Sunday, June 7, 2020

Teru-Teru-Bozu and Rice-Planting at Paddy Field;

*Rainy Season is coming soon*
To the Fence of the Nursing Home close to our house, 
Dolls called Teru-Teru-Bozu and umbrellas were decorated.
Among Japanese legendary magics, there is a commonly practiced magic called "Teru-Teru Bozu," which is a hand-made doll. It is said that these "Teru Teru Bozu" render next day's climate sunny, people often make these dolls a day before important events.

* Rice-Planting has started*
Water covered the Paddy-Field and rice-planting has started ♪
Thanks to their hard work for our staple food. 

We found this Japanese pheasant close to the paddy-field;
My husband laughed and imitated its cry p-;)

Thank you very much for stopping by.  
I always appreciate your sweet comments.
Hoping everyone has no trouble from the virus.
Our lock-down has been lifted in the middle of last month ;

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  1. In an Italian children's song contest many years ago a Japanese little boy sang a song called "Teru Teru Bozu". I still remember...

  2. Dearest Miyako,
    You are blessed for finding the time together for beautiful things.
    Right now I'm too tied down with my manuscript, chapter 10 is big and so will be the final, huge chapter 12. BUT our book is coming along. A complex mega task, self publishing is not easy but I found a great graphic designer who will add all the photos and tables.

    Did schedule all my posts beforehand, look at Mt. Saint Helen that Pieter got to see from up close from above.

  3. Such pretty display of umbrellas and Teru Teru Bozu on the fence! They brighten up the long rainy days in June! I remember making Teru Teru Bozu when I was a kid. Though, I didn’t make one before Undo-Kai because I was not good at any sports :-) Sceneries of rice planting also reminds me of my childhood. Those were sceneries I saw as I walked to and from school. Japanese pheasant is very pretty :-)
    Stay safe and well, Miyako san. Have a wonderful week! xo

  4. The umbrellas on the fence make it really attractive. We saw a train on our date night at the park. - Margy

  5. The umbrellas look so cheerful! Cannot imagine how much work it was when the rice fields were done by hand! What i like to know is if the pheasant responded to your husband's call? it made me smile. Many thanks for sharing this with All Seasons and have a beautiful week, Jesh

  6. Lovely, fun photos! The umbrella pics are delightful! The photo of the Japanese pheasant is lovely! Have a wonderful week!

  7. Funny and interesting to me! A lovely idea.
    Stay healthy and well.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  8. The sweet dolls and beautiful umbrellas are very pretty. I am showing a dragonfly on my blog today and I hope you get a chance to visit and see it. I thought of your husband when I posted it. Hugs from Florida, Diane

  9. What a pretty pheasant and the umbrellas are pretty too. Rice being planted helps to feel like normal life is resuming.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  10. It is the Wet Season here in T&T🇹🇹
    Happy mosaic Monday. I am at #17 on the linky today


  11. Very pretty fence decorations! Awesome looking pheasant, look at that red!

  12. Hi,
    Beautiful umbrellas...what a great festival.
    Have a great day!

  13. Your photos are great to see! Farming is hard work, no matter the end product and I, too, appreciate those that do it.

    Your link is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  14. Miyako - the dolls are interesting, but the umbrellas really caught my eye. So many colors and lovely designs. I think I could watch the rice planting for hours - this machine must be a major improvement over doing it by hand! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  15. Gorgeous collection of umbrellas!

  16. Hello Miyako,

    The umbrellas look so pretty and colorful. what a lovely way to decorate the fence with the dolls and umbrellas. The farmers work so hard, I am thankful for their work. Great sighting of the Pheasant, it is beautiful. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend.

  17. Thank you for improving my knowledge of Japanese customs. This is new to me, and I love the beautiful and spontaneous nature of this custom!

    be well... mae at

  18. Hello. Umbrellas look wonderful. Japanese pheasant is great. Take care!