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Thursday, October 23, 2014

To do with Water;

In front of the Prefectural Museum; 
These pictures are from August, very soothing scene before enjoying art♪
My first pictures of fountain, wish to learn how to use continuous shooting.


Luckily, I happened to spot the side of fire engine from outside of the souvenir shop located other side of the road. This is the headquarter of next city's Fire Department. 
See, there are gates for fire engine :-)


*Appreciate their hard work*
                                  
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ps> Good Morning from Japan, everyone. I always feel terrible that I cannot even visit back to all your comments. See You Soon. I wish you ALL have a wonderful Autumn or spring season;   







Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Calligraphy partⅡ;

(posted; Japanese culture page)

Among the many calligraphy work from the exhibition I introduced in  the previous post, this work caught my attention and wished to show you separately. 
The title on the board said "Enjoyable pictograph (ancient script)" and shows how these four Chinese Characters were formed. You can see the process with the pictures in each work.

*I'll explain each one from left to right*
立.stand; This character is made from the image of a person standing with two legs on the gound. 
門.gate; Imaged from the gate with Two Doors (right and left) where people can go in and out.
果.nut;  Imaged the nuts on the tree. This characther has the meaning of 'accomplish'.
龍.dragon;  For this character, explained only meaning of the word  (hugeness. blessing. tendresse) and dragon brings clouds and rain.


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Monday, October 20, 2014

calligraphy partⅠ;

(posted; Japanese culture page)

Went to see the Exhibition of the "genyuukai" calligraphy school
        My husband's ex-lady-collage is a member of this calligraphy school.
Entrance of the 'Civic Center Hall' of next city;
You can see 
'sulfuric acid bottle' decorated; I posted about it here.

I feel so sorry that I didn't translate the meaning of the works. Please consider them as art with ink and brush. 
Master explaining about works to a lady;


My husband liked this fish-shaped work.

For the last of long picture post (before students' work), let me put my favorite;
"butterfly dancing around flowers"; 
so discouraged with the light put my reflection in the glass...

*Many student's work, just for offering the atmosphere*

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Butterfly from two places;

 *Chestnut Tiger Butterfly; "asagimadara,アサギマダラ"*
This particular butterfly travels through the Japanese archipelago from north to south. Spending summer cool northern part of Japan and south to even warmer "Okinawa". 
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*On 10th this month* same next city's hillside of the mountain (my another butterfly post here, where the flower they love "Boneset; hiyodoribana,ヒヨドリバナ " is cultivated. 

 *On12th* at our city park. Thoroughwort  'fujibakama;フジバカマ' was blooming. I've noticed the similarities of both flowers.


ps; I thought these two flowers are really similar and a certain Japanese page explains they are congeneric species.  Here is the English Wikipedia page.  And I must add that these pictures are actually taken different day :-)  Hope you can see that tone of color of the butterfly and flower are slightly different.

I've met this lovely (a bit shy) girl at the parking lot ♡♡♡
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fence with unusual material;

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
*Can you guess for what these bottles (earthen ware) were used*

These were used as sulfuric acid bottle (container).
And the fence itself is called Bottle fence "瓶垣, bin-gaki" in Japanese.
It was funny that until recently I never knew next city where is my husband's birth city used to have thriving ceramic engineering  (pottery industry).  "sulfuric acid, to refine gold and silver" for coins.

This Miyoshi residentce is designated as Heritage of Industrial Modernization.
The board explains this fence 'made from almost 100 years old bottle with this pottery' represent its history of the industry in this city. And the pictures below shows the very old kiln no longer used.  


The entrance and fence of the residence after go up along the bottle fence.


      The monument of the bottle located where we cross this bridge. 
           And some are ornaments along side the road.

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