Very beautiful! L+F.
All the best! Kostia
Kind regards, Kostia
Or maybe this is a hotelroom?
You might like this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGBMLkV9Rm0
Wat a happy kitten! Is it living with you now? Most stray cats wants to be on the street, but this looks like a stayer.
Must be Akita dog!
Uhh・・・ looks like so, but I don't know the truth.
In Tokio there is a plaquette about the landing of the Dutch in Japan. The only ship of 5 that survived the trip was "de Liefde" (translated "Love"). The 5 ships that sailed from Rotterdam were: Het Geloof, De Hoop, De Liefde, de Trouw and De Blijde Boodschap (Believe, Hope, Love, Faithfulness and Gospel). For this voyage the ship was renamed, it was known earlier as "Erasmus" as an honour to Desiderius Erasmus, a well known dutch social critic. That's why the statue of Erasmus is in Tokio in the National Museum, the woodcrafted shipsornament being the sole survivor before it was wrecked at Usuki in an attempt to sail with the heavily deteriorated ship to Edo. On board was the pilot William Adams, known as "Anjin San" in the TV series "Shogun". As well as Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn, his name liveth on in "Yaeshu" Tokio. Captain was Jacob Quaeckernaeck, and with Melchior van Santvoort he was returned to Holland on a japanese ship with papers from Tokugawa Shôgun They didn't make it. Due to tensions suspicion from religious origin (the Portuguese tried to Katholise the daimyōs, therefore expelled from Dejima) the Dutch were moved from Hirado to Dejima. It was the beginning of a 200 year lasting trading post.