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“It’s better to have your umbrella before getting wet!”

                              Japanese Proverb

 

 

“Fragrance of the spirit before fragrance of tea.”

( When a guest comes to visit, hospitality and kindness is more important than the tea that you offer.)

                           Japanese Proverb

 

 

 

“What is good is not necessarily beautiful.”

                    Japanese Proverb

 

 

“Those Who Play The Game Do Not See As Clearly As Those Who Watch!”

Chinese Proverb

 

 

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

                                           Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

“Happiness spring — cleans the heart!”

Japanese Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

“When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.”

Japanese Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”


George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Face Becomes the Mirror of the Soul”

Japanese Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.” 

  Lester Cole

 

 

Bijin hakumei

“A beautiful woman does not have a fortunate life.”

Japanese Proverb

 

 

The Yomeimon Gate is located at the Nikko Tosho-gu Shinto Shrine in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Tosho-gu is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Known also as the higurashi-no-mon, it is said that one could look at the gate until sundown and not tire of seeing it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watashi wa, utsukushii mono wa nan demo suki na no.

“I admire all that is beautiful.”   

Japanese Proverb

 

 

 

“Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.” Ja ne….. Japanese Proverb

 

 

 “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”   –Francis Bacon

 

 

 

This vintage wartime photo shows a man posing outside, holding his “Good Luck Flag” or Hinomaru Yosegaki. The signed flag or hata is suspended from a wooden pole. Notice in particular, the thick, bold vertical kanji ideograms that are positioned closest to the round, red sun. This popular wartime slogan says, Buun Chokyu or “May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting”. The vertical line of characters in the center give the name of the man who owns the flag. Mata ne……