Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday In Japan...

More Christmas Cards from Japan...
I find the Japanese take on Christmas very interesting.
Not coming from a Christian based society their idea of Christmas is more Santa based. The Advent fold out cards are regional based. They still have windows to open every day but there are 30 day to the New Year and not Christmas Day.
Plus they are beautiful.

Hiroshig's "Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido"
an Ukiyo-e Advent Calendar
My favorite.

Flowers and Birds of Japan's Prefectures

Sights, Tastes and Toys of Regional Japan
The cutest card ever !

awwwwww Tokyo Tower and the cutest cow for Iwate

Japanese Family lives near #24 Osaka Tower.
My most favorite of all the Japanese Towers.

And just because it is my blog...
Wednesday morning pretty...
Yes, the Matterhorn has moved to Mt. Lemmon. View from my studio window.
After two days of a gentle rain, it is 48 this morning were I live, crystal clear blue sky with some fluffy clouds and beautiful snow on the mountain.

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Christmas Is Here, Vince Guaraldi Trio

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  1. Those are neat cards!

    And what a view! Smashing! Makes me want to go for the summit!

  2. but no square doggie photos today?

    love your view!

    smiles, bee

  3. Just stunning, and I love those ice-cream colours!

  4. William...
    Well there is a room waiting at base camp for the climb up Mt. Lemmon.
    Japanese son is not a mountain climber but has hiked all over this area !

    Empress Bee...
    Now don't you take their side. They are asking (demanding) more blog time as it is.

    Yes ! I love the colors ! quite fun.

  5. With a view like that, how do you ever get any work done? It's spectacular!

    Love the cards, too!

  6. Much nicer than the cards we get here; my spiritual home calls me...

    That view is spectacular!

  7. Just as long as there is a Santa:)

  8. Love the cards and your gorgeous view. Your little square ones aren't too bad either! Have a nice Christmas holiday and a happy New Year!