Category Archives: Japan

🎃Trick or Treat! 🎃

Hi everyone! 

Today is the last day of October and also Halloween! 👻🕸🎃


 Recently Halloween  in Japan become an event for young people, enjoying many costumes  and a mood of Japanese Halloween style, not scary one, mostly cartoons or Japanese game character’s costumes!  🎃🕸👻

Well, Violet didn’t wear any Halloween costumes but decorated as she does every year! And also cooked a pumpkin pie🎃! ( although I cannot eat!) 

Here is this month wreath:


And here are her paintings also the witch and cat , her handmade dolls! 🕸👻


Hope you all dear freinds have great moments in the last day of October!😻🐾

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Moon-Viewing (Tsukimi)

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 )

So,

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…..