signature seal (hanko) impression for KURI-SU CHRIS'S JAPAN PAGE title bar amulet for a sarudoshi (one born in a Monkey year), from Tadou Taisha shrine, Mie Prefecture

 

Season's Greetings!

   a card for CHRISTMAS
Nativity scene painted by Kouseki Kimiko for the Vatican City Christmas postage stamp issue of 1964 A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASON!
 
KURISUMASU OMEDETOU!

 
AUDIO: poinsettia blossom(MP3)
Christmas 1945, at Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki.
(See Acknowledgements.)
Views: then (1, 2, 3)
and now (1, 2, 3).
This Nativity scene was painted for Vatican City's Christmas postage stamp issue of 1964.
The artist's name is Ko(u)seki Kimiko.
 
For Japanese lyrics of traditional Christmas carols (in kanji/kana and in transcription), see the fine collection of MIDI music
at
John Kohji Suguiyama's site.
 
Complete Silent Night heard on Radio Japan:

Kiyoshi kono yoru (MP3)

(Japanese text of this version)
  
  and a nengajou (kanji: nengajou) for the New Year
1950s card-size print: Yasaka Pagoda, Gion district, Kyoto, at New YearApril, 1997 view of Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto The small (8.5 x 13 cm) print (far left) was made in the 1950s. It shows a street of Gion district, Kyoto, under winter snow. The view is toward Yasaka Pagoda, with traditional New Year motifs: pine decorations (kadomatsu) by the gate, girls in kimono playing badminton with batttledore (hagoita) and shuttlecock (hane), boys flying kites. Plus a snowman (yukidaruma). Compare a present-day view farther to the south (near left).
'Greetings upon the New Year: Heisei Year 30'  by Kurisu fragment of Urakami Cathedral Welcome the Year of the Dog in 2018! A pair of faithful dogs continue to keep watch on an entryway at the original Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki. This fragment of the church is displayed in Peace Park, not too far from the present-day Immaculate Conception Cathedral (which is shown in the "Views" links above). Click on the image to view both dogs.

 


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