Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stone Ornaments

Our garden stone ornaments are very old.
Most of them are older than the United States!
They are hand carved and used to be at samurai houses and castles.
I know they are not cheap for a piece of stone, but a wonderful history comes with them.
It is so much fun to picture people in a kimono washing their hands out of these water basins.
It is so pretty when all those lanterns are lit with candles inside!
It is true, historical objects do tell a story.

Photography by Emet Martinez