I am still a little lost in space at the moment. First I had a few sick people around me and now inherited their sharing and then there was this ominous Election day. I am trying to find my place. Feathers where ruffled the last year and a half. The nation has decided, and we will move on.
Life goes on, for many of us there are things we are looking forward to, things we have planned for a while and are excited about.
Friends of ours are getting ready for a 4 month stay in Japan. I am sure they are excited, anxious and looking forward to learning new things.
I don’t know where exactly they will be staying. It does sound like a wonderful opportunity though. Even though it will be Winter the whole time they will be staying.
I read it can snow quite a bit and quite an amount. But doesn’t this look beautiful!
And I am pretty sure it is a blast to go snowboarding or skiing in Japan. I am sure you heard about the snow monkeys as well.
(source: National Geographic Expeditions)
To learn about a different Country, their customs, their way of life, sounds like a wonderful adventure to me.
I would search for all the amazing fabric stores. I would need an extra container to bring all those pretties back home.
But there is Shodo – the Japanese art of calligraphy,
Ukiyo-e, literally “pictures of the floating world”During the Edo Period (1615-1868), a uniquely Japanese art from developed known as ukiyo–e, or “pictures of the floating world.” A Buddhist concept, ukiyo originally suggested the sadness (uki) of life (yo). , Japanese Architecture, Manga – the japanese comic books, Origami – the craft of paper folding, Japanese fans, Kirigami – similar to origami, but you can use scissors, amigurumi – crocheting or knitting miniature animals, chochin – paper lanterns , Temari– Temari, literally “hand ball”, are a Japanese folk craft that were historically created with old silk kimono as a toy for children. The outside of the ball are covered in a detailed embroidery, Irezumi – heavily tattooing, Byobu – Byobu are Japanese folding screens that are primarily used to partition a room for privacy.There are so many more. And I would love to learn quite a few of them.
I hope my friend gets the time to dabble in quite a few new arts and bring home some new skills.
Just searching all these arts and crafts that are originated in Japan make me want to take a trip and explore.