Sunday, April 21, 2019

Visited House of Husband's Friend etc;

♫ Happy Easter Everyone 
Practiced with a Lady Member 
In the middle of this month, my husband practiced with the lady keyboard player to prepare for the performance. She plays 3 instruments; keyboard (electone)・piano ・and also drum. Teachers all these instruments.
*Gift from her students decorated on her piano* 
The little kid is Kintaro, he is from Japanese folklore. A child with superhuman strength, raised by mountain hag. He became friendly with the animals of the mountain. "link A and link B";  linkA is the page of " this Fairy Tale in English" and linkB is the page of the song of this fairy tale. 

Garden of her house
The Japanese type garden is really wonderful. Her mother is taking care of the garden and I was SO enchanted by the beautiful spring flowers as well. 
Japanese witch hazel white and colored type.
Ipheion uniflorum (we call this flower Hana-Nira)
Meadow Bunting at her house
Before leaving her house, we found a sweet Meadow Bunting perching on the electric wire.  And the left one in the secound picture was I happened to find close to our house few day later :-)
Hope you all have happy holiday and Have a wonderful new week.

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;


  1. Lovely garden and the bird is sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a beautiful, expansive garden. - Margy

  3. What a cute Kintaro! And the little musical instruments are adorable :-)
    The Japanese garden is really beautiful with all the colorful flowers. I would love to sit at the table there and enjoy the view. It must be a lot of work to keep the garden so nicely but must be very rewarding as well!
    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san xo

  4. Miyako - I can see why you found the garden enchanting. It has large structures (the trees) but also these small areas with a delightful variety of flowers. And birds as well!! A haven of peace and beauty. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  5. The garden of your husband's friend is gorgeous! A lot maintaining work though. Those miniatures are excuisite!

  6. Her students must love her much to give her these decorations for the piano - Love your story of the origin of Kantaro! Wow, all these spring flowers - am not sure I have ever seen the white flowers on the right with the reddish heart. The cute bunting bird must like staying at your house:) Many thanks for linking your super interesting post - and so versatile - to All Seasons! Enjoy your spring this week, and also many thanks for your lovely comment on my blogpost last week!

  7. Happy Easter. Nice knowing of Japanese folklore Kitaro


  8. I love seeing what flowers bloom in different parts of the world. I learn so much. I wouldn't have thought of tropical-like flowers in Japan. A joyful week to you.

  9. That garden looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be able to visit.

  10. A lovely garden, wonderful captures. Happy MosaicMonday.

  11. Your friend’s garden is perfect. I have always enjoyed our visits to Japanese Gardens here in the States (and it would be amazing to visit them in your country).

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    What a lovely little gift made for this talented teacher!
    Loved the two Kintaro videos, so cute and the singing so sweet.
    What a lovely Japanese spring garden.

  13. How lovely that her students think so highly of her, great ornaments. I love the garden with such diverse blooms. Your link is a great addition to the 'My Corner of the World' link up!

  14. what a lovely garden and pretty flowers and I love the birds. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Hello. What a beautiful garden! Wonderful birds too.

  16. Hello, the gift from the students is so cute. I love the beautiful gardens, lovely flowers. The Meadow Bunting is a beautiful bird. Great sighting and photos. Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  17. The Meadow Bunting is a new bird to me. It's a very good looking bird too. You got some great pictures of it.

  18. Once again, thanks for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and linking in with us birders. I appreciate your loyalty and sharing.