Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wedding and Japan part 1


March flew by...  started with several nor'easters and ended in Japan with these beautiful cherry blossoms...

But the grand highlight of the month was our eldest daughter's marriage... such a happy occasion, just full of joy.


Small ceremony and lots of young people.  She planned the whole thing and was so easy-going about everything, just a delight.

They held the ceremony and reception at an historic estate (large home) in Massachusetts - we had access to the whole place and it was perfect!  I didn't take a lot of photos because I wanted to be in the moment but I sure can't wait to see the professional photos!



Then a couple weeks later I accompanied David on one of his Japan trips.  I don't know why it's taken me five years to get back to Japan (yes I do - the 13 hour flight and horrible jet lag).  It was a whirlwind week full of FABRIC and I will post about that separately.

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom... ahhhh... so nice after the March we had in New Hampshire with several nor'easters.  



Early morning walks.... so gorgeous with the blossoms falling ...


I love the sound of the rustic brooms the gardeners use to tidy up in the early mornings...




During cherry blossom (sakura) season, it is all sakura all the time!  Get your cherry blossom themed snacks here there and everywhere!



Signs are always fun to notice in Japan.  I did notice this time, a pronounced uptick in the number of people walking around with smartphones.



And always fun to try something new from a vending machine...


How about peach flavored Coke?  It was delicious!


At a department store I noticed this pop-up shop, by an artisan from Gunma prefecture.  Indigo!  I wish I'd asked for a photo of her indigo stained hands.  Gorgeous really. 


I bought this linen scarf...


Gotta love the washing instructions...


More about Japan soon.  Lots of fabric shopping, and an amazing field trip to an indigo factory!

x
Cynthia

5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful trip. The cherry blossoms look beautiful and the indigo gorgeous. I'm not sure about the peach coke though.:0)

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  2. Love to see those wedding pictures again and I have to laugh at that sign. I saw a video telling people not to text and walk at Omotesando station and when I came out and walked two short blocks to the church, I counted 15 people texting and walking. I am sure they have their eves glued to their devices and can't even notice the posters.

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  3. oohh wonderful travel photos...and the wedding..endicott estate? just wondering...

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  4. Thanks for the travelogue! I always enjoy learning more about Japan; maybe I'll even visit there some day!

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  5. What a Beautiful Bride ! Looks like a lovely wedding.
    I adored seeing photos from your recent trip to Japan.
    that cherry blossom display is fabulous!

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