03 toukokuuta 2019

Friday Bliss #34 - À la Japanese



I’m so sorry I missed this happening that took place at The Winter Garden of the city of Helsinki. The Friends of the Japanese Culture arranged a Japan weekend there with Ikebana arrangements, calligraphy, origami & haiku poems. When I visited our Finnish Crystal Palace there were left only these two Ikebana arrangements.



If you are interested, please look at the post of my Japanese blogfriend Miyako
telling about the change of era in Japan.
The 85 years old Emperor Heisei (Akihito) has abdicated from crown 
for his 59 years old son Naruhito, the new Emperor Reiwa.



This year Finland and Japan are celebrating the centenary of diplomatic relations:

One of the most popular snow sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival in February was the white cathedral of Helsinki! Photo: Japan Today. I have never visited Japan but have read a lot of Japanese literature. The latest was Hiro Arikawa’s charming The Travelling Cat Chronicles.
❤︎

We have an extremely cold week & weekend, but I wish you have it better.
Happy weekend!
- riitta


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22 kommenttia:

  1. I like the pretty Ikebana floral arrangements. Beautiful snow sculpture of the cathedral. Happy weekend and thank you for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Happy & warm weekend to you Nancy, greetings from icy cold Finland :)

      Poista
  2. Oh Riitta, your Ikebana Arrangements are wonderful! I love this style!
    This snow sculpture is great! Thank you for showing!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Ikebana styles are simple and elegant. With a few branches and flowers they create beauty. Hugs Claudia <3

      Poista
  3. Dear Riitta,
    Wonderful arrangements of Ikebana, I love them!
    Here the same, we will have rain and even snow for the weekend.
    Have a Wonderful Friday Bliss Day and
    hugs
    Eda

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Stay warm Eda - wishing a pleasant weekend!

      Poista
  4. What a great snow sculpture! I like the Japanese literature and culture too.
    Send you sunshine and blue sky

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Yes, the Helsinki cathedral in snow looks amazing. Hugs Mascha!

      Poista
  5. Dearest ritta K; Wow, I was out from morning and just came home (17:00). Thank you SO much for this post of introducing Japanese culture. I really appreciate your kindness and friendship. What a beautiful "Ikebana arrangements"♡♡♡ How wonderful we have 100 years diplomatic relations and made me wish to visit the "Finnish Crystal Palace" ♬ Happy to hear that the "The change of era" has been on your country's news and Thank you SO much for introducing it in your blog (also linking my blog). I've never been to the Sapporo Snow Festival; A snow sculpture of Helsinki Cathedral must have been marvelously beautiful.
    Wishing you will have a warmer weather soon.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend, xoxo Miyako*

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Dear Miyako, your comment was totally fine - warm hugs ❤︎ I am a great admirer of Japan and the Japanese culture, but it is so far from Finland... Perhaps I'm not able to travel there, but otherwise it is wonderful to stay in contact <3

      Poista
  6. Vastaukset
    1. Muchas gracias Francisco y buen fin de semana.

      Poista
  7. Let's toast to the friendship between nations!
    Amazing sculpture.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I'll toast with you Luisella! Amazing sculpture indeed - and huge!

      Poista
  8. Welch schöne Art, das Jubiläum zu feiern!
    Bon week-end!
    Astrid

    VastaaPoista
  9. Liebe Riitta,
    diese Ausstellung hätte ich mir auch gerne angesehen. Zwar kenne ich mich in der japanischen Literatur nicht aus, aber ich lese sehr gerne chinesische Literatur, am liebsten in einer Übersetzung von Franz Kuhn. Leider habe ich die schon fast alle gelesen. Aber es gibt auch noch andere sehr gute Übersetzer.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. The Chinese literature is for me more unfamiliar, have read a few though. The translator's skills are essential for a good translation. Wishing you and Loretta a nice weekend.

      Poista
  10. Beautiful flower, Riitta!

    VastaaPoista
  11. ...the Finnish Crystal Palace is gorgeous!

    VastaaPoista
  12. Such elegant flower arrangements! Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
  13. Por aquí hace bastante calor. Buena tarde.

    VastaaPoista

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