Monday, January 4, 2010

One angel left

I went to pick up the left over Christmas angels and earrings at Stifel and Capra in Falls Church, Virginia. The good news is there was only one angel ornament left (it will be going to a new home on Sunday) and 3 pairs of earrings. So the angels were a hit again this year.

While I was visiting with Theresa she showed me these very cool wooden blocks - I got first pick and decided that 12 would be a good number to start with. They look like they may be some kind of game pieces.

I looked up the names on the blocks and this is what I found out.   They are Japanese and here are the meanings:
OKAME - female 1/2 of a traditional Japanese theater mask
TAI - red good luck fish
NEKO - good luck cat
TSURU - crane
KEITO - flower
MASU - square wooden box used to measure rice
TONBO - dragonfly
USAGI - rabbit
HATO - couldn't find this must be a bird of sorts
NINGYO - mermaid, fish-like creature from Japanese folklore

1 comment:

Chaska said...

Oh, I am jealous!!!! I want some of those pieces!!!! Can't wait to see how you use them!