Sunday, October 26, 2014

Four More Letters for My Japanese Alphabet

I seem to have been going very slowly and have a bit of catch up to do.  Blame a week in Bali and kitchen restoration.

 I is for Ikebana, traditional flower arranging.
 J is for Jizo.  Small statues of Jizo can be found on the roadside. with bibs placed on them by worshipers. Jizo is a being in Buddhahood who leads people to salvation and particularly protects children
 K is for Kokeshi, a simple wooden doll.  They originated in Tohoku, north of Tokyo, but are now made in many other regions.  Each is distinctive to the region
There is no L sound in Japanese.  The nearest sound is R.

1 comment:

  1. Love the response to L! Brilliant. All of the imagery is so right for place...


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