Posts from ‘June, 2008’

Dragonflies

I’ve noticed that dragonflies, most frequently called 蜻蛉 tonbo in Japanese, are quite prominent in Japanese art. Dragonflies are often found as prints on fabrics used for kimono, yuukata and other traditional Japanese clothing and are often mentioned in haiku poems. In fact, Keiji has a jinbei with tonbo on it. There is a popular […]