Setsubunsō means Christmas rose, is the flower painted on this natsume. The natsume is the jar for the matcha, the powdered green tea, for the chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony. Of course this nice can, is used only in the Christmas period. Photo taken with Nikon Micro 105 mm. at full aperture, f 3.3.

Little details hidden under the lead: fuku, means fortune, a nice greeting for the festive season. As usual in Japanese culture, precious things are hidden, not shown off, are keept in the shadow.


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