More Nebuta Festival – Tachikawa
The Three day Nebuta festival each year takes place after dark so that you can really enjoy the huge paper sculptures paraded through town lit up from inside. It also makes it very dark and difficult to photograph the musicians and dancers wildly spinning and jumping behind the two drum teams. I really had to…
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Benkeiren – Koenji Awaodori Festival
Here's one team of famous Awaodori dancers from Tokyo's Koenji district, the Benkeiren (弁慶連). I took these at the huge annual Awaodori festival in Koenji last year, just as the sky was falling to a dark blue and the red light from the street lights started. The Benkeiren is one of those huge and famous…
Salute to Cute (Needle Felted Cuties) | Mr X Stitch
Zoe Williams picks another selection of needle felted cuties for your enjoyment. Be warned, these are cute and fluffy so we can't be responsible for your tears of joy!
Inspiración para pintar piedras - Manualidades
Las piedras pintadas son un tema recurrente entre las seguidoras de nuestra página gracias a eso queremos inspirarte aún más para que te animes a intentarlo. Cuando tienes las piedras listas para ser pintadas comienza a imaginar algún dibujo que te guste para comenzar a crear. Los corazones son diseños clásicos que siempre los podrás […]
Japanese confectionery - Wagashi
Pictured above is a tradtional Japanese confectionery called Wagashi (和菓子?). Wagashi is typically made from rice, rice flour and sweetened bean paste. There are many types of Wagashi such as: * Namagashi (生菓子) * Yokan * Monaka The wagashi pictured above is the Namagashi variety. Namagashi are used as snacks in Japanese tea ceremonies. They are made fresh daily and reflect nature and the four seasons throughout Japan. The one above reflects the spring season and shows the…
Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern
Ohayou! Awhile ago, we organised our very first Sleeping Totoro amiguruMEI giveaway. Due to the numerous requests from amigurumi and Studio Ghibli lovers around the world, we'd like to share this original pattern with you, so you too can make your own kawaii Sleeping Totoro! The pattern is easy enough for beginners, and the end…