Sunday, May 5, 2019

Calligraphy Exhibition, Children's Day, etc;

Went to see Calligraphy Exhibition
Late last month, my husband and I've been to the calligraphy exhibition of 'genyukai school' to our 'city cultural hall'  located right next to city music hall . Every time we went to see the exhibition I am amazed with their amazing ability. 

My first time to see this style of writing "折帖"
"折帖. oricho" is Folding type book.  No idea how they can write with ink on book type.

Children's Day, 子供の日 kodomono-hi 
Today, May 5th is Children's Day or Boy's Day celebration.  Koinobori, meaning "carp streamer"  are carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku (端午の節句), a traditional calendrical event which is now designated a national holiday; Children's Day.
Two pictures below are from I found recently;  First one was from the private house near convenience store. Second one was from inside the big department store decorated among the stairwell.

Skylark in the Wheat Field
A couple days ago,  we were driving the Countryside away from our city for a chore. When we stopped along side of the road to rest, several Skylarks were in the wheat field having late lunch. Luckily, I could take some shots and video ;-)

I am going to be away from home for about 5 days since evening of 6th
sorry that linking will be late. 
We got into New Ara "Reiwa", hoping to start peaceful days and new week for you.

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  1. Dear Miyako,
    The skylark photos are so lovely. Children's Day sounds like an enjoyable celebration. Have a lovely week.

  2. Miyako - now, that is a holiday every country should have - to honor its children! I enjoyed the skylark video - it has a tiny voice for its size! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, and I hope you have some enjoyable time away!

  3. I so admire the Japanese calligraphy - so skilful & beautiful! We have a saying 'from skylark one month to summe'. I think I have never seen it, but the summer has always come :) Wishing you a beautiful week Miyako.

  4. Hi Miyako san! I enjoyed the calligraphy exhibition. I've never seen calligraphy done on oricho. It looks beautiful!
    I love koinobori displays. In my hometown, they fly koinobori over a little lake and it looks amazing, too.
    The skylarks are very cute enjoying a nice day! And the landscape is beautiful!
    Have a great week, Miyako san!

  5. Very interesting calligraphy. Nice photos. Have a good week


  6. The wind socks are so pretty and love seeing that beautiful bird! I would like to learn to do calligraphy! I guess I should spend some time practicing! Enjoy your week!

  7. Children's day sounds like a wonderful and happy celebration. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful calligraphy. Have a wonderful trip!

  8. Now I wished I could read Japanese! Great exhibit:) The carp windsocks are so pretty, and so many kinds. But wow, your sky lark capture in between the grain is fantastic!!Beautiful landscape - many thanks for sharing all this beauty with all Seasons. Hope you have a lovely trip (and many photos, smile:) )

  9. omg, story of this journey is really great, i really enjoyed to read this, thanks for sharing