Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Last week, my wonderful neighbor in Hawaii, Donna, her sweet daughter Krislyn, and I went on a field trip to this gorgeous Japanese temple called Byodo In Temple. My neighbor watched how much I enjoyed all the Asian art and architecture. So this week she suggested we visit two Japanese paper stores. I was practically drooling with excitement. The first one was called Heiko and carried Washi paper, boxes and all kinds of packaging supplies. But the second one was a Calligrapher's heaven. I bought three beautiful brushes. Especially the one on the far left is a very small pointed lettering brush for Brush Script. Just gorgeous. It has been many years since I have seen brushes like this in Spokane. I also bought a pan of gold gouache pictured above. It was hard to choose from the many gorgeous things in this store. We are down to two weeks left in our stay in Hawaii for this year but I hope to visit this store again before I leave. This store was called Hakubundo for those living here. A not to be missed treat. Thank you so much, Donna, for all the introduction to local culture and experiences; for driving me everywhere, for all the fun times and spending time with me. My bff!