Dalia, my new friend, lives in Nagoya for a few months by now.
We met through mail introduction by a mutual friend who knew we share deep love to Japanese culture.
We exchanged mails, pictures, suggestions.
Last week, she came for a holiday visit, and we were having a long conversation in my studio.
Before she left she chose a few ceramic shards to spread in Japan.
She and Arie traveled last weekend with two shards, and this is what happened.
All photographs are theirs- the enjoyment is mine and yours as well.
My friends traveled to Chikubushima Island
They passed a rice field.
A key to Alexandria library is patiently waiting for the farmer.
They visited Hougon Temple
A rested a shard among stones.
A women came close and folded her scroll that was just stamped, very close to the stones.
She notices a shard!
She is kindly willing to be photographed.
Her spouse joins her.
These pleasant people who came to this sacred temple, did not speak any English. However, the next morning I see that there were twice as many visitors from Japan to Blog at artwork!
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נונה יקרה, זכינו בחוויה מרתקת! בהצלחה בהמשך, דליה ואריה.
נהדר! התופעה מתרחבת מסביב לעולם 🙂
Dearest Nona, Dalia & Arie,
And the beat goes on… Japan style!
Such an interesting connection between cultures friends, and generations…
Arigato to you all,
Neat, Nona. Lovely photos, especially of the rice fields, and a sweet story. And when I clicked on Chikubushima Island, I got this wonderful Noh play, very appropriate for everyone’s venture!
P.S. We were in Kyoto long ago  but didn’t know about the island. Wish we hadn’t missed it. Now you and your friends have given me a glimpse!
Dear Nona, dear Arie and Dalia,
hope you’ll have many more interesting meetings starting with ancient pieces of life. love.
The shards will be propagating now!!!