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kyonoki - 京のキー Buddha and his wonderful realm of Christmas beasts

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京のキー Buddha and his wonderful realm of Christmas beasts

Buddha and his wonderful realm of Christmas beasts

We received our first Christmas present today from Mi-chan, who has created some amazing creatures* from The Cute Book that we gave her as a birthday present when we visited Japan. Waiting for baby to be born, she has put her talents in sewing to brilliant use and finished off our spectacular Christmas tree. In attempting to better last year's theme of Japanese amulets (whilst realising the luckiest tree in the world at the same time), we have decided to create a mixture of Buddhist/Christian decorations. And for any who might scratch their heads at Buddha (brought all the way from Nara) sitting on top of the tree, perhaps it should be a good idea to remember that Christmas is a celebration of peace, hope and giving...something especially espoused by Buddha.

Thank you Mi-chan.


*A bear, rabbit, lizard, fish, kappa (A Japanese water sprite, fond of cucumbers and known to lure children to their deaths. At the same time they are exceptionally polite and thus their one weakness, for if you bow to them they will return the gesture and in doing so spill the water that sits in the indentation on top of their tonsured head, rendering their bodies helpless), and worryingly a kidnapper.
  
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