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Log bed Sakura (cherry) #1: Hanami season, peeling

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Blog entry by Junji posted 04-03-2009 03:32 AM 969 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In this time of the year, everybody goes to “Hanami” (meaning watching flower), but it usually has to be cherry blossom, not other flower in Japan. Actually it’s very nice season for a picnic or outside party after the long winter.

Here is some image of Hamami.
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The best time to see the flower itself ends only for a week the longest, and it just started in Kobe now.

But for me, I am not seeing flowers, but the skin of the cherry tree this year… I just started a new project, “log bed for my daughter”.

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I just got these logs from a friend of mine, she said it cut down about 6 month ago.
So it’s not dry yet at all. Actually it’s really green. I know I should wait until they get dried, but…

I need to make this bed by her birthday, and it’s next month. Well, I decided to start it anyway, and I will see what happens after it’s done. I hope the slit cut I made would help a bit.

This is my first project using logs, so I am not sure how this goes, but I already enjoying it only for peeling off the skin!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/



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Junji

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#1 posted 04-03-2009 04:03 AM

socalwood,
Oh that’s what I thought. If it really fail, then that means I will get smarter. I have to try and see it myself anyway.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#2 posted 04-03-2009 04:03 AM

I watched a superbike race once from sugo when the blossoms were blowing over the track like snow, must have played hell with the air intakes on the bikes! Should be a neat bed when you,re done.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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Junji

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#3 posted 04-03-2009 04:19 AM

We call it “Sakura-fubuki”, cherry blizzard, yes it’s very beautiful, but not for racers…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Chris

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#4 posted 04-03-2009 04:30 AM

Thank you for the Hanami pictures… I look forward to the finished bed.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 04-03-2009 03:03 PM

きれい~~~!でも今年は早いですね。

I wish I was there. I’ve got to fly back to Europe for undergoing some minor surgery and I’m going to miss it completely this year. Just an hour ago my wife sent me a night picture of the sakura over the canal from his cellphone. She went to see the 都をどり in Pontocho.

I’m homesick now.

じゅんじ~さん build this bed and not only show it to us but keep us up to date about how it evolves once done, onegaishimasu. I think that given the high humidity in Kansai all year long you’ll be fine.

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Junji

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#6 posted 04-03-2009 05:30 PM

Chris,
Yes, but my daughter is the one who is looking forward to the fnished bed the most, she keeps asking me everyday.

Jojo,
Oh you missed it, too bad. But actually it will be 満開, full this weekend, I think.

OK, about the up dates after it’s done. Yes, the high humidity will dry the log little by little, and I also want to see how it goes if I use green logs.
So when are you coming back???

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#7 posted 04-03-2009 06:59 PM

Your daughter is a lucky girl.

Unfortunately it’ll be over by the time I come back, I must stay here just after the Golden Week, I have some rehabi to do.

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#8 posted 04-05-2009 11:48 AM

3fingerpat,
Hey you are here! I am so glad you came here for a good season, and not the N. Korea missile didn’t hit us!!!
Hope you enjoy the stay, east good food, drink nice Sake. And if you ever come to Kobe, please let me know.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#9 posted 04-05-2009 02:10 PM

Argh! Rub it in 3fingerpat... I’m homesick and I want my raamen back! :o(

Seriously, enjoy your time there, it’s not hard to do.

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