Monday, July 12, 2021




                          In the middle of this rainy season, the 60-year-old wooden house next to ours is being pulled down to build a new home.

                          The demolition progress can be seen from our second floor. It is amazing!

                         The  powerful excavator(backhoe) is scrapping the house while making a loud noise, which looks like a Godzilla is destroying a house.


                                                                                                                              roof tiles



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Wednesday, June 23, 2021




           Hydrangeas really show their beauty in the rainy skies.

I went to see the hydrangeas and cosmos flowers blooming in Hannay-ji Temple in Nara.

                                                I liked to see theses hydrangeas displayed in glass cubes.

                                Jizo statue and an offering of hydrangeas 

                               Cosmos flowers were  floating in a water-basin. They were shining.

                                                                                                         This is a bit funny photo of Tomoko.

                                      I mostly had cut my hair myself for the last 15 months. Although my usual beauty salon makes various efforts

                                       to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, staying for a short time in a salon would be much safer, I thought.

                                     I googled another beauty salon featuring only a quick cut and found one in my area.

                                    When I went there, as it says, the dresser quickly cut my hair and made me leave the shop after 11 minutes.



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Tuesday, June 8, 2021



                         In the sunny weather during this rainy season, I do laundry for my 100-year-old mother-in-law, who lives with my husband and me,

 and hand it to her as usual. 

                      She says, "Thank you," and begins to dry it in a good mood in the garden in front of her room in the comfortable weather.

                        Every time, she believes she did laundry for herself. She will turn 101 this August.

  She might become the oldest healthy person in Japan.

                    Her memory is surprisingly short, but she can still read papers, has good ears and appetite, and enjoys a glass of beer every night.

She is too energetic for her age.

So, to be honest, she sometimes looks like some strange monster.

 đŸ“¸2021 May 31


The tough memories in her life have faded away.

Now, she is an elderly woman who lives in peace and quiet. 

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Friday, May 28, 2021



An annual rose ceremony took place in the garden of the local shrine this year too.

A big bunch of roses grown in the garden was solemnly carried to the main shrine and dedicated to praying for people to live in peace.

Because of this current situation with the coronavirus, it was held with a small number of priests and finished earlier than the average.



                                                                     the reflection on the entrance window of the restaurant  adjoining the rose garden.

                                                                                               I hope you all are doing well during this difficult time.


Thursday, May 13, 2021



Last Sunday, I took a walk along the river, where many of the locals take a walk, and I do several times a week as well.

        There were fewer walkers than usual in this difficult time, but to my joy, I found a group of active young men fishing here.

          They seemed to be enjoying fishing at this place, which is a convenient place for them to stay away from the crowds  

and spend their free time. Catching this big size carp, they were excited.

                                                                                               đŸ“ˇ  permission photos from them

They soon returned the carp into the river after taking photos of the fish with their phones.

                                                                                                                                       Then, this window caught my attention.

 This one covered with road dust and dry grass seemed sad.

After walking for an hour, I got to this playground near my house. As I stood by the slide, one idea came to my mind.

It is that I take a picture of my reflection on the slide. I like this strange photo as I look slim.


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Friday, April 30, 2021


The time of wisteria blooming has come.

In the early morning of the 23rd of this month, my husband and I visited the Kasuga Taisha Shrine to pray 

for the first time in the year and  see the wisteria blooming in the garden of the Shrine.

🚓To avoid trains expected to be crowded, we drove to the Shrine, taking 30 minutes.đŸšĻ

The parking lot was almost empty, and only a few visitors were heading toward the Shrine on the long approach.


my husband and a chief priest at the gate of the Kasuga Shrine

 After praying and strolling the garden, we moved to the Kasuga Museum adjoining the garden of the Shrine.

 Photography was allowed only on the first floor of the museum.

  I decided to take the image on the screen beautifully changing, which shows the seasonal Kasuga forest.

Perhaps, the image of the moment I took would show the purplish color of wisteria.

                  After clicking the shutter, I put my camera away in my bag and went up to the second floor, where many artifacts are displayed.


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Thursday, April 8, 2021


                                                                                                                                                       đŸŒ¸cherry blossoms🌸

                                 There were some rainy days in the week when cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Even though the weather was changeable,

                          I went for a walk to see cherry blossoms several times. Many Japanese people feel like something happy will happen 

                          when they enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms blooming at the right timing in spring. Cherry blossoms are beautiful 

                          when they are in full bloom and fall gracefully in a short period of time. This appearance is also beautiful.


                                                                      I found this car covered with scattered petals while walking.

                                                                     my pink umbrella reflected on the car window 

                                                      Cherry blossom petals are falling, which is the final show of the flowers.


                                                                                 My husband takes a walk with our loving dog(Bulldog).She is 3 years old.    


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