Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday In Japan... fireflies
Family in Japan never fails to send me cards for spring and summer.
Japan has wonderful greeting cards, three dimensional fold-out and some with music.
Family knows I am crazy about fireflies.
On one of my trips family drove me to the Firefly Bridge over the Arima-Gawa in Yamaguchi-cho, Niishinomiya, Japan.
The small bridge goes over a river filled with reeds, flowers, trees and fireflies. So many fireflies that they dance like stars in the sky over, under, around the bridge and you.
We got there very late one evening. I had just flown in day and was quite tired but so happy to see this lovely place.
Even though it was late people where still strolling around enjoying the evening. This was one of the most lovely evening I have spent. I think of it often and I can still feel the breeze and the fireflies dancing around me.
What is so sweet and hugs at my heart, is the local school children take care of this area/bridge. There are pictures that the children have drawn of fireflies that are framed all over this very small bridge with a big heart.
firefly. . . parsnip
music. . . OST Totoro, Joe Hisaishi