Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Japan came to me through the post ..

All thanks to
lovely Gaynor.

Such a wonderful surprise as I didn't even know
she had my address ...
Gaynor of
went to Japan with her husband to visit
 their son who is working out there ..
and by her posts and photographs
they had a wonderful interesting time.
Please read her blog to find out more.. you will enjoy.

When I found this on my door mat I was surprised as I wondered who it was from ..
Did I know anyone going to Japan who had my address? Turns out I did !!

A beautiful envelope , we need more like this..

Inside was a lovely handwritten card .. not just any card though ..!!
This postcard is made from Senbazuru, a string of a thousand paper cranes, which is folded with a prayer of peace. A part of the proceeds collected will be donated to Peace Promotion Division in Hiroshima City.
There is so much to tell about Senbazuru, cannot possibly tell you all , so here is a LINK

also inside were two fabulous watercolour cards ..

Sakura or as we know it Cherry Blossom. I know that quite a few of us
have been posting photos of blossom seen in your towns and villages..

and here we have

Sakurajima - The active volcano.

The volcano is about 10 miles from her son (she says no danger) as sea is between them.

Sakurajima . "Cherry Island") is an active composite volcano (stratovolcano)
 and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan.[1] The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula.[2]

 I have included lots of links to this post as it is all so interesting.
Hope you hop over to Gaynor's blog and have look and maybe leave a comment.

Happy Reading ..

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  1. Lovely postcards! You're so lucky!! I've requested few people to send me sakura postcard but didn't get any.

  2. It is beatiful, they never gave up their traditional art!

  3. Something so different,it is beautiful. Keep well Diane

  4. Hi Anne,
    So glad that you enjoyed the cards. You are very welcome. Thanks for the research!
    Thanks also for the card of Oxford and the magnet. So kind and thoughtful. I expect to be visiting a lot next year so I'll take you up on the invitation to meet for a coffee. Best wishes, gaynor x

  5. oh, how lovely! The envelope is as beautiful as the contents!

  6. The watercolor cards are so lovely. I would frame them! What good friends you have from all around the world.

  7. What a great post. Japan and the cherry blossoms. I am sure they are gorgeous.

  8. Those envelopes are just gorgeous.


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