Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pottery class & 11 Beautiful Japanese Words That Don't Exist In English

by aleks
ON JUNE 16, Thursday, 10–Noon we have a CLASS for the Garden volunteers and staff: Reid Ozaki, an instructor of pottery at Tacoma Community College and one of the most respected potters in the Pacific Northwest —Development of a Potter: Gardens, Bonsai, Ikebana, Chanoyu, and other influences.  Tateuchi Community Room at SJG.

SJG • 6/1/2016 - Plant I never noticed until Corinne pointed it out to me recently:
Kirengeshoma palmata, native to Eastern Asia, grows along the western fence
and only emerging now; will have nodding, waxy yellow flowers in summer

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And here a post by Marie Sugio from a website I bookmarked some time ago:

11 Beautiful Japanese Words That Don't Exist In English

いただきます Itadakimasu
"Itadakimasu" means “I will have this.” It is used before eating any food to express appreciation and respect for life, nature, the person who prepared the food, the person who served the food, and everything else that is related to eating.

おつかれさま Otsukaresama
"Otsukaresama" means “you’re tired.” It is used to let someone know that you recognize his/her hard work and that you are thankful for it.

木漏れ日 Komorebi
"Komorebi" refers to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees.

For more words and their beautiful illustrations + terrific Japanese onomatopoeia words (hiso, hiso =  secretly, discretely) go here....