"a girl"in Beaujolais"( ボジョーレの娘) by Tominaga Naoki in Japan
You can see sculptures of women and boys on the Midousuji Street which is one of the main streets in Osaka.
There are 29 original sculptures along the street. Those great sculptures were donated by the
corporations based in Osaka to Osaka city.
Please meet some of them today.
"a dancer"by Venanzo Crocetti in Italy(ヴェナンツォ・クロチェッティ)
"a boy in the sunlight" by Satou Keisuke in
"Jill" by Asakura Kyouko in Japan
Jill, an elegant and a fashionable lady, is
loved by both younger and older women isn't she ?
"asitting woman"by Emilio Greco in Italy
I feel like lying down by her body to
Well, guess what the next is......
the pond at Jyu-rinji Temple in Nara
Do you think we look ugly ?
Actually we are old water spirits called
Kappa in Japan.We are small like infants and have a dish
on our head, which always needs to be filled with water. When the water is
dried up, we are utterly useless!We hope you like us.
Sorry, I'm late late posting. I am linking the drawing challenge on "memory"of this weekby Kristenof A Sunny Spot .
Nakanoshima in Osaka
I was also standing here, enjoying his painting for a long time!
He showed me his painting with smile.
Nakanoshima, this is the oasis for
people in Osaka.
I walked around Nakanoshima, Osaka the other day.It was a perfect day for a walk, and I enjoyed fresh green and sunlight through leaves.
Osaka is my mother’s home town. I remember that my mother liked painting as
well.In her old age she did not go out for sketching but she liked making birthday
cards with her hand painting for her friends and family.
I hope you too have a happy day with your good memories!
Dear friends! These are some of my photos. They had been quiet for a long time in my PC. These bridges are beginning to tell their stories.
Osaka is surrounded by the rivers and there are
more than two hundred bridges there.The city has developed as a center of the nations
commerce since the Edo period(1608~1867). Not only many people but also many products and
vegetables were coming and going on the bridges, and many goods were loaded on
ships and sent from there to many places all over Japan.
The most bridges in Osaka were built using
the local merchants' funds. They had known that bridges were very
important to support their lives. They might not have imagined that highways
would run over the bridges at that time. Gladly,their bridges have supported
the development of Osaka for a long time.
the closed Takedao iron bridge seen from the tunnel
Takedao Iron Bridge over the Muko River, Do you think it is scary? You can walk through on the side!
A JR line between Namase station and
Takedao station, which ran along the beautiful Muko Valley, was abandoned in
1986.Since then the old line has become popular as a walking trail for
hikers. Although hikers go through some tunnels and cross some old iron Bridges, this old bridge attracts many hikers through the year.
Namase iron bridge
the Double Bridge in Tokyo the entrance of the Imperial Palace
the stone bridge in the garden of Yata Temple
the paint train passing on the bridge in a countryside of Kyoto
Today is the last day of the national holidays which is called“Golden Week”in Japan. It is one of the Japan's three busiest holiday seasons, besides New Year's holidays and the Obon holidays in summer. Our sons went back their homes after spending the holidays with us. I have just gone back to my lifestyle.
It's a warm and sunny day in Nara, and the
road is busy with cars heading to Nara Park. We wanted to beat the rush to the
park by an hour, so we woke up very early in the morning, and drove to the
Park. There are many old temples and shrines on the large site, and it is also
home to over 1200 roaming deer that are considered sacred. So my granddaughter
is eager to play with deer every time she visits us.