Sunday, June 4, 2017

Encounter (Union) of wood and ink etc;

Another Exhibition I've seen which features the "Collaboration of Wood and Ink".  Literal translation from the Japanese might be "Meeting of wood and ink".  I wasn't sure which word will be appropriate, "encounter. union. collaboration. meeting" (^^;)
The left side work means "After night comes the day"

*I thought the color of swallow I found recently matches with ink:-) *

*Scenes around the Rice Paddy 
These are the pictures I took around the rice paddy few days ago.  These Domestic Ducks help farmers with eating weeds in the rice paddy.  This "Rice-Duck Farming. 合鴨農法" can be called "Earth-Friendly".
Gray Starling and fluffy white flower I found around the paddy.
My first finding of Skylark and flowers.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
Wishing you a wonderful new week; I'll start visiting you from tomorrow. 

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  1. Your posts are always visually so beautiful dear Miyako. I like very much the Japanese way how ink meets wood. The graphics are so elegant and simple. Is that tiny white flower an ordinary clover? Looks pretty, they grow here in Finland too. Wishing you a great new week to come.

  2. What a great exhibition! I like the translation "meeting of wood and ink." They make beautiful art together :-) The wooden apples and chickens are very cute!
    Those fluffy white flowers are very familiar to me. I don't know the name but I always found them alongside the road I walked for school. Rice-duck farming sounds great way to keep weeds out. Makes both ducks and humans happy :-) Lovely photos!

    Happy June, Miyako san. Have a great new week!

  3. Dearest Miyako,
    When you have time and in all quietness, you really can appreciate such art work.
    Love you photos.
    Sending you hugs,

  4. I always enjoy learning about your way of life through your very interesting posts, Orchid. The ducks working in the paddy fields to help the farmer is a great idea!
    Happy Mosaic Monday, hope your week is good.

  5. I always feel calm and content after a visit here. Lovely, lovely photos.

  6. Your posts are always interesting and beautiful! The wood and ink exhibition looks wonderful. Love seeing the birds - swallow and the working, weeding ducks in the rice paddy. Happy Monday!

  7. I love that the domestic ducks help the rice farmers with the weeding. We need more of these innovative and simple solutions for our environment. Have a wonderful week!

  8. Beautiful photos of birds and flowers in their natural settings. Japan looks like a very lovely place. Have a wonderful week, Miyako.

  9. What a magnificent collection of photographs Miyako.
    Japan looks a fantastic place to visit...thanks for sharing your world :D

  10. Hello Miyako. I'm visiting you for Floral Bliss for the first time although I have not posted yet and have enjoyed seeing the floral arrangements and art, the wild flowers such as the clover and daisies and the different variety of birds. All the best.

  11. I love the wooden apples


  12. The wood and ink displays are so artistic. I also love seeing the flowers. Lovely! Thank you for linking up and have a great weekend!

  13. Your blog is beautiful. :)

    I love the flower images and the birds, so pretty. I especially love the duck photo.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  14. Hello, Miyako, the wood and ink exhibit is very nice. I love the pretty flowers. Great variety of birds. The Gray Starling is pretty, congrats on your Skylark sighting. I love the sweet swallows and ducks. Great photos.

    Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday! Wishing everyone a happy weekend

  15. Hello Miyako! I always enjoy the beautiful cultural exhibits you post! This was great, seeing the wood and ink. And I loved the birds. Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

  16. I love all your pictures MIyako as always. Beautiful art exhibit... I love the elegant simplicity. But my favorite thing of all in this post is knowing that the rice farmers use ducks to help with weeding. That makes me so happy! Thanks for sharing that information.

  17. Thanks for linking in and sharing your experiences and photos with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

  18. Beautiful photos! The fluffy white flowers look like what I call clover flowers.

  19. Love the art you've shared. I've read about the duck and rice farming combination. It sounds like a good thing. Beautiful birds and flowers. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great rest of the week!

  20. Hello Dear Miyako, I realised I had missed this lovely post.
    Your choice of the word 'collaboration' was perfect :D)
    What a beautiful display, it has been designed with much thought and elegance.
    I loved seeing the earth-friendly rice duck farming too - another great collaboration :D)
    Beautiful and bright flowers too.
    Cheers now and with kind regards, Sue xx