Monday, January 22, 2018

New Year Calligraphy Performed at City Airport;

One Event Celebrating Meiji-Restoration 150 years
This year (2018) marks the 150 years after the Meiji-Restoration (Link Page) or Meiji-Ishin; which was an event that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji The Edo Shogunate (The year of 武士(bushi)or Samurai) was over in Japan. My Pref. (Yamaguchi) played a significant role for the Restoration and many evens are going to be held this year.  My husband's ex-lady colleagues performed big sized Calligraphy.  There were speeches by the Governor etc
  From left; "おもしろきことも なき世を おもしろく・輝く瞬間・ 未来維新” I'll skip the translation ;-)



Orchid's from the botanical garden of my city parkWhen I visited the city park (my previous post) I also stopped by the botanical garden there. I enjoyed seeing varieties of them.


Two Stories about birds happened lately 
When I found Herons at the bank of the river, I must have scared them.  They all (ones close by together) flew away on to the roof of the big traditional Japanese type of the house.  The scene really made me smile thinking the contrast of the herons and the fancy house☆☆☆ 



Black-faced Bunting and  Yellow Bunting 
I've already taken and posted the picture of the Black-faced Bunting (first pic). The other day, I happened to find the similar bird Yellow Bunting.  Wow, these two really looked alike.  (Color looked different because of the light :-)

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;
Thank you SO much for your thoughtful visits
Hope to see you soon (my usual closing comment...)  <(_ _)>


23 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for this share of calligraphy birds and orchids.
The orchids are my favourite this week.
Happy Mosaic Monday and have a Good Week

much love...

Villrose said...

Wow! A lot of beauty in your post.

Maggie said...

Orchids from Orchid what a wonderful way to start to week, Happy Mosaic Monday.

Karen S. said...

Hello Miyako, what a lovely post. You have such a lovely country. Enjoy your week, and the beautiful weather. Right now I'm in a winter storm warning! Lots of snow falling not so cold but oh so snowy and a bit windy.

A Colorful World said...

What wonderful images of those herons on the roof! And the calligraphy competition looks like fun. So enjoyed the birds and the flowers at the botanical gardens! Lovely post as always! Have a great week, Miyako!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The orchids are so colorful and delicate. Love seeing the little birds with their pretty colors too! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful post! those orchids are gorgeous!! have a great week ahead!!

Anonymous said...

What a festive event with the calligraphy - and brave to do it so bib in front of an audience watching! Wow, the orchids here are stunning, Miyako:) You are right it's funny to see so many herons on the roof of such a traditional building! Many experiences to enjoy for all Seasons - my deepest thanks! Have a lovely week.

Photo Cache said...

The orchids are beautiful!

Worth a Thousand Words

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your history - I suspect we are going to see some more posts about the celebration events - I look forward to it. I have a special corner of my heart for orchids; I am so pleased that you shared these with us - so ornate!

Lorrie said...

I always enjoy reading about the cultural celebrations you feature. Beautiful orchids - they are so varied in their shapes and colours, and sizes. Happy week to you, Miyako.

Tamago said...

I wasn't aware that this year is the 150th anniversary of Meiji-Ishin. Looks like it was a big event! It must have been such an honor for your husband's ex-colleague to perform the calligraphy. These works look fantastic!
I love the photos of herons on the roof, between two statues of shachihoko :-) What a view! Both black-faced bunting and yellow bunting are very cute!
Have a great week, Miyako san xo

riitta k said...

I think that I mentioned to have read a book telling about Sei Shōnagon. The book told also a lot of calligraphy. To see such a performance would be a fantastic experience.

Your orchids are absolutely stunning - enjoy your eek Miyako!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,
That big size calligraphy is quite an art but must be also tricky for not making a mess.
Love such celebrations, it keeps the tradition alive.
You had me laugh out loud with those herons that all flew on top of the roof.
Quite a unique photo.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako, I enjoy seeing the celebrations and cultures of your country. The calligraphy is interesting. I love the beautiful orchids. It is neat seeing the herons perched on the roof. Pretty birds and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Michelle said...

Miyako, I like those Orchids and I would like to try and grow one myself. Thank you for linking up today!

betty-NZ said...

The calligraphy looks like fun to watch. I love the birds that you captured, too!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) I would love to witness the Calligraphy event first hand. The flowers and birds are pretty, and the Herons on the roof is a fantastic capture. Have a great weekend. Take care!:)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your beautiful birds and post. The Buntings are pretty and the herons are lovely birds. I appreciate your comment and visit too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako..You really have such a lovely country with so much history and tradition..Lovely post..Michelle

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Great photos, and as always I send along my thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Cherish happy moments said...

So very nice special the birds and the flowers! GHreetings,Joan

Nick V. said...

Wonderful shots, Miyako San. I especially admire the calligraphy given its large size - very difficult to do. The birds and orchids are lovely.
Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.