Author Archives: Blue and White

SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW – SOMETHING WHITE SOMETHING BLUE

BLUE & WHITE has suddenly and mysteriously vanished. Poof! In one quick day, 41 years of colorful history disappeared. Totally demolished and leveled and fenced in. What a Shock! We hope some of you have worried where we have gone, … Continue reading

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COASTERS FOR CHRISTMAS

Have you ever thought about how important the lowly coaster can be? Not only is it the go-between between table and glass or cup, but the humble coaster is also micro universe, nano cosmos unto itself.   And coasters of … Continue reading

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BLUE &WHITE TIMES

A CALENDAR AND A FACELIFT Some traditions go on without end. Our Blue & White calendar is one. We have been creating fresh and original designs every year for nearly 40 years and are already thinking of next year’s theme. … Continue reading

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A BLUE AND WHITE BIRTHDAY

Birthdays and trips to Okinawa need to be planned carefully. In order to start the day perfectly, you must avoid arriving on Thursdays or Sunday because that is when OTonariya in Yomitan, not far from the pottery kilns, is closed. … Continue reading

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BLUE & WHITE HEALING

Nine big boxes of memories arrived at the house last week when I was a captive audience with a broken ankle. My husband Yuichi’s brother was tidying the family closets and came up with round three! of finding places for … Continue reading

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SURPRISE AND WHIMSY

Somehow surprises never stop in Japan. Or is it just in my life?
 Sights that surprise. Things never seen before. They keep you on your toes. If you close your eyes, you might miss something!
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THE YEAR OF THE RED FIRE MONKEY

The new Blue & White calendar for 2016 has finally come out – or is it in? Next year is the year of the Red Fire Monkey. Smart, clever, lively, quick witted. Honest, enthusiastic, self-assured, innovative, and social. But also … Continue reading

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THE ANIMA OF STONES

May the reign of the Emperor continue for a thousand, nay 8,000 generations And for the eternity that it takes for small pebbles To grow into a great rock and be covered with moss. Japanese national anthem taken from 10th … Continue reading

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100 FUKU EXHIBIT

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BLUE TOHOKU

The sea is calmer now – but still not calm enough for the fishermen to take us out for a boat ride along the spectacular rocky coast of Goishi Kaigan on the Sanriku Coast of Iwate. Back to its normal … Continue reading

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