Fortune”, and a lucky symbol for long life in Japanese. Otafuku represents a lovely, always smiling Japanese woman who brings happiness.   Because of the face of its bulging cheeks when we have "Mumps", we call the illness "Otafuku-kaze" in Japanese. Kaze means "cold" :-)
And the masks also used for Kyougen stage ← link   One of the Kimekomi-dolls works from the stage art.

*Hina-doll and anther ones from Kimekomi*

Dolls from 12 zodiac signs (11 in the first picture and dog which is this years sign is in the second picture).

At the one corner of the exhibition place, a lady was working on "Kabuto 冑" link .  
I pasted the process (left side) from pc page. Oh, I felt Thankful for the long hard work.

Pink  Japanese Apricot 
Last week, I found this flower of pink Japanese Apricot blooming on the road side a bit close to my house.  This Special Flower makes us feel long awaiting spring is just around the corner♫♫♫

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker 
I just could find and post this bird once before.  I got SO excited to see this little one jumping and rotating among the branches in front of my house♡♡♡  And was happy pictures came out well considering the distance and the size of this bird.
Thank you very much for Your Sweet Visits and See You Soon; 
I got tied up helping my husband giving the fertilizer for trees in our garden and band thing etc. Hoping you all are able to feel a bit comfortable weather☆☆☆  

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;