Thursday, June 20, 2013


Well judging by the etegami coming from Japan, spring has well and truly sprung. It is interesting to have a window into how the Japanese people over the centuries have marked the appearance of each  new plant as it pokes its way through the snow, bringing summer just that much closer. Last week people ate "Seven weed porridge", no doubt a great anti scurvy remedy after a long winter.
Shungo has sent me a card with a flower that is used to prepare a face balm, perhaps one reason why Japanese ladies stay so young looking! He also sent me some of his handmade cards unfortunately putting me in jeopardy of being hunted down by the quarantine service whose 'watch list' I am already on. Thanks Shungo!

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