Monday, 7 January 2013

Nanakusa no sekku

Today, the 7th of January, in Japan is nanakusa no sekku, the traditional day of the seven herbs, in this day is ancient custom to eat a rice porridge like with seven herbs, as purification for the new year, afther the festivity bust. Is also traditional to give a baket composition with the seven herbs as present as good luck and healt for the new year. I took the photo on the house balcony covered with snow in sunlight and shadow of the balaustrade that give a nice stripy shadows, I used the 105 mm. micro Nikkor lens fully open.