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(posted; Japanese culture page)
This Tue. I visited my aunt and cousins to thank them for their get-well visits to the hospital last month. One of my cousins had been to the trip to Kansai and Kanto area after I've seen her at the hospital. This 'Kyo Yuzen Dyeing' Handkerchief with embroidery 'I've never had' is the beautiful gift for me from her. And the lady is wearing 'Twelve-Layer Robe' (Wikipedia page. picture page) which is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in the old days.
So Happy to have this Precious Gift and Thankful for her thoughts ♪
On our way to visit them I've seen rice-straws on 'Ine-kake 稲掛け' to dry them, which scene is really rare as farmers use combine nowadays. Oh, I got really nostalgic :-)
The picture above with combine was I took last week in my area; Currently, straws are not used much and the picture below I found here is another way drying straws. They are called 'toshaku としゃく’ which I also have seen when young.
On our way back home around 6 in the evening, my husband whimsically made a detour to fishery harbor. Found my regular Blue Heron and also enjoyed the peaceful scene of harbor before setting sun. The little shrine may be for the safty of fishery.
I won't make any more excuses again for my unfaithful manner.
Starting to visit you, friends!!!