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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Z for ABC Wednesday




Zabuton is a flattish Japanese cushion used for comfort while kneeling or sitting.

It's best to have one ready before you crawl under the patio table on hands and knees to insert the umbrella pole into its stand. Concrete is not conducive to knee health. I'm planning to be better prepared next time.

Do you keep a zabuton handy for those times when you're on your knees or when you must sit for a bit on hard surfaces?





 A Watercolor





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22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

You always find the most unusual words!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

I do indeed need a zabuton these days!! Great word for the Z Day! Love the watercolor, so delicate and a delightful green! And congratulations on your book!! That's fantastic!! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Dishita said...

New word on my vocab. We do use similar cushions, in India we call them Takiya.

Kay L. Davies said...

I no longer crawl on anything if I can help it, but concrete particularly.
Congratulations on your novel, although I must admit to being puzzled about a book being available on iTunes.
Although considered an expert in some forms of computerized technology in the 70s, I am now becoming a technophobe, things change so fast.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Wanda said...

You know I love watercolor...so really enjoyed this last one.

Yes, I had to chuckle..I hate getting down to fix that umbrella!!! I will have to invest in a zabuton.

chubskulit said...

Interesting.

Zoning the ABC, please come and see.

Carver said...

What a great word. I could definitely use one of them. Kneeling on the old wood flooring on my deck isn't that great although perhaps not as hard on the knees as concrete.

VioletSky said...

thanks for the tip!I have a foam pad, but it not nearly as elegant as a (Japanese) cushion.

Shady Gardener said...

What a great word! A zabuton might be handy for quite a number of things, I think. :-)

Hildred and Charles said...

Zabuton's sound great, - do they come with springs to zip you up when the knees lose their spring?

Leslie: said...

I desperately need one of those! Must keep an eye out.

Leslie
abcw team

Reader Wil said...

A zabuton is a very important thing to have when working in the garden. Where can we buy them?

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

No, I don't have a zabuton but I'm thinking, "it rhymes with futon." You know I'm hoping to read one of your magical poems about the the --utons!

Lisa said...

I don't have a zabuton, but I sure love your watercolor! It's lovely, and so cool-looking on these hot days.

Isabel said...

great word. btw, congrats on your first novel

sandy said...

Yes, I do! i have one I use outdoors for kneelng.
These watercolors are outstanding!!

LibrarySnake said...

Very interesting :)

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Never hear of zabuton - so much fun to say! And a lovely watercolor too.

Paula Scott said...

Why, yes it is! I have some and I never thought of using it as an ABC post! Smart!

jabblog said...

I need a supply of zabutons, I think. I love your water colour and congratulations on your novel:-)

Berowne said...

Coincidence. I've just watched a modern Japanese movie and the zabuton played an important part.

annell said...

I wish I had one!