10.10.2009

corner view / souvenir






So sorry for the late post...
I had very busy week but I am glad it's over!
I still have to work over the weekend but I feel more relaxed.

This week's corner view is "souvenir".
When every time I go back to my hometown, I go to the shrine and buy some beautiful omamori (lucky charm/amulets) and I give them to my friends as souvenir....

Please check out other corner views!

Have a great weekend everyone! oxox



40 comments:

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

It's cute ! I'ld like to have one ! If one day I go to Japan, I'll buy one !!! Have a cool week-end !

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Pretty, delicate photos.. always so nice and calm over here.

Veroka said...

So pretty! nice fabrics!
:)
Great weekend!

la ninja said...

indeed, I agree with kickcan & conkers up there. always calm and delicately beautiful 'ere.
thx natsumi.

Dorte said...

Very pretty souvenirs :-)

janis said...

Beautiful Japanese ritual, lucky friends...
Glad you're back and have some fun away from work this weekend (if possible :)
xo, j.

joanne said...

i got two omamori from the last time i was in japan, now eight years ago! i still keep them in my pocket :) hope you have a nice and more relaxing weekend!!

Claire said...

I love japanese tradition... This omamori are so cute!
Have a good rest Natsumi...

C.T. said...

Ooh how so cute and the fabric is lovely as well. I hope you can relax soon!

Ritva said...

i admire the aesthetic of your culture.
any souvenir from Japan would do for me, i think.
yours are perfect!

hugs!

Jennifer said...

I agree with Ritva. I'm pretty much obsessed with anything from Japan.

These are beautiful charms.

Hey! I'm coming to NYC in November...I sent you an email via FB!

xo

jane said...

oh these are beautiful... thanks natsumi.

Karolina said...

This is a wonderful habit! Remembering about your friends and giving them something that has a little more to it than they suppose.. These are beautiful :)

hope you had a great time in Japan
bv

jgy said...

キレイなお守り。
Beautiful souvenir,
and they feel like they are from
your heart

urbaNiche said...

these are beautiuful ...thanks fir sharing and sopping by...

Francesca said...

Lovely fabrics, couldn't understand much about the shrine site, but a souvenir from a shrine sounds really special.

Kaylovesvintage said...

they are wonderful

notebookdoodles said...

amulets are so meaningful :p hope you relaxed over the weekend. and not worked so much!

brain°°collages said...

I like the shrine place, I don't understand but i like the pictures and the spirit.
You've got a beautiful corner souvenir, I must do mine
have a good day!

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Cabrizette said...

It must be great to be your friend !!!! It's such nice gifts ; ) Beautiful...Have a nice week !

Cate said...

wow, natsumi! lucky charms? do you wear them? or just hold them close? very intriguing...

Yoli said...

How lovely, exquisite.

at swim-two-birds said...

these souvenirs are so sweet :-)
thank you Natsumi for your nice words.X

Jeannette said...

Wish I could read what was underneath the stunning pictures of the shrine. What a place of beauty! You must feel lucky to see it once in a while.

mieke willems said...

perfect souvenir! waw!

Kari said...

their very pretty.
Can you only get these at a shrine?
Happy week.

ibb said...

So beautiful and delicate souveniers. Giving good luck to friends!

l i s e said...

these are very lovely...
hope you had a great week end

christel said...

It's really pretty and delicate. Some lucky charms offered to friends ... such a nice idea. Beautiful fabrics, is it what it's called "chirimen fabrics"?
Have a nice day!

Priscila said...

I just found your blog and its so fun! I will be back lots to see everything you post about!
xoxo
Priscila
littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com

Daan said...

Lovely!

gracia said...

Joining the chorus of love for your Japanese souvenir. I like that you buy them to give to those you hold dear.

babalisme said...

I remember having a "good luck on your test" omamori from my dad, I was still in high school and facing a real scary the end of the term test. Apparently they have different meaning!

T said...

beautiful

m a r i e l a said...

there're beautiful souvenir!
good luck!

isabelle said...

your friends are lucky, these are beautiful souvenirs ...

akiko-björk said...

お守りってかわいいものだねえ!
特に下の白地のものはきれいな色合い。

Old Cow said...

I have a friend who once had a job making these.......I wish she didnt tell me! It killed the romance of it all. :(

flor-de-vento said...

love it!

Teacher said...

I am excited to visit Japan and perhaps grab one of these cute souvenirs!