Monthly Archives: February 2012

DOLLS DAY

It’s February again and time to start setting out the dolls for Dolls Day, officially known as O Hina Sama.  When a girl is born into the family, a set of court dolls is displayed on 3 to 5 to … Continue reading

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THREE TARDY DRAGONS

Dragons don’t follow conventions.  They have their own sense of time and order. Three rather charming ones have entered Blue & White recently, and though we had closed the dragon door this year, these three were impossible to ignore or … Continue reading

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WINDOWS ON GOOD AND EVIL

I have recently read that there are 7 enemies that everyman faces in his lifetime:(According to the teacher of Osamu Tezuka, Japan’s famous cartoonist) Sickness, hunger, betrayal, envy, greed, old age, and then death. The ancients of Japan knew it all along … Continue reading

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