Monday, September 26, 2016

Japanese Painting by Neighbor’s Acquaintance;

*Japanese Painting Exhibition by Baba Ryoji*
On Saturday, we been to this exhibition painted by the same painter we enjoyed last March (link). We were happy with the chance to see  his work again.
    The artist featured seasons in his works like last year, so the titled is; 
     'A Moment'  "一瞬hitotoki" in Japanese
This year, he expressed the season with the flowers. And also used pulverized mineral pigments called *ganryou ←link 顔料 picture page such as rock, earth. Used in Japanese painting *nihonga 日本画*.  This year, his works were not as huge as like the last year. But we were lucky to widen our views for the real Japanese painting♪
     I learned about "Our Beautiful World"  featuring 'paint' from  riitta k.  Posting a day earlier :-)



    * Anemone *

  * Chinese Bellflower and  Autumn Leave *

           *Alpine Rose*

       *Camellia *

*Inside the front door*
Inside the front door gorgeous orchid flowers were decorated. 
They were gifted to the painter. 
 The picture below with the different atmosphere is also painted by Mr. Baba. 
So sorry the reflection of the door on the work. His initial is on it.
*Approach and  the Front door*

Flowers, Fence and Critters
On our way to the exhibition, we found Equinox Flower '彼岸花'.Season for this flower again.  Seems like a gorgeous fence and also for the flower memes.

*For Critters and Friday's Hunt (my week's favorite), I found a butterfly called 'ノシメ-トンボnoshime-tonnbo' Sympetrum infuscatum' and cute dog*

Oh ,did you bite off the door of your house p:-)
Wishing you will have a wonderful rest of the week.

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "WATW", "Flower Wednesday"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lantern Festival and Japanese Pheasant;

(Sorry, header’s changed for the newer post;)
Lantern Festival
My husband's friend told me about the festival at her city.  Her city has a sister city relationship with a city in Taiwan. We expected rain on that day. It was drizzling when we reached the event site, but it started raining hard (^^;)
Cluster Amaryllis; Japanese name is Equinox Flower '彼岸花'.Season for this flower♪
           You can see the blurrlanterns in the back. I just found a couple of flowers .
Sculptures decorated at the event site;

Lanterns before and after Lighting;

Lighting ceremony;

Dancing of the dragons;

*Male Japanese Pheasant*
My neighbor 'who knows about my picture taking hobby for blog' kindly came to tell me this Japanese National bird looked just enjoying relaxing time alone. 

I loved this back shot of his ;-)

So sorry that I didn't know that video is only taken horizontally.
I tried to fix it by using downloaded free soft, not succeeded(^^;)
But I was happy to see the video was taken clearly.

This was not my first luck, I thought there must be a nest near by♪
He was up on the fence near my house. 

I hope you are having a wonderful new week.
Hope to visit you soon!

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "WATW", "Flower Wednesday"

Friday, September 16, 2016

Precaution and message;

 (keeping header of previous post for link pages;)
My husband's acquaintance caused an accident, which was unavoidable one.
Hearing the unavoidable accident, we decided to put a "drive recorder" to our car. 

We have a saying "備えあれば憂いなし",  direct translation may be  "Well prepared            means no worries." Every taxi has one in japan.
       TV commercial shows us the scene even UFO can be taped p:-)

I'd like to express my appreciation to your sweet comments from bottom of my heart.
I have to return for your kind thoughts;   I will start concentrate visiting you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kanmon Straits; place of Two wars of Old and New etc;

Kanmon Strait Bridge (bridge between Kyushu and Honshu)
Although it was a bit cloudy day when we visited, made me think about the history of my prefecture.  (pictures are not from recent ones but haven't posted)

Dannoura (壇ノ浦) at Kanmon Straits (関門海峡)is the place where Two Battles of old and newer ones occurred. It's located between my prefecture and Fukuoka-pref.

The Shimonoseki Campaign (下関戦争)
Shimonoseki Campain ←link   This war happened from 1863 to 1864, to control the Straits by joint naval forces from 4 countries.  "Sonno-joi movement. 尊皇攘夷"  the principle of advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of foreigners was deeply related with this war.  

 Genpei  War  (源平合戦)
Genpei War ←link   This was a conflict between the Taira-clan(平)and Minamoto-clan(源)which happened during the late Heian period (1180-1185).  Also know as Battle of Dannoura (壇ノ浦の戦い). At school , we learn a proverb (my direct transration) "Arrogance like Taira-clan's won't last long. 驕る平氏は久しからず".    The equivalent for "Pride goes before a fall." in English.

For Flower and Critter Links
Pictures of the flowers were taken at my friend's garden and inside the front door. 
For Critters link; Eileen and edenhills.  I found the butterfly 'Pseudothemis zonata'  at the little pond near my house. My husband's lady band member sent me the stag beetle's picture 'Lucanus maculifemoratus'  It's a season to see them♪ 
Wishing you will have a wonderful rest of the week.

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "WATW", "Flower Wednesday", Floral Passions,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ear of Rice and Japanese Proverb etc;

 (posted; Etymology page) 
Rice grow ripe in Autumn*     
         The boughs that bear most hang lowest.
       実るほど頭を垂れる稲穂かな  minoruhodo koubeo tareru inahokana
                This proverb derived from Japanese rice eating culture. 
The interpretation I found from pc.  "As berries ripen drooping ears, humans also deepens learning and virtue, humility."   I think it is a reference to modesty and humility being virtues, and the virtue may apply to those who are the most unassuming, the least pretentious.    I still have a lot to learn ;-)   
         Starts with K : Rice is the "King of staple food" for Friday's Hunt.
♣ pictures taken last week 
 pictures from former posts to show you rice-paddy before ripen 

♣ Extra new butterfly picture for Eileen's Critter link 
This one was drinking water after the rain near my house last month. 
For Flowers and Fence link
Gifted picture from my husband's ex-lady colleague taken at the exhibition
This GORGEOUS work was arranged by her master of "Ohara Scchool".

  Cute road side guard 
Recently, we found these cute rabbits instead of normal traffic cone :-)

Coincidentally, found the pink flower at the road side. Name unidentified.
So sorry for my long absence; start visiting you soon☆☆☆

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