Nanakusa-gayu/七草粥 (Seven herbs porridge)

Every new year – on the 7th of January – Japanese eat a healthy rice porridge called “Nanakusa-gayu” This traditional event is for wishing us good health through the year ahead It is also a day to rest your tired stomach, after the end-of- year and new year meals.  Originally, this porridge style meal originated from …


【Omotenashi / Japanese Hospitality】⁡‘Omotenashi’ has many layers.When I am thinking about it,it reminds me of many thoughts🧐:⁡Consideration of others…such as what I should I prepare in advance,also the preferences of guests etc.⁡I have coordinated the tea ceremonywith Tsumami Zaiku flower🌺Just one of my ideas….💕⁡I hope my guests will enjoyJapanese cultureand have a pleasant time🌹


【Tsubaki/ Camellia🌺】⁡The weather in Australia is changing into early summer💕 The ground is covered by colourful flowers and trees. It’s a beautiful season!⁡⁡The beautiful photos are of a Japanese Camellia in our garden. My husband and I enjoy viewing our flowers everyday.⁡⁡I created a Camellia with Tsumami Zaiku this time🌺⁡⁡The flower language of Camellia:⁡‘Modest kindness’‘Pride’⁡⁡⁡

Tsumami Zaiku

“Tsumami Zaiku (Kanzashi)” is a traditional Japanese craft, recognized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government – that has been handed down since the Edo period. Small, square-cut pieces of fabric (usually chirimen or cotton crepe raw fabric) is delicately pinched and folded with tweezers to make patterns of birds, or flowers with seasonal motifs. The origins …