That’s my Calligraphy work for the Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno:) I did it last summer as well.
Then won a prize which was better than last year!! I’m not happy with my Calligraphy works though… When I saw it at the museum, I cried as it didn’t look great for me…
I’m always told by my teacher it’s a good thing. Because if I think my Calligraphy is good, then I will never improve.
I also always tell my guests but… it’s hard ;(
I’ll do better next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you’re in Japan in summer, you must go to see fireworks!!
Many people wear a kind of kimono called YUKATA. I wore it as well!!
Wearing yukata isn’t comfortable and is very hot!! But it’s like a tradition in summer 😛
I enjoy more with yukata♡
I did the nails by myself 🙂
There are lots of fireworks displays in Japan. I went to one in Adachi-ku Tokyo.
It was about 1.5 hours. Sooooooo beautiful!!
I took few good shots 🙂 Please have a look!!
Today is a public holiday in Japan.
It’s called 海の日(Umi no hi) means Marine Day.
As you know Japan is an island, it’s a day to thank the blessings of the sea.
It’s held on the third Monday in July so we had a bit long weekend:)
I did a workshop making summer greeting card “Shochumimai” (暑中見舞い) at Keio department store in Shinjuku.
I’ve done another workshop making new years card before. Then they offered me again fortunately:)
Summer in Japan is super muggy. So we send the card to wish their health.
They were all Japanese. I usually teach Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) to foreigners. But I’ve found the Japanese were almost same as foreigners. I mean things I taught them. Only except they know Kanji so that I didn’t teach order of strokes.
Calligraphy is a Japanese traditional culture.
But unfortunately most of Japanese don’t know about it well.
Especially younger people and my generation, we don’t really use brushes to write:(
It’s a good opportunity to experience/know our traditional culture:)
I went to Ikuta ryokuchi rose garden last weekend:)
The garden opens in late spring and autumn.
It was the last day so some of them were dying unfortunately 🙁
But still very beautiful!!
There were a lot of kinds and colours of roses!!
This rose garden is a bit far from the city but it’s free entrance:)
Web site (Ikuta ryokuchi)