Hello there my friends, and look what we have here! A new “Tasha Tuesday” to enjoy! Tasha Tudor has been such an inspiration to me ever since I stumbled upon The Private World of Tasha Tudor in a discount bin at Borders. The cover had been ripped, and the book was discounted. I picked it up, and fell in love. Like most great loves in my life it was hard and fast. And she continues to inspire me with her beautiful art, amazing talents and unique vision of following (as Thoreau says) “the direction of her dreams.”
A few weeks ago I discovered that a centennial celebration of Tasha’s life (she would have been 100 this coming August) was going on at the Tasha Tudor Mini Museum in Japan and was inspired to look for a book about Tasha in Japanese.
Because yes! The Japanese love Tasha Tudor. Her old fashioned life, the beauty she created with her home, garden and illustration, her unique vision of a life lived on her own terms— these values don’t just speak to Americans, but to others around the world.
The Japanese have such an appreciation for beauty and arm and well lived life, that they are also drawn to Tasha. And since I love the natural Japanese aesthetic and Tasha Tudor, well, the combination was too much to pass up! And so when I saw this book on Amazon, I had to buy it and see for myself how Tasha translates in Japanese.
And though I can’t read the text, the lovely photos, the simple and beautiful layout and the thoughtfully arranged art and words I am very happy with this new addition to my Tasha library, and thought you might enjoy a little glimpse as well!
The book was lovingly put together by Hayao Isuhara who, along with Masako Meshino, opened up the Tasha Tudor Mini Museum in Yamanashi, Japan. If you’d like to find out more about the mini museum, you can visit their website, here. The Tasha Tudor and Family Facebook page also shared several photos of the opening of the centennial celebration if you’d like to see the photos and texts in English. The photos in the book are by Richard Brown. There are also some illustrations of Tasha’s that I dont recall seeing before.
Thanks for joining me for Tasha Tuesday, friends!~