Saturday, August 20, 2011


Wind Chimes
JP-173758 from Masa in Tokyo. These are fuurin, Japanese wind chimes, which are hung under the eaves of Japanese houses for summer. Summer weather has *finally* arrived here and today is another perfect Seattle day. I went out for a walk earlier but unfortunately my knee is injured and I can't exercise much. :(

Anyway, the fuurin at JR Mizusawa Station in Iwate Prefecture are listed as one of the "100 soundscapes of Japan," which were selected to represent pleasing natural and cultural sounds in order to promote "rediscovery of the sounds of everyday life" and combat noise pollution. Is it just me, or is that kinda, well, Japanese?

This is from a 2011 souvenir sheet on Peter Rabbit. This one shows Peter meeting Mr. MacGregor.

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