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Busy days

April 30, 2016

yesterday we left the farmhouse at 8am and returned at 11 pm

a very long day in Tokyo 

which included a 1 1/2 hour drive each way, the Edo Museum and the Boro Museum

a busy train journey across the city to shop at the trendy store – Kapital

dinner and home – sorry, no pictures as I didn’t take the iPad

early morning, first in the shower

I’ve been waking up at 5 am, must be the country air

the peony is blooming

the kaeru are noisy

my first hanten, hand stitch with a half lining 

finished and washed in three days 

 I was the last in the lineup for lining and got special pieces out of Bryan’s treasure box

a geisha, bunnies and in the centre a piece of Bryan’s handwoven silk 

sensei getting us organized and Truus in the kitchen making tea

more equipment,stored in every spare corner

the big heavy beams of the old farmhouse are magnificent

maru dai for weaving kumihimo

ito maki thread spools

it is 11:48, time to get my beauty sleep

another long day tomorrow

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Judi Bushby permalink
    April 30, 2016 8:20 pm

    Oops. Get plenty of rest is what I meant to say.


  2. myrajdunn permalink
    April 30, 2016 7:35 pm

    Brings back great memories!


  3. Judi bushby permalink
    April 30, 2016 7:09 pm

    So much to look forward too. Your hanten looks fabulous with that very special lining. Will definitely make sure I gety test before I get there.


  4. April 30, 2016 2:25 pm

    Amazing Jean!


  5. vdbolyard permalink
    April 30, 2016 10:02 am

    sending good wishes for enough rest! this adventure is wonderful!


  6. April 30, 2016 9:13 am

    I am enjoying seeing your pictures, the lining of your hanten is very special. I needed a lie down after reading about your day, I don’t think I would have survived, you are certainly getting your money’s worth you could say!! Your hanten is great. Are kaeru frogs?


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