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In Japan and Sending Flowers

Written on March 29, 2013

BlogCamelia1I just arrived to Japan three days ago and have been wildly busy.  But if anything makes you stop and smell the roses, it’s, well, the gorgeous blooms that seem to be everywhere now in Kyoto.

BlogCamelia1aCamelias, like the ones pictured above, are in full force right now, and there are many varieties to see.  This type (sorry, I don’t know the species name) is strangely perfect, or, rather, beautifully perfect.

BlogSakuraAnd the early cherry blossoms are just peaking now: the later blooming ones are almost fully opened.  The stark bloom, pictured above, does not accurately portray the countless cherry trees, each of which is a cloud of millions of  lushly delicate blossoms, the color of which is a pink so pale that it is almost not a hue.

BlogMomo1And in front of Gallery Kei is a peach tree, each bloom heavy and dense with petals, and the colors both pale and rich.

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BlogMomo1cWith luck I’ll be posting more local color while I’m here in Japan.  Oh, and already I’ve found some wonderful new textiles which I’ll offer on the webshop when I’m back in New York.

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  1. Comment by Reiko Yamashiro:

    Hajimemasite!
    This URL is my father`s collection.
    http://www.housuido.org/

    Just now, Hiroshima Catsle Museum is exhibiting boro from Housuido collection. http://www.rijo-castle.jp/rijo/main.html

    If you have time, please see this exhibition.

    March 29, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

  2. Comment by Stephen:

    Dear Reiko Yamashiro,

    Thank you for letting me know about the exhibition on your father’s collection–by coincidence I just heard about it a few days ago. I hope to see it if I have time. Regards, Stephen

    March 29, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

  3. Comment by Reiko Yamashiro:

    Thank you, I hope if you will come to Hiroshima,please let us know.
    We love Sri Threads,many beautiful photos of textiles.
    E-mail:[email protected]

    March 31, 2013 @ 8:59 pm