Saturday, March 28, 2009

My favorite hat

My good friend Kotomi made this hat for me before I left Japan. I love it. I wore it almost every cold day this year. I was thinking of putting it away today, but I think I may need it one more time before warm weather sets in for good.

Kotomi's father also made something for me.

He harvested wood from the forest near his home, then carved it into chopstick holders. My favorite part about them is that he wrote the kind of tree the wood came from on each holder.

I know that the one on the left front says sakura, which is the famous Japanese cherry blossom tree that is at the end of its bloom in Knoxville now. I can't remember what the others are, but maybe Kotomi will comment and tell us...


andrealynn said...

That hat is adorable! Kotomi did such a wonderful job.

Andrea Lynn@swap-bot

Bella said...

What a pretty hat. Have a great day!

Swapbot SewSouthern (Karen)

Kotomi said...

Hi it's Kotomi.I am so happy to hear that you like the hat(^0^)!!!
I will bring a new hat for you when I travel to Knoxville.
The middle chopstick holder is called "Kiri"(paulwunia) which is used for a wordrobe.
The right one is "Keyaki"(zelkova) which is Miyagi prefecture's tree.
Have a great weekend!!!

nifwlseirff said...

I love the chopstick holders and the hat! Japan is such a wonderful place, I can't wait to go back there!

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