Friday, February 20, 2009

ume (梅) or Japanese apricot

The history of cherry-blossm viewing,
one of the most important customs for Japanese,
dates back to the Nara Period (710~794) when nobility enjoyed
viewing Japanese apricot blossom.
During the Heian Period (794~1185) , cherry blossoms became more popular.

『NHK 英語でしゃべらナイトより』

Japanese White-eye (mejiro メジロ)

Mejiro acts in a cute way.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Seems like every year I break my New Year's resolutions.
Here's to good health and happiness during the New Year.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year's Eve

We eat toshikoshi soba (buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year's Eve).
We have to eat toshikoshi noodles before the New Year begins
hoping to live a long,frugal life like soba noodles.

kotoshi wa osewa ni narimashita.
rainen mo yoroshiku onegai shimasu. yoi otoshi wo!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Noh Gracia

Rokuro Umewaka

Noh Gracia is experimental direction.
The background music uses a musical accompaniment(traditional Japanese instruments)
and a pipe organ.
The stage does not use a traditional noh stage.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Noh Dojozi

Buddhist priests fight against the ghost of the woman

Friday, August 29, 2008


It rained heavily last night.
Thunder was rumbling.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Festival music (Japanese: お囃子 ohayashi) made me feed good.

They carried about a portable shrine(Japanese:神輿 mikoshi).
The person who carry a portable shrine wasn't enough in my native town.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Asahi Flame

Asahi Beer Hall with the "Asahi Flame" (1989), known locally as the "Golden Turd"(ウンコビル)
This art object is a design by Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Japanese doll

I disliked play doll in early childhood. 
I disliked play house.
When my friend talked to a doll, I wanted to laugh.
Because the doll cannot talk.
I liked muddy play.
Therefore I was a muddy girl.
I seemed to be a boy.

Oto and Usofuki (kyogen mask)


Oto mask is regarded as the archetype of okame mask


Usofuki mask is regarded as the archetype of hyotoko mask

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Metropolitan Expressway

Tokyo Tower

location/date : Tokyo /May 03 2008

I went out early Saturday morning.
I love quiet morning.
And so I dislike traffic jams and crowd.
Sometimes I get carsick.

I have driver's licence, But I don’t have to drive.
I ride a bicycle or get on a train.