Shichigosan At Meiji Jingu

On a Sunday closest to November 15, considered the most auspicious day in the Japanese calender, families descend on Shinto shrines across Japan, to celebrate a rite of passage called Shichi-go-san. The name literally translates to ‘Seven-Five-Three’, indicating a medieval tradition among aristocratic/Samurai families that stipulated that boys and girl stopped getting their hair shaved when they turned three, that boys aged five…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Joy

A proud new father at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo……  and closer to home, two very happy boys 🙂 Hope your weekend is just as joyous! Related articles: Weekly Photo Challenge – Joy

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The World Through My Eyes?

Considering my blog is about the world through my eyes, this week’s challenge should have been a cakewalk. But it wasn’t strangely. I found it hard zeroing in on a single image that as per Cheri’s specs. ” ……shows a command of your frame. Lead our eyes somewhere. Make us focus on something“. So I stopped…

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Tattered Treasures!

When I got married, my culinary skills were limited to brewing tea and coffee – and not very well at that. It helped that I went into a plantation house with an army of household help or R and I would have starved for sure 🙂 My mother worried endlessly, not so much for R’s…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Love

“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved” ~ George Eliot We were fortunate to visit Hachimangu shrine on the day of Schichi-Go-San!  Schichi-Go-San stands for 7-5-3 and is a ceremony, in which seven and three year old girls, and five year old boys, celebrate a rite of passage. It…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Thankful

“I am thankful for serendipitous times in my life, where things could have gone the other way.” ~ Rick Springfield And for the support and encouragement of all you great people 🙂 You can check out what other’s are grateful for here

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‘C’ Is For Centum!

“One’s too many,  and a hundred’s not enough”  ~Billy wilder I have told you about the purple sofa in my living room (and if you followed the comments you will have learnt of the purple wall in my kitchen). I have shown you what hangs on my walls. You know I am a designer and…

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The Winds Of Change……

Some rather far fetched myths are ascribed to the reason why South Kanara – the province that Mangalore is a part of – adopted the matriarchal system of inheritance as early as 10 AD. (You can read a rather sketchy and badly written version here.) This was a very progressive law for the time and continues to this day,…

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