Sunday, August 20, 2017

Summer Preserved Flower Exhibition by Juillet” etc;

First of all, so sorry about my shrunk background;
Preserved Flower Exhibition by Juillet
I was happy to be able to enjoy these beautiful preserved flower with varieties of themes.  First picture is the works at the entrance behind the show-window. The biggest work in the center was arranged by the teacher "Mikako Takashige" at the "Juillet".
 "Mikako Takashige" arranged two works above and right-side work below as well. 
The pottery used for the big work at the entrance is called 'Hagi-pottery'.
 Hagi city '萩市' in my prefecture.
*Works with Japanese atmosphere*
"Overflowing Feelings"  work for the departed one.
Right side work "仏花" is for a butsudan (household Buddhist altar)
Usually arranged with a pair;
*Summer Arrangement*

Title of  the work below is "Summer Sea"



Skylark  on the fence

On 4th, I found this Sky lark on the fence near the rice paddy.
He or she must have noticed me and cast sweet glances ♪
Another problem I had with blogger or else <(v_v)>
My blog's background suddenly got shrunk. I tackled to fix it but it seems no way I can do repair.  Just hoping to be able to have the normal size back soon.  
Funny that preview and other link pages are OK...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Exhibition of Embroidery on silk-screen printing etc;


Hiroko Tuchiya’s Embroidery Exhibition 
Embroidery Exhibition at the department in my city. First time for me to see the works which have done both printing and embroidery. Happy to be able to enjoy Very Unique and Charming works. 
                      New style of  art for me
*Things that reflect  映し出すもの* 
*Brighten with Flower  華やぐ*



*Looking Back かえりみる*


Agapanthus from our back yard
   These Agapanthus were blooming late June♪ 
Happy that finally found matching place to post this flower.


Oriental  Green Finch and workers
On 2nd. this month, under hot weather, I found many finches flying 
back and forth around the fences, electric wires and into the rice paddy.
Seeing me approaching them from even a bit far, they flew away...



Obon (お盆) season is coming in Japan;
Obon  (actual date is from 13th to 15th) is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating 
our ancestors, as their spirits believed to return this world. 
                  Today we will visit our family graves.  (My old page about obon)
                                 Have a wonderful coming new week.  See You Soon♪

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lotus Flower" at Genkyuji- Temple (源久寺) etc;


Ooga-Hasu"  from in the middle of last month
Lotus Flower;  said to bloom in the land of  perfect bliss;
Lotus flower is believed to be the symbol of purity and also said to bloom in the lad of perfect bliss. This Ooga-hasu in the Genkyuji-Temple,  Dr. Ooga Iichiro of the botanist succeeded to bloom the seed which was found in the strata of 2300 years ago.  
Picture in the middle;   After all the flowers fallen off :-)
Buddha Sitting on Lotus
The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha, and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are in muddy water, but the lotus flower rises above the mud to bloom, clean and fragrant.  
In Buddhist art, it is believed a fully blooming lotus flower signifies enlightenment, while a closed bud represents a time before enlightenment.
Excerpt from this page. 

Sandpiper and Redstart from early spring
I love these little sweet birdies I can find during cool season in and along the river♪
It has been a time consuming, tough work for me to tackle with my divider issue.  The HTML in the theme finally eliminated and found a way to use CSS with one of the helpful pc site (in English), took 2 days...  Let me start visiting you from tomorrow.  Have a wonderful coming New Week.

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