In one of my earliest blogs, I mentioned how quilters look to their gardens for inspiration. Well, the wonderful, ancient gardens of
inspirational to me. While in Yokohama, I was
able to visit . It is interesting
that the garden was created by Sankei Hara who built his fortune through the
silk trade. The garden is now over a hundred years old and contains many
ancient structures that have been moved there over time. One of the oldest is
the three-story Pagoda which was moved there from Sankeien
Garden Kyoto. It dates back to 1457.
My friend Pat and I
As we wandered through the garden, we came across a model in full kimono attire posing for calendar pictures and a wedding party in which the bride wore a wedding kimono.
Each season is highlighted in some way in every garden. For autumn,
features the wild chrysanthemum
and had a special display of show winning chrysanthemums. I didn’t know that
there were such intriguing varieties of this flower. Sankeien Garden
After seeing this display, I saved this beautiful quilt from the Yokohama International Quilt Show to show here as I am pretty sure that it was inspired by the chrysanthemum.
SINCERITY by Mayumi Yonenaga