Sunday, November 27, 2016

I Visit Traditional Japanese Shops in Narita City

 There were many shops which kept a traditional Japanese style tiled roof and having a warehouse on its first floor.
 On our way home after visiting the city, we had a dinner of boiled oysters on steamed rice with egg, fried oysters, a cold soybean Tohu, Soba noodles and Azuki bean sweets. All of them were delicately Japanese flavored, tasted more than perfect and reasonably priced.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Closest Supermoon Since 1948 Comes Up

It is said that the closest supermoon since 1948 came up November 13 and 14.

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 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 Take a Stroll Along Omote-sando Street to Shinsho-Ji Temple

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.