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The Mystical Beauty Of Japanese Noren

And still,
I cannot
move past
to peer
in hope
of seeing

*traditional Japanese fabric dividers, hung in doorways or in windows.


Noren / のれん / 暖簾

I dropped off my passport at the Japanese Consulate today. Whilst I was waiting I found a magazine called Niponica (think it’s a Japanese government cultural magazine) with a whole edition on Japanese textiles. 498 more words


Nights and restaurants and Kyoto

As soon as sunshine hours fall, many places change substantially its aspect. Kyoto is one of those places. Kyoto like many other cities in Japan, has the particularity of having a much lower streetlights power than what we are used to in Europe where large sidewalks, and city lights are sometimes excessive stealing the night starring in night hours. 393 more words


one stitch at a time

Mini Moose is happy to be back in the studio

she was tired of all the travelling

the warp that was left on the loom is finished… 181 more words


Like a lamb or a goat?

Earlier this month I would have said “Spring came in like a lamb” and then I had to rethink things a bit – maybe more like a goat. 120 more words




Heel argeloos begin je een gedicht.

Een aantal letters, aangenaam van vorm.

Het gaat vanzelf. Er slibben regels dicht.

Ze zwijgen nog. Ze wachten op de storm. 829 more words

Japan Urban Art: Noren//暖簾/Shop Entrance Curtains

A beautiful turnip noren at Tomii Japanese Restaurant, Shizuoka City!

When visiting Japan, have you ever noticed those unusual “curtains” hanging outside the main entrance of traditional shops, izakayas and sometimes of private homes? 660 more words