Today is Aquarius new moon. Write down 10 wishes on the paper or note. Handwriting is key.
This is folding keyboard, the maker is Ryudo. I was interested, but hadn't had long years. Because I have laptop. But we don't bring computers daily, do we? So I started to think, if I had that, I might write more often... Before buying it, I investigated which keyboard was the best as there were so many kinds. First of all, It has to be light, otherwise, it will stay at home. And thought of the place where I mostly would use... it would be on a train, not a cafe as I commute long hours every day. So it has to be small and quiet. I don't want to bother others. If I use a keyboard on my bag when I seat, my iPhone needs to place to stand, Ryudo is compact, ideal typing and has a stand. It's not very strong but enough to hold my iPhone 7 plus. One thing I cared was that Ryudo was battery powered not chargeable. So I looked over all other keyboard, but still Ryudo seemed desirable. It was good buy.
Take a Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano, and rent a car to drive to Togakushi Shrine which is about 45 minutes by car from Nagano Station.
If you want to drive from Tokyo, it takes about 2 to 3 hours additional.
It's not much distance if I use Shinkansen and Nagano is country so it would be easy drive, I thought, but I broke into into a cold sweat because there were many hairpin curves. It was all right after all. I thought I should more drive often. There are so many nice places in the suburbs, and my driving skill never gets better if I don't use it. Well, it is all experience.
Gate of Hou-Kou-Sha
The entire mountain is filled with powerful energy. It is a place of mythology of opening the rock(Amano-Iwato-legend) in the ancient Japan. When Amaterasu, the sun goddess, hided in the rock cave upsetting with her brother Susanoo's bad behaviors, some gods and goddesses worked together to open the rock.
Hou-Kou-Sha Togakushi, means 'hiding inside the door`, this shrine worships tho…
The 19th-centry English illustrator Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was one of the first artists to produce illustrations for full-color "toy books".
"The book is a structure," he emphasized the importance of designing book.
"This beautiful house is a structure of lines and colors," Crane often compared books to buildings.
He was particular about the design of entire page, and the illustration artist's arm was not one illustration, but the spread page itself as well as the book itself. Think of it as an architect who designed a house, considering the overall balance of the two-page spread by the power of design.
Crane was concerned with the formative beauty and decorative nature which the document originally had. That beautify the page, cooperation and harmonious collaboration of harmony in the perfection of the illustrator decorator what is was thought to produce a beautiful book.