Japan

Japan was one of my favorite places I’ve visited. I would go back in a heartbeat! Here is a collection of Japanese inspiration to feast your eyes upon.

 

Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan Greeting Card
Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 Temple of the Golden Pavilion), also known as Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺 Deer Garden Temple), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is one of 17 World Cultural Heritage sites in Kyoto. It is also one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.

 

Kasuga Grand Shrine (春日大社 Kasuga-taisha) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri takes its name from Kasuga Shrine’s honden (sanctuary). Kasuga Shrine, and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest near it, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”. The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through Deer Park (where tame deer roam free). More than a thousand stone lanterns line the way.

 

This beautiful silk Obi design on a kimono is the essence of Japan.

 

 Peacock on a Japanese Silk Obi Sash Classic White Coffee Mug

 


 
Two Peacocks on Silk Obi Fabric Greeting Card
by catherinesherman Browse more Obi Cards

Peacock on a Japanese Silk Obi Sash   Classic White Coffee Mug Find more Obi Mugs at Zazzle catherinesherman

When I think of kimonos I imagine gorgeous, elegant Geishas.

Geisha Happy Birthday Card
Geisha Happy Birthday Card by catherinesherman
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When I think of Geishas I most definitely think of Sake!
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