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chrysanthemum Tsumami zaiku(Kanzashi)

Posted by Tomoko on 20th Oct 2019

chrysanthemum Tsumami zaiku(Kanzashi)
A huge typhoon hit Japan last Saturday.We live in Osaka and we are safe,but some area in the east part of Japanwas damaged heavily.I pray for those who are sufferingand I hope things are back to normal a soon as possible.I made chrysanthemum Tsumami zaiku(Kanzashi)with Tenugui cloth.Tenugui towel is a local industry in Sakai, Osaka where I live.The feature of Sakai Tenugui is Chusen dyeing technique.Please refer to this movie, if you are interested.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDXKA7X7SeY
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This week Obidome-Kikyo(Bellflower)

Posted by Tomoko on 26th Sep 2019

This week Obidome-Kikyo(Bellflower)
Kikyo is my favorite flower.I feel that autumn has come. As the sun goes down early, the busy summer has passed and I feel somehow sad.

This week Obidome-Tombo 'dragonfly'

Posted by Tomoko on 6th Sep 2019

This week Obidome-Tombo 'dragonfly'
Whenever I see the dragonflies flying,I feel the summer is almost overAnd also reminds me of childhood,I used to catch dragonflies late in the evening.  "dragonfly"A dragonfly jumps quickly and prey on pests, and it is also called “winning insects” to express the spirit of “non-retreat (does not retreat, never retreat)” from where it only moves forward and retreats.
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What is "Hanami"?

Posted by Tomoko on 20th Apr 2019

What is "Hanami"?
Hanami is going out to place such as parks to enjoy leisurely while appreciating the beautifully bloomed CHERRY BLOSSOM. We do ”HANAMI” with family,colleague from work or friends in April when The CHERRY BLOSSOM are in full bloom.This is the custom in Japan. People spread the mattress under the cherry blossom trees singing,drinking sake and enjoying beautiful spring. Hanami in the night is also popular after working, you can see th
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Hinamatsuri (Doll festival) in Japan.

Posted by Tomoko on 4th Mar 2019

Hinamatsuri (Doll festival) in Japan.
Hinamatsuri (Doll's festival) Hinamatsuri occurs on March 3 and is an occasion to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness. Most Japanese homes with girls display dolls and decorate peach blossoms ,rice cake cubes,special colored and diamond-shaped rice cakes ,white sake. The origin of Hinamatsuri is an ancient Chinese practice in which the sin of the body and misfortune transferred to a doll and washed away by setting the
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