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“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character.”

                                             Lydia M. Child     




“Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.” 

                                               George Burns






“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection.  To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”

                                                  Steve Maraboli







“Cold tea and cold rice are tolerable; cold looks and cold words aren’t.”

                                               Japanese Proverb




“Poetry is not the most important thing in life…..I’d much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets!”

                                                   Dylan Thomas








“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere!”

                                       Mae West




“She who gives birth to triplets cannot ask for a third breast.”




“Cleanliness makes it easier to see the details.”

                          Aniekee Tochukwu








       Ni usagi wo ou mono wa ichi usagi wo mo ezu.

“One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.”

                                     Japanese Proverb




“The Body is Tortured Only by the Demon of the Heart.”

                                 Japanese Proverb







“If music be the food of love, play on.”

                William Shakespeare



“No road is too long in the company of a friend.”

                            Japanese Proverb




“My first thought in the morning is always you.”





“It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.”

                              Marilyn Monroe








                             Bijin wa iwanedo, kakure nashi.

“Though a beautiful woman does not say anything, she cannot be hidden.”

                                         Japanese Proverb








“Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.”

                        Japanese Proverb







“The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly.”

                                  Author Unknown








“It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it!”

                                                W.C. Fields









“Keep a tree green in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”

                                                   Asian Proverb









“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……