Saturday, March 29, 2014

Camellia Festival (part 2) ;

*Calligraphy and Japanese ceremonial tea*
Master of the calligraphy school demonstrated writing the calligraphy on the large paper.  First time for me to see with my own eyes.

He wrote the title of a school song.  This song is expressing the still having the coldness of early spring. These 2 ladies are singer sisters. 

Served tea and this lovely dogie was watching me enjoying it;
(hope this picture fits Saturday'sCritters link)

*Some of the things we could buy from the handcraft group* 

*Works made of Bamboo Coal*
"Frog" in Japanese "kaeru", which has the same pronunciation as another Japanese word (homonym) "kaeru" meaning "come back",  So it is often used to wish someone's safe return.
This couple owns the shop of these lovely works,
Thank you very much for stopping by;
I'm lining this post to Saturday's Critters , Mosaic Monday and Our world Tuesday;


  1. Lindo esse festival.Belas fotos! beijos,lindo fim de semana,chica

  2. that is HUGE paper writing! nice! i love the silk flowers in the first handcraft display. so pretty! the couple of shopkeepers are so cute. and so is that beautiful dog!

  3. So many exciting things going on at that Festival -- it must have been so much fun to be there. That is a beautiful big dog!

  4. Hi,Miyako sama.
    Very interesting captures. I like Yuki Saori's songs very much. When I was young,I would study in my room listing Poem reading radio programs. The title song of the program was her debut song.The Japanese craft goods are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Dearest Miyako,
    What a huge calligraphy work indeed. Enjoyed the singing sisters and you captured the doggie very nicely.
    Great crafts sale...
    Hugs and happy weekend.

  6. Dearest Miyako san!
    Konomichiwas ituka, Served tea and lovely dogie wa kawaie desu Kaeru come back watashino mucashi time.
    Yahari watashiwa yahari Japanese lady desu...
    Watashi no kodomoga inakereba Japan ni kaeri tai desu..
    Otosama & Miyako san! Have a good time days!

  7. Spring brings somuch joy and happy faces

  8. Dear Miyako,

    I love the wonderful calligraphy and what a great festival it must have been.
    Also loved all the gorgeous crafts that were up for sale.

    Happy weekend dear friend

  9. Dearest Minoru-san;
    Thank you SO much for your comment. Especially, I also like her songs. And her Scat in her song "夜明けのスキャット" was a fresh surprise for me when young. Thank you very much for sharing your young days as well.

    Sincerely, Miyako*

  10. Hello Miyako, the singing sisters have lovely voices.. I love the handmade flowers and crafts..And most of all I love that doggie, I would love to give it a big hug.. What a fun festival..Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

  11. these are very unexpected 'critters' and very creative and interesting to see. I so love your beautiful camellia header - on east coast Australia right I have camellias flowering (Autumn)

  12. Hello Miyako-san,

    It must have been a delight to see the huge calligraphy! Have you done it before and is it easy? The crafts for sale are all adorable. It just shows how creative Japanese are!

    Have a lovely week! :)

  13. Wow, the big calligraphy is very impressive! Dynamic art work!
    The handcraft items are very pretty. I love the colorful pumpkin :-) I remember getting "kaeru" frog from souvenir shop when I was on school trip. Love these cute frogs the couple made!
    Have a lovely weekend, Miyako san xoxo

  14. The tea ceremony is always so intriguing to watch the way it is served!!! And I LOVE tea. Not the kind you find in USA in the tea bags, but the REAL stuff, made from tea leaves!!

    Oh I would love going through the craft displays. Always fun to get some ideas and perhaps buy something.

  15. What a great post. The dog is beautiful (a Newfoundland?) and I love the sculpted frogs sold by that talented couple.

  16. Another beautiful post of your creative cultural events ~ love the dog ~ watching you drink tea ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol

  17. What a lot to see and do! I love the colourful handicrafts, and the dog is really cute!

  18. What a cute dog! I love seeing handmade things. Those flowers and pumpkins are beautiful. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

  19. Such a beautiful dog and very colourful crafts

  20. ps...thanks for visiting and commenting on my bird photo blog!! Your kind words are much appreciated.

  21. Many interesting crafts from your country, and the two sisters have beautiful voices. The first time I have heard a song in Japanese, lovely.

  22. Such a lovely post! I enjoyed listening to the singing sisters and seeing all the beautiful crafts for sale at the festival!

  23. Dearest Miyako,
    you brought wonderful photos of the festival to show us! I loved both posts of it very much - thanks for sharing!!!
    Warm hugs from Austria, Traude
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  24. Oh, I do LOVE this, Miyako!! Just the smiles and giggles that I needed on a gray, grim day!! What a wonderful festival and wonderful photos of it as well!! Thank you for sharing!! Warm hugs to you from Portland!!

  25. Hello dear Miyako
    The Camellia Festival is wonderful, and so interesting to learn more about your culture.
    A huge calligraphy art work display.
    I would have bought things from the handcraft stall - such intricate work.
    The singing sisters item was lovely.
    The tea ceremony would be wonderful to take part in too.
    I missed part one of the festival so I will go back and have a look at that too!

  26. It is in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture "tantanusagi"
    The other day, thank you for your visit.Beautiful photos would work were also pleased, ask me.
    Because English is not with comments using translation software.
    Please note that writing may have been wrong, but.So I went and participated in various places from thisIt is also nice and can meet you somewhere.
    Thank you very much

  27. thank you for sharing these wonderful tidbits about your culture. your photos are very nice too.