Sunday, April 23, 2017

Museum and Lunch Drink, Beer and Wine

I went to the Tochigi Prefectural Museum to see paintings.
After seeing exhibition, I bought a book of Marc Chagall collections as a souvenir.
The exhibition held at that time had no relation to the souvenir book.
By coincidence, the museum was selling many clearance books for bargain prices.
On my way back home, I took a sip of beer and wine at a cozy bar near the museum.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Daughter Rina Graduates Her College

 Four years have flown away as if it were a blink of an eye.
Rina graduated her college last month and now is a graduate school student.

Congrats, Rina!

I takes another couple of years to finish graduate school. There must be a plenty of exciting moments at school, I believe.

I really envy that she seems to have an infinite of years ahead of her life.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I Go to a Cafe, JD Terrace


 About one year ago, a new cafe called 'JD Terrace' opened at the corner of 'Orion Street' in Utsunomiya city.

It operates as a bar or pub at night.

My wife and I went there for lunch the other day. The cafe has a spacious hall and spreads out to each sidewalk roads.

Only three customers except us were coming there at lunch time on a warm weekday.





Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vew of Mt. Fuji and the Moon


Mt. Fuji and the Moon


My home is located about 200 km away from Mt. Fuji.

If the sky is clear, I can see the mountain in the west direction from my balcony.

When my daughters came back home, they saw Mt. Fuji and the moon on a blue and orange painted sky canvas.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

I See Mt. Fuji through an Airplane Window

 When you book an airplane ticket from Yonago, located in the west of Japan, to Tokyo, I highly recommend you to book a left side window seat. You will catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji about ten minutes before landing.

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View of nearby Yonago Kitaro Airport while Taking Off

 My family members spent two nights together at my mam's house.
I added another wonderful memory and photos in my mind.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I Go to a Cafe in the Morning

Usually, we go to Cafe for lunch.
The cafe called Bistro Quatorze opens their shop from early morning to midnight.
They prepare light breakfast in the morning and serve strong whisky and tequila at night.
There were no other customers except us because we got there before 8 o'clock.
Sometimes, I can make good use of a day by going cafe in the morning.



Sunday, March 12, 2017

I Attend a Religious Ceremony in My Hometown

My mother, my brother and sister planed a ceremony of twelfth anniversary of my father's death.
We called it Jyuu-san-kaiki in Japanese or in the special term of Buddhisum.
My wife, two daughters and I went to my hometown about 1000 km west of my home, Matsue city.
We attended the ceremony, enjoyed delicious lunch and a reunion there.




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Air Trip to Shimane

I went back to my home town with my family by air the other day.
Traveling by airplane is always a great fun to me this season because snow capped mountains are so beautiful.
Changing outside scenery made me forget a lapse of time during 90 minutes flight from Tokyo to Yonago.



Monday, February 27, 2017

I Go to a Curry House, Colombia




My wife and I went to a restaurant specialized in South American curry dishes the other day.

The name of the restaurant was Colombia.
They served unfamiliar taste of curry food.

There are many Indian curry restaurants in our city but few cook Colombian curry.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

I Go Hiking Along Riverside Trails in Kinugawa Hot Spa Resort


Since two hour hiking course was well maintained, my wife and I enjoyed seeing beautiful waterfalls and good walking exercises; even some part of the trails were wet and slippery.





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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mountain Trail in the Rain




The mountain trail started just behind Jiganji-temple in Nikko.

My wife and I stepped in the path and walked just for one hundred meters in the rain.

The leaves of trees at both side of the path, beautifully shining green, seemed to become blazing red in autumn season.


We walked down the steps, painted a red demon, from our hotel to a bridge over Kinu river and were gazing at the flow of water for several minutes.
Before we noticed it, the rain had been over.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

View from the Hotel Balcony at Kinugawa Onsen Spa Resort

I think it is sometimes important to take a rest and do nothing.
Just look at a changing scenery from a hotel balcony for looong time.

The day we stayed at Kinugawa Onsen Spa Resort was like the moment my wife and I spent.

The color of the mountains, the sky and the river surface were changing with a lapse of time.

The dinner at the hotel was more than perfect and we enjoyed ample time of hot spa bathing.