Seasons

Snow in Kyoto: January 15, 2017

Snow in Kyoto     In Kyoto it started snowing in the evening of Saturday, January 14, 2017. It fell quite heavily through Sunday, and continued intermittently until Monday night. There were even a couple of flurries on Tuesday. The Internet…

Tokonoma

Tokonoma

There is a special place in Japanese houses dedicated to displaying a seasonal treasure, such as a vase, a bonsai, or a scroll. This special place is called the “tokonoma”. In this picture, a vase of cosmos grace the tokonoma,…

Sounds of Silence?

Sounds of Silence?

  You may have thought that we dropped off the face of the planet, but we haven’t… At least not yet! We have had a few hitches computer-wise, and I have been away far too often this summer. On the…

Here comes Autumn!

Here comes Autumn!

November 1st, 2013 It is really autumn! The days are dramatic, either bright and sunny, or heavy with threatening grey skies. Warmer clothes have been unearthed, and feet are clad in socks and covered shoes. Farewell, my lovely sandals – until…