Sunday, August 28, 2016
Yanaka is famous for having traditional Japanese streets, shops, temples and buildings.
The brown ball in the picture on the left is called 'sugi dama' or 'Sakabayashi.'
Sugitama is used to inform people that new sake has been made.
A sugitama is made from fresh pine leaves, and as the sugitama dries and changes color, it lets people know how much the sake has been matured.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Daughter Emi came back home and stayed for a week on her summer vacation.
She works at sales department of a major telecom company in Japan.
She was so busy on her work that she kept working even at home or at a restaurant.
Anyway, we managed to spare half a day and went to Cafe TOKO for lunch together during her stay.
The star shaped sliced cucumber seems to have eyes and a mouth, doesn't it?
Sunday, August 14, 2016
'3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Masters' was held at Futa-ara-yama Shrine last month.
The games were so exciting that even Gods at the shrine might have been surprised.
TV monitors were set outside the main basketball court and people who could not enter the venue enjoyed watching games through the mointors.
People were dancing at the music festival held one day before the 3x3 World Tour.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Since photo taking was prohibited in the tour, I cannot upload any pictures of the automated state-of-the-art factory.
Photos here were taken at the entrance waiting hall. They displayed three cars, toy cars, engines and so forth.
We dropped by a Sushi Restaurant called Hourai-zushi on our way back home.