Saturday, December 31, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
November 3rd is Culture Day in Japan and, at the same time, it is our wedding anniversary.
It was our 25th anniversary on the day.
Yes, we got married a quarter century ago, in the year 1991.
We took a picture for our memory and went to a Japanese restaurant 'Nonoji' for lunch.
Five years ago, we cerebrated the twentieth anniversary like this.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Star Wars exhibition was being held on the day we visit the museum.
The day, November 3rd, is Culture Day and a national holiday in Japan.
The purpose of the day is promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor.
The local government makes it a rule to offer admission free at various municipal facilities including the museum on the day.
|The museum has a huge garden next to the exhibition building.|
Sunday, December 4, 2016
My wife and I went to Ozasa Ranch of Kirifuri highland in Nikko city a couple months ago.
Kirifuri Heights are about 1,200 meters above sea level in the northwestern part of Tochigi prefecture..
Even it was early autumn, a cold winter breeze was blowing in a foggy atmosphere.
Farm animals were gently browsing in the field.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
I was not able to see it due to the bad weather on the day.
I took those pictures almost one year ago in New Caledonia located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
While walking along beach side, I coincidentally found a beautiful full moon.
I have not seen such a perfect full moon since then.
|The hotel my wife and I stayed near the beach|
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Japan Cup Cycle Road Race was held on a road in front of my condominium home the other day.
My wife and I went out to watch the race
Thousands of passionate spectators lined the roadsides of central Utsunomiya city on the day to see the exciting bike race
Team TREK led the race from the beginning to the end.
The guy, second from the left was the winner of the race.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
I guess that houses, hotels and shops along Omote-sando main street to the temple were preserved by the local government.
The architectural style of those buildings must be a traditional Japanese one.
I felt as if I were transported back in time to the middle of Showa era or the 1950's.
The only silver lining of cancellation of Taiwan trip was that we could enjoy our short visit to Shinsho-Ji temple in Narita city.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
|The scene I was taking a photo.|
After having canceled the trip, my wife and I went to a famous temple near Narita International Airport just half an hour driving distance.
Contrary to the weather in Taiwan, it was sunny gentle on the day in Narita city.
Every buddhist building there was elaborately designed and decorated.
It can be said "totally awesome. "
Saturday, October 22, 2016
I had been planning to take a one-week-break from my office and go to Taiwan.
But the flight to the country was unbelievably delayed due to a typhoon directly hit the island.
My wife and I asked a ground staff about a prospect of flights: she said that the severe tropical storm would probably affect another couple of days because of the slow moving speed.
So, we cancelled the journey, a reserved parking lot and came back home by car.
I ever have experienced long delay of flights but it was the first time for me to cancel the travel itself.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Two hours driving brought my wife and me to a hot spring area located north of my home town.
We visited a local temple and walked into a mountain trail from the backyard of it.
Unexpectedly, we found various mushrooms here and there.
The mushroom in the left picture was the biggest one.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
They served excellent drinks with beautiful drawings on the top of them and delicious foods.
There were only two groups of customers, a mother and her daughter and us.
We spent a quiet and congenial morning hour hearing just drops of rain from outside.