Teabowl shapes

Traditional Japanese tea bowl shapes, labeled with their names in English and Japanese.

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”. #his_orange

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”. THIS IS WHY THE JAPANESE CULTURE IS THE BEST.

Japan

**Monk descending the temple stairs. Hand-tinted Glass Lantern Slide attributed to Kozaburo Tamamura of Yokohama

Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan

Our house in Japan really was built over a koy pond like this! We had a huge, 8 inch thick piece a glass for viewing, right in the middle of the living room floor. This one is from Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan.

Meigetsu-In, Kyoto, Japan

Living Still Life (Washitsu - 和室 - Japanese room) (Meigetsu-in - 明月院) in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan Tea in Japan is a must for me!

Shrine in Japan

Yes, these are Shiba Inus, hopefully the person who pinned this discovers Hatchi was an Akita, the most majestic of the Japanese breeds and the most aloof. "Japanese Shiba Inus, my favorite breed of dog since reading and watching the story of Hachiko.

kimono 着物

Dressing in the traditional kimono requires two people: a friend to tie the elaborate obi is a must.

Japan

view of the through the round-cut open window, from the tatami (straw mat) tea room

Varieties of Torii gates in Japan : A「神明鳥居(Shinmei torii)」、B「鹿島鳥居(Kashima torii)」、C「明神鳥居(Myōjin torii)」、D「八幡鳥居(Hachiman torii)」、E「春日鳥居(Kasuga torii)」、F「中山鳥居(Nakayama torii)」、G「外宮鳥居(Gekū torii)」、H「三柱鳥居(Mihashira torii)」、I「三輪鳥居(Miwa torii)」、J「両部鳥居(Ryōbu torii)」

Varieties of Japanese Torii gates: A Shinmei torii、B Kashima torii、C Myōjin torii、D Hachiman torii、E Kasuga torii、F Nakayama torii、G Gekū torii、H Mihashira torii、I Miwa torii、J Ryōbu torii

Tokyo in the rain

tokyo in the rain. I Love looking down on colorful umbrellas on a rainy day . The colors always pop in the wet and the grey.

Ikebana

Ikebana - a disciplined art form. The arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Focused on harmony, color use, rhythm, and elegantly simple design.

Japanese paper

Japanese paper, WASHI 和紙 - Makes me want to create something :)

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