Hope everyone is enjoying your weekend. The weather here is fantastic-I wish it would stay like this year round. :)
Today I am sharing some Japan photos with you. I am taking you to the Moss Museum. OK, that may not sound exciting, and I thought that way at first, but it ended up being a fascinating little place. The Moss Museum in Nichinan is a world famous place for scientists who study moss and their relatives call Bryophytes, as well as some other plants too.
I really enjoyed this pods. I even carved a couple of rubber stamps they inspired me so much-but that is for another post another day.
But as much as the science was cool, there was a really fascinating piece of art here.
This is a one of a kind art book that shows the evolution of life on the planet. It was made by an artist but I am afraid I don't know the artist's name. All those boxes on the right are individual chapters in the book.
Why so many blank pages you wonder? That is because we do not know the full story yet.
This cool one of a kind book was for sale for $7000. We were lucky she even brought it out for us to see. I probably would have bought it but $7000 is not in my budget.
BUT, what was really exciting for me was that the artist made extra copies of the art prints and put them into albums which you could buy for a much much more affordable price.
And I bought one of these, as did my friend Deb who also went to Japan and is one of my biology teacher co-workers.
This is just a few photos from the book.
This is my kind of souvenir too-it's original, it's beautiful art, it's biology; it brings on a good memory, etc. etc.
Especially since I can tell the story even though I can't read the caption.:)
Hope you have a great rest of your weekend.