My Mother’s Day

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”- Unknown

I had my Mother’s Day celebration yesterday in a Japanese restaurant named Gogyo, on the corner of Brunswick and Westgarth streets in Fitzroy. It has an exterior mural and the images are based on the idea of their restaurant name ‘GOGYO’ which means five elements in Buddhism term – wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

The mural spans the whole side wall, including its doors and windows. It shows a modern interpretation of wuxing (the five Chinese elements) by celebrated Sydney-based artist Kentaro Yoshida.

Noren is a traditional Japanese curtain or Japanese fabric divider used for dividing between rooms and hanging on walls, in doorways, or in windows. It also shows here the five elements as in the mural – wood, fire, earth, metal and water

Another Mother’s Day done and dusted! And one happy mumma here!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. ourcrossings says:

    That’s a beautiful mural, Teresa, and I am glad to hear you had a lovely Mother’s Day, guys. In Ireland, Mother’s Day was celebrated at the end of March, but we as Latvian usually mark the occasion in May. This way, I always end up with two Mother’s day celebrations 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Teresa says:

      Well, that’s great…having two Mother’s Day plus a birthday….that is perfect to be spoiled.

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      1. ourcrossings says:

        It really is, I can’t complain 🥰

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  2. Alison says:

    Looks like a lovely day Teresa and love that mural. We went to the zoo!

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    1. Teresa says:

      That would be fun too! Glad it didn’t rain very hard!

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      1. Alison says:

        No we were so lucky with the weather

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  3. Toonsarah says:

    That’s an impressive mural! Glad you enjoyed your Mother’s Day treat. Here in the UK it’s celebrated in March, not May (halfway through Lent) so it’s been slightly strange seeing all the Mother’s Day posts from around the world!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Ah yes, my son greeted me that time as well. But my gift came just now haha. Only one gift.

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  4. Happy Mother’s Day and cool mural

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Alice 👍🏼💕

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  5. Ludwig says:

    Glad that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your time and photos of this lovely place!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Always a pleasure to share my experiences, Ludwig!

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