Rabbits on bicycles, 1904  post card written illustrate

Rabbits on bicycles, 1904 post card written illustrate

grandmother-embroidered-temari-balls-japan-38  These are beautiful.  So many pictures of skilled handwork.  impressive.

grandmother-embroidered-temari-balls-japan-38 These are beautiful. So many pictures of skilled handwork. impressive.

初日の出(こなし、錦玉製) Sunrise

初日の出(こなし、錦玉製) Sunrise

Assorted Box of Japanese Sweets for New Year Celebration (Osechi-Style)|お菓子のおせち

Assorted Box of Japanese Sweets for New Year Celebration (Osechi-Style)|お菓子のおせち

Omedeto! Congratulations [on the New Year]! The little girl is eating warm mochi, a gooey New Year's treat.

Omedeto! Congratulations [on the New Year]! The little girl is eating warm mochi, a gooey New Year's treat.

vintage japanese postcard for the year of the rabbit (1927)

vintage japanese postcard for the year of the rabbit (1927)

From radiolaria to each unique snowflake, pattern is the language of nature. Human-made artifacts expressing these natural occurrences can be riveting, like this collection of embroidered spheres made by an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother, who started crafting these in her sixties.

Japanese granny's embroidered spheres show nature's pattern language

From radiolaria to each unique snowflake, pattern is the language of nature. Human-made artifacts expressing these natural occurrences can be riveting, like this collection of embroidered spheres made by an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother, who started crafting these in her sixties.

Japanese 1949's Commemorative Stamp for Oshogatu New Year|昭和24年の年賀切手

Japanese 1949's Commemorative Stamp for Oshogatu New Year|昭和24年の年賀切手

Japanese lacquer tray (Sakazuki) for o-toso - "o-toso" is spiced medicinal sake traditionally drunk during New Year celebration to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life in Japan. お屠蘇

Japanese lacquer tray (Sakazuki) for o-toso - "o-toso" is spiced medicinal sake traditionally drunk during New Year celebration to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life in Japan. お屠蘇

Japanese New Year's Card, 1932

Japanese New Year's Card, 1932

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