Jan 14, 2008

Engimono 2

Pine tree, Bamboo & Plum in the sake bottle

Sake (Omiki):
Sake is one of the most famous offerings for the gods in Shintoism.

Kelp (Konbu): Konbu is a similar word with “Yorokobu”. It is joy in English.

Pine tree (Matsu):
Pine tree is green in winter. It never loses its green and is a symbol of perpetual youth and longevity.

Bamboo (Take): Bamboo is fast and strong growing. It is a symbol of vitality and glory.

Plum (Ume): It is the first tree to blossom in the year. Ume marks coming spring season by blooming.

Mount Fuji:
The highest mountain in Japan.


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