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🎃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!😻🐾

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…..

July Wreath!

Hi everyone, 

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….  

Violet

Tanabata!

Hi everyone,

Blogging after one month again. I have many news about last month but before that I would like to tell you about today,   July 7th, Tanabata day(evening) in Japan !

Tanabata is a festival that is celebrated every year on July 7 . When this time of year comes around, people write their wishes on strips of paper and hang them on bamboo trees, along with decorations. 

Tanabata, also known as the “star festival”, according to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet. 

Each city or place has their own decoration for Tanabata. Here I had taken some photos from Hachimangu shrine, in Kamakura city. 

And here is our small bamboo 

“Waoo,Violet,

What is this tree?i love the sound of the leaves! Can I bite them?”

No, Malus,

You just make a wish and I will decorate it on the tree!😁

And here our little Tanabata bamboo tree with many wishes……

And a quick sketch of that!


My first wish on the top of the tree is  “World Peace,صلح در دنيا،世界平和 ” 

💫🌟Now, you my dear friend, make a wish or wishes tonight and may all your wishes come true!❤️💫🌟

                                                                                                                                                        

Hi June!

Hi everyone、


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! 

Season’s  Souvenir

Hi dear friends,

Today I would like to show you some memories from last month!

From the end of March to middle of April is cherry blossoms (Sakura) season. People enjoy Hanami( walking or having picnic under sakura’s trees).  For people in Japan sakura has a deep meaning. The flowers are not staying long but the memories of them stay forever….. Usually school graduations and start is in this period so they are a symbol for an encounter and farewell too.



Well ,I, as a home cat don’t  prefer to go outside for a walk in such crowded place so Violet draw me some sakuras and also bought a branch of them to show me how beautiful they are! Hope you enjoy too🐾


Will continue about sakuras again in next post🐾

Have a Lovely weekend dear friends!

Hi dear friends!


Hi everyone,

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