Another wonderful gift from Japanese family !
Totoro riding on a Red Koi (good luck) wind chime.
I saw him on the Ghibli Shop flyer and said to myself this is something I want !
I never told Japanese family that I wanted one but guess what gift I received from them, when they came for a visit.
As thehamish would say minemineminemineminemine mine !
So happy happy happy happy, they know me so well.
I love all the little glass wind-chines you see all over Japan.
My first real introduction to them was from daughter.
When she was in High School one requirement for graduation was a language.
They did not offer Japanese which she wanted to take. She applied to the principle to take evening classes at the Junior Collage for her High School credit.
In her classes they would end with a Japanese TV show so they could hear Japanese spoken in everyday life.
One of the show she was watching happened to be on the LA Asian channel at the same time. So every morning we got up early to eat breakfast and watch the show before school.
The main character was a young teacher and would some times go home to see her Grandparents. They owned a goldfish store. The shop was next to a river in a beautiful town and the fish were in outside tanks.
The front of the house where the shop was, they had hanging from the eves glass goldfish windchimes. I immediately wanted to go live in Japan and move into that home and sell goldfish and glass wind chimes.
On all my trips to Japan, I have never found a glass goldfish windchime.
But I have bought several others.
Took the photos at night so lots of reflection sorry about that.
I have them inside because they would not last a day outside in the Tucson winds.
and just because I can here is your mid-week pretty,
George the Scotty !