Hi dear friends, Tonight is moon viewing in Japan and I would like to introduce and explain about this autumn festival!
Tsukimi or moon-viewing refers to Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon, a version of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration of the full moon typically takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar; the waxing moon is celebrated on the 13th day of the ninth month. These days normally fall in September and October of the modern solar calendar.
Tsukimi traditions include displaying decorations made from Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and eating rice dumplings called Tsukimi dango in order to celebrate the beauty of the moon and also implies a prayer for good harvest with their allusion to Japan’s premier member of grass family,Rice.Seasonal produce are also displayed as offerings to the moon.
(More information : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukimi )
Here is our Tsukimi decoration:
And honestly for me Pampas grasses viewing !!!is much more interesting! 🐾😸🐾
Here is Violet sketch as well:
Ah, Violet is calling me again and and telling me not to bite or touch pampas grasses!
Have a beautiful day, night dear friends and if you have full moon in the sky, make a wish and may all your wishes come true…..
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Hot, humid weather here! I(Malus)don’t prefer taking nap at the balcony in this season🐾so most of the time, I’m taking one like this:
For this month, Violet decorated wreath with morning glories, sunflowers and a little wind chime , feels little bit cooler than weather outside😸
And here is her sketches of hydrangea flowers from last month🐾 🐈
Hope you all have a great week!❤️🐾
Hi dear friends, this is Violet;
Recently there are many sad, unfortunate news out there, from around the world…Sometimes I just want to shout out: STOP THE MADDNESS…enough is enough…where is the humanity heading to?? Please stop ……
Just pray and hope for peace in the world. Pray and hope to hear no more news about violence, terror and war….
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Tagged cat, Drawing, handcraft, Hydrangea, photo, season, sketch, watercolor
June has started and here in Japan it is a start for raining season and also beautiful hydrangeas flowers!☔️🐌
Today I have decorated June wreath and here it is :
Happy June and have a great start dear friends!
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This is violet! Malus is enjoying sunshine ⬇︎
And I have to tell you about my sketch by myself !😁
Today I draw poenies that I’ve bought 4 days ago and their petals was more pink color and fresh…. 😁
Have a great week dear friends!
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Tagged cat, colors, flower, nature, photo, watercolor
Hi everyone ,
Today will continue about violet’s memories in past April! Sakura talks again🐾🌸🐾
During Sakura season people here enjoy flowers and also special sweets in this season! Here violet will show you some of them!
Those sweets are made by sakuras flowers and their leaves flavor,rice,sweet beans and wrapped in salted sakura’s leaves. Also using Sakura dried flowers in sweets and dried salty sakura tea that tastes really good!
Those blossoms are beautiful even when they start to falling down. It looks like the petal are dancing in the air and sometimes like snow….
In mid late of April, a new type of sakuras ,Yaezakura(means one flower consists of as many pink petals)will bloom and again another joy .
Now, there is no flowers on tress but beautiful memories (for violet taste too!) are remain! 🐾
Time to enjoy fresh green leaves everywhere and looking forward sakuras next year…..
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Hi dear freinds,
Warm, spring weather is here and nothing better than lying down under spring sun and take a nap!
Here, from my warm place I would like to introduce you some other works from Violet! This time not a drawing , they are handmade wreaths that she makes every month.
I will start fromApril wreath , cherry blossoms season :
And this one is wreath for May:
I will show you new wreaths every month 🐾
Have a great week ahead🐾❤️🐾
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Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb
softens from the pain of labor
will a way unfold
and the infant find that opening to be born.
There is treasure in your heart,
it is heavy with child.
All the awakened ones,
like trusted midwives are saying,
‘welcome this pain.
It opens the dark passage of Grace.
It’s been a long time since I posted anything. Apologies to those whose comments or private mail I haven’t answered to ask me why I’m not here ….
It has been very busy days for me and honestly I haven’t been in the mood to even draw sometimes…..
But I miss you all (better that I say we miss you all)
May 1st and I’m back blogging again. 😊
With a little more information and different subjects for posts or drawings.
First of all I would like to introduce myself a little bit more. I’m a foreigner living in Japan for many years. I’m originally from Iran. I’m a mum of two daughters and a wife of my Japanese hubby. 😁
I want to introduce Japanese or Iranian culture and food…. through my drawings and photos and of course under Malus’ management. 😁
I may not be able to post everyday but will try as often as I can.😊
Hope I can make you smile while visiting my blog. ❤️
Have a great day!
Violet & Malus
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October has started and I don’t know why Violet is decorating orange color things everywhere!
For today she has drawn an orange color sketch too!
“Dried Cape Gooeberry Flower( physalis) ”
Here is another decoration as well!
Well it seems it’s a new season, new month and for me + a new box!!!!
Happy Octobers and all the best for you dear freinds❤️
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Tagged Autumn, cat, flower, season, sketch, watercolor
Thank you for helping and your comments on my previous post! I really appreciate ❤️
I have done some changes and I hope this post be ok😊
This Rose is the last rose from my little garden and now time for them to get ready to rest 😊 purple flowers are orange mint that I enjoy them in my daily herb tea😊
And here is Malus, maybe tired from blog maintenance 😁
(Ps: finally ,he has owned my hubby’s chair !!!!😁)
Happy Monday to all of you❤️
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