Struck by "Lightning"!

If you happened to be in K-Town this weekend then I hope you bought a lottery ticket 'cuz you (and me and everybody else) were officially In Luck.
The perfect weather (wonderfully warm but not at all hot, bursting brilliant sunshine without the sweltering scorch) definitely arrived in time for Mom's Day and Team Kyoto had a date to catch the cool breezes off the Kamogawa with a group of Mommy revelers but We first made a quick swing by Heian Jingu to catch an Ikebana (traditional Japanese Flower Arrangement) Exhibition by a friend of ours (Thanks Sueko-san and Ryo-kun!) on display there.

It was the final day of the show by about 12 local Artists so We were grateful to get in under the wire and sorry to all the Ikebana Lovers out there for the late notice but we did at least manage to snap a few pics of the goods.
Great happy crowds were drinking in the voluptuous displays of floral beauty, however, and I was very pleased to see that everyone seemed very pleased.

Sueko-san's work was titled "Lightning" and it was a real jolt, easily distinguishable even amid the many lovely pieces surrounding and enhancing it.


We lingered longer than perhaps we should've as we basked in the warm glow and inviting allure of the work but I guess that's the Ikebana Effect-
A seemingly simple yet beguilingly subtle study of the Natural/Planned Perfection/Imperfection Human desire, an experience central to so many and the love and appreciation of these attractive opposites as painstakingly practiced then graciously, openly offered by these Artisans of one of J-Lands oldest Traditions.


Sometimes it's a good thing to get hit by Lightning.

posted by Billy at 13:02 | Kyoto (Japan)