Sunday, December 3, 2017

Trip to Hokuriku-region part 1 etc;

Kenrokuen 兼六園and  Natadera Temple  那谷寺
These two places fascinated me with its Autumn Beauty. These Snow Fences at Kenrokuen must be fantastic with  the winter (snow) scene. ( Link Page )  Especially the gorgeous pine trees are protected by them.  Natadera Temple has lots of Important Cultural Property. I'm happy if these pics could share you my facilitation. (middle of last month, 3 days)
Kenrokuen 兼六園

Natadera Temple  那谷寺

Shioyasu Lacquerware Workshop
Wajima lacquer 輪島塗;   Its base-wood material is cypress. Very graceful and sophisticated products, and widely known as a top-quality utility lacquerware. Also surprised me their high prices ;-)  For example, the Tiered Food Boxes in the last picture costs 18 million yen ¥180,000 (sorry for my big mistake who read before correcting).

Birds and  Dandelion
It seems like Bramblings year this year, many of them were enjoying lunch on different days and pigeons were together from the tree in front of my house.

I found these Dandelion on the road side close to my house. Bit out of the season ?

In Japan, Sumo world has a kind of trouble.  My sumo fan husband seems to be a little discouraged about the news. Sincerely and  Wishing you all are having great day and see you soon..

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  1. Dearest Miyako,
    What a lovely idea those Snow Fences. Not really a fence by I guess it holds the little lights that work their magic in winter when snow has covered the trees.
    All those Acer trees look so majestic in any season.
    The lacquer you show is of the highest quality and what an art! No wonder prices rise to almost impossible for most of us.
    Love the birds snooping on the berries and seeds for their daily meal.
    Great photos.
    Sending you hugs,

  2. lovely! Wouldn't mind taking a walk there either!

  3. Dear Miyako, what wonderful places you take us to each week. The lacquer ware pieces are beautiful and intricate works of art it's no wonder to me that they are so expensive.
    Wishing you a very happy Mosaic Monday

  4. Lovely Mosaics. have a good week

    much love...

  5. Lovely colourful photos and also lovely mosaics.

  6. How wonderful you visited Kenrokuen! It's one of the places I'd love to visit one day. The sceneries are so beautiful with autumn colors!
    Beautiful display of Wajima lacquerware. But oh my gosh, 18 million yen for the those boxes! I would be afraid to put rice balls in it and bring for picnic :-)
    It's unusual to see dandelion around this time of the year. But lovely to see the pretty flower and puffs :-) I'm not familiar with Sumo news but I hope the trouble will be that fans can enjoy!
    Have a great new week, Miyako san! xo

  7. At the link you provided, I scanned the pictures of the Snow Fences at Kenrokuen - glittering in the snow - so gorgeous. Well done capturing fall color and the architecture of Natadera temple - what a lovely place for a walk.

  8. The autumn colours on the trees look wonderful especially the red acers.

  9. I have fond memories of my visit to Tokyo many years ago. Japan is a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing these pretty images.

  10. Dear Miyako,
    I always enjoy my visits to your part of the world through the photos on your blog. The temple is a beautiful structure. The photo of the bird eating the berries is a great shot. Have a wonderful week.

  11. The surroundings of Matadera Temple are so beautiful, also in snow carpet. I just read a detective novel written by a Finnish author who spent his childhood in Japan. In his story he mentioned these beautiful lacquered boxes, also lunch boxes that can be bought every day. And I always admire your graphic characters - Fantastic!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous place, and such wonderful photos! Love the birds and flowers also, but that Temple area just takes one's breath away! Have a wonderful week, Miyako!

  13. Love seeing that Dandelion. What a strong flower! It never fails to come forth through anything. Thank you for linking up today and have a GREAT weekend!

  14. Hello Miyako....I love the birds eating in the trees and the boxes are just so pretty. My Mother had one that she was gifted. Probably not as nice as these you showed. I am sorry about the sumo trouble. It seems that there is a lot of trouble in the world right now..Michelle

  15. Your part of the world is always interesting to see and I'm so glad you share it with us! Even with the problems that we imperfect humans create for ourselves, there's still much beauty :)

  16. I alwyslove Japanese gardens and the autumn colours are delightful Have a lovely weekend.

  17. Hello Miyako, I love the beautiful temple and gardens. The snow fences are amazing. I think the Brambling is a beautiful bird and the dove is sweet. Lovely photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visits and comments too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  18. Thanks so much for joining us birders this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your contribution is always so appreciated. Have a great week ahead...enjoy those birds!!!

  19. Beautiful scenery. Love the foot bridge. I'm happy to see your brambling and pigeon. Beautiful birds. Happy Sunday.

  20. Hello Dear Miyako,
    Beautiful photos - such stunning scenery!
    It was also very interesting to read about (and to see) the lacquer-ware.
    Thanks for your lovely post, kind wishes, Sue xx