Love shohin, so seeet, so small, so vulnerable, so precious
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Japanese: word of the day
Casual friday: being a polyglot
Maybe you don’t know it but I understand 4 languages: English, German, Italian, French and I am learning Japanese. The best point about being a polyglott, I can capture the topics I am interested in different languages, as for instance by bloggers that write only in one of these four languages and understand their point of view. Pretty cool, eh!
Recently I am quite into Japanese culture and all about travelling and living in Japan and, lucky me, I find some bloggers that post in Italian and French and love them.
I know that most of my viewers are English speakers but maybe some of you do understand and appreciate what written in these posts.
Satori Nihon Japan A jung german student that lived in Japan
Hanami blog lovely manga and Japan blog, the italian girl has her own learning e-book!
A gaij IN Japan French bloger about travaling in Japan.
sale quato basta Italian blog for food lovers and other.
Creating a forest out of almost nothing
Last week I went to Nicola’s for another workshop. We worked on an abies picea or spruce, I created a Kusanomo, some Shitakusa, we did some autumn work on two shohin, a zelkova and an acer burgeniamum.
Casual friday: mini tokonoma
I will love to have a Tokonoma in my living room, but the house is small and the space is already taken from my goldfish and turtle tank. So on the search for an alternative I find out that I was not the only one having this kind of problem and lots of bonsai lovers opt for a mini Tokonoma; a small little box than contains kakejiku, table, tatami and of course a shohin bonsai, all in a smaller size.
Last week end I made my first experiment on the creation of the mini Tokonoma. First I tried with carton, then with 4 mm thick chipboard, but none of both succeed.
Frustrated, I brought my failed Tokonoma’s to the bonsai club members for some piece of advice and lucky me, our presidet is a carpenter! With brand new plan’s I went to the local DIY retailer and purchased the new needed stuff. Now I have better measures, better material and better knowledge.
The next task will be: paint and impregnate, build it and install the mini Tokonoma in my small living room.
Casual friday: viaggio in Giappone
This post is about Japan but also about an Italian blog I am following to learn Japanese. The owner of the blog, Federica Ercole, is Japan fan but not only. I love her blog and already learned a lot with her method. She is now in Japan and she write about her journey.
The text is in Italian but I hope that you can still enjoy her Fotos.