Spring Flowers in Japan

Hello there! Long time no see! How have you been so far? I am sorry that I hadn’t posted anything on my blog for a while. Now, I have returned!

In Japan we are in the mid spring and I would love to show you what kinds of flowers we can see in this season.

A couple of weeks ago, I went into my neighborhood and took some photos of these flowers called Renge in Japanese.

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They bloom only in Spring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astragalus_sinicus

I love these tiny flowers because they are my favorite color purple! They bloom in rice fields.

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When I was a little girl, I used to make crowns or necklaces with these flowers with my childhood friends.

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Look at the center of the photo! Can you see a bee?

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The bee seemed to be busy to gather honey from the Renge flowers.

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What kinds of flowers can you see in your area where you live now?

I will post other flowers for spring some time soon! So, stay tuned!!

Thanks for taking a look at my blog post! See you around!

 

-Yumi

 

I Went Antiquing with My Friend in Kyoto

My porcelain painting blog

Hello there! How have you been so far?

I am excited that I finally can update my blog again, lol. Today I want to show some photos of Japanese porcelain shops. A friend of mine and I went antiquing in Kyoto and I took some photos there.

First, we stopped by an antique shop. Here you can see bunch of Antique porcelain.

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The shop owner was very nice and when I asked her to take some photos of inside, she let me take some photos. So, I can show you them.

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The shop owner explained to us that she has owned this shop more than for thirty years. Most of china here are made in the Edo period. It means they are 500 to 600 years old! Wow!!!

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I bought some antique porcelain to practice Kintsugi techniques. Kintsugi is a part of our traditional techniques to fix broken porcelain. I…

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