AUTUMN 2014 JAPAN BONSAI EXPLORATION– Part 3


Valavanis Bonsai Blog

_P4A7212

Autumn In Kyoto

This morning a few of us visited a large flea market at the Toji Temple, which is near our hotel in Kyoto. We arrived early to avoid crowds, but were met with hoards of people including many foreigners looking and buying. Near the main entrance there was a large area with vendors selling flowers, plants, dried fruit and even bonsai.

_P4A7205

_P4A7201

_P4A7202

_P4A7204

IMG_2199

_P4A7209

It appeared as though anything you wanted could be found here, antiques, clothing (new and old), jeans, car license plates from Washington state, snacks, old books, antique scrolls and inserts, dishes, light bulbs, cutlery, tools, bonsai tables, stones and even pins! Lots of good stuff and we left fully loaded with goodies. We did not visit the snack shops….

IMG_2205

TOJI

34TH JAPAN TAIKAN BONSAI EXHIBITION 

6P4A7324

Today was the set up and judging for the 34th Japan Taikan Bonsai Exhibition one of the main Japanese exhibitions . Earlier…

View original post 353 more words

Advertisements

Chinese Civilization 2009-07-06 Secret of Painting Scroll at the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony


A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains Scroll by Wang Ximeng  (1096–1119)

 

(Qilin Tavern 中国·时事·财经·军事)

Related Sites:

Xuan Paper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuan_paper

Wang Ximeng

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Ximeng

2008 Summer Olympics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics

Song Dynasty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_dynasty