The humid weather has returned to Japan and into our garden as well after the typhoon 11.This is the raccoon ornament standing for more than 50 years in my mother-in-law’s garden. Ceramic raccoon is placed in some old Japanese home gardens wishing a family happiness. You can also see raccoon ornaments at entrances of food restaurants wishing a good business. But,I did not like this raccoon and was not satisfied with this. I have to admit that I ignored this raccoon for a long time. I thought that I would never take photos of him. Time is passing and my m-i-l is aging. I am beginning to take care of her garden these days,noticing that this raccoon has a sweet smile on his face.
I took a photo of this poor raccoon after the typhoon went away......
This is the the oldest Zen temple in Japan " Kenninji" where I visited last month.
a visitor doing Zen (meditation)
inner garden of Kenninji Temple
Thank you for your visit.
I have a summer break from next week. I won’t post for the time being.
But I look forward to visiting you, when I can sit my PC from time to time.
Have a happy summer.
See you in autumn. Tomoko