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.
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”.
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/