Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Bay



My wife and daughter had a Tokyo waterfront area tour called "Tokyo Duck Tour" the other day.

They took a ride on an amphibious bus going around Tokyo bay area.

It seemed enjoyable, didn't it?






Sunday, July 15, 2018

I Take Pictures at Museums in Tochigi City and Ashikaga City



Even heavy rainfall hit in western Japan last week, it is very hot in my city these days.

According to the TV news, more than two hundred people passed away due to the pouring rain for just last two weeks.

I sincerey prey for the victims of the disaster.

I uploaded pictures taken in museums in my prefecture for the last several weeks







Sunday, July 8, 2018

I Visit Flower Gardens and Museums



We have still rainy days recently in my city, even meteorological institute declared the end of rainy season.

My wife and I went to two famous flower gardens and several museums spending two separate days.

I enjoyed seeing both beautifully bloomed flowers and art exhibits.







Sunday, July 1, 2018

Visiting to a Botanical Garden in a Rainy Season


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Rainy season has been over in my town, Utsunomiya city.

I went to a botanical garden in southern part of our prefecture with my wife at the last moment of our rainy season.

Emerald creeper were full in bloom at that time.







Sunday, June 24, 2018

Utsunomiya Animation Festival 2018


This year's animation festival was held  just next to my condominium the other day.

Many young girls and boys wore animation character costume.

They were called cosplayer in Japanese; that is the word of combination of 'costume' and 'player.'

I took some snap shots and short videos on my way back home from a tennis court.






Saturday, June 16, 2018

Roses and Cactuses





   Japan is now in the middle of the rainy season. We have three or four rainy days in a week these days.

I went to a botanical garden with my wife on Sunday last week.

I took pictures of roses in the rain and huge cactuses in the glasshouse.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Roses in Hitachi Seaside Park




There was a variety types of roses in the park.

Of course, red roses are the most famous, I know, but you can see yellow flowers and pink flowers.

You can even see mixture of yellow and pink, mixture of red and white colored petals at the garden.

Sunlight was not so strong that I was able to take unexpected soft color pictures.







Saturday, June 2, 2018

Field of Flowers in Hitachi Seaside Park



Poppies, marigolds, lavenders and cornflowers are the names of the flowers on today's blog.

Those are some of examples of flowers blooming in the park.

They say that they change flowers in every field after blooming finished to keep flowers blooming for visitors all the year around.




Saturday, May 26, 2018

Traditional Japanese Houses at Hitachi Seaside Park



They kept old traditional Japanese houses neat and clean, and made them open for the park visitors.

The houses were surrounded by beautiful field mustard and astragalus flowers.

I do not know the name of a bamboo-made decoration of the last picture and also have no idea of the purpose.

Does anybody know it?





The object was hoisted on the top of a bamboo pole beside an old Japanese house at the park