One day in May, I walked around the Nara Park. Many tourists visit this ancient Nara to enjoy the lots of temples, buildings and atmosphere. Some local people sitting by the Sarusawa pond in the Park, and painting the image of the day is a familiar sight there.
This is one of the painters I meet and speak sometimes at the same spot. His painting is a bit special, which is called pointillism with black ink. His one set of 3 paper painting work is going to complete soon in October. It took him 2 years. He said with smile.
Thank you for allowing me to take your art! I look forward to seeing you by the pond in the Park again.
Here, life is passing very slowly...I like it. お天気の良い日に出かけると、同じ場所でよく出会う絵かきさん。お会いする度に絵が出来上がっていきます。 コツコツと月日をかけて描く姿に心うたれます。写真も快く撮らせてくださいます。 Tomoko
Our sons and a daughter-in-law sent me this beautiful flowers on Mother's day.
This is not a composite photo....yes, the reflection on the lid of my piano.
Finding the beautiful reflection on the lid, I tried to take the device of piano too.
I am so happy to find that there are so many beauties in my room.
Driving Miss Daisy, I watched countless
times 20 years ago is unforgettable film.
The main players are Miss Daisy, 72, a
proud old wealthy Southern lady, and her chauffeur Hoke, he is a black man.
The story explores their relationship over 25 years. No special event happens; the days just
pass quietly. Over the years, they are going to realize
that their existence is important.The story looks at humans getting old and
dying, mentions racism, and touches my heart with their exquisite words. I started reading the dialog of the film 5 monthes ago. With my English teacher's great help, the reading is going to the end soon. It was fun but very difficult!!!
I feel that while cherry blossoms were
making Japanese people festive, the days in April were flying so fast.
I missed enjoying the cherry blossoms this
spring, but I found this lovely weeping peach tree quietly blooming at a nearby
See? Single tree has white and pink flowers
源平しだれ桃(genpei weeping peach)
This is my piano student who has been
studying with me for over 13 years. She had dreamed since childhood of playing
the piano, but she never had a chance to try. When she retired, she came to my piano
studio and started learning piano from the basics
Here ,she plays Chopin's Nocturne Op.9.No.2.
Many students age from 4 to 80 were playing with me for more than 30years.Now she is my only student. I think, when she stops learning piano, it
will also be my time to retire as a piano teacher.
Then I will enjoy playing the piano for my
own pleasure in everyday life.
Until then we will continue practicing piano,
encouraging each other as friends rather than as a teacher and student.
This is her favorite piano song. For Elise ...Beethoven Op.173 最後のピアノの生徒さん。 彼女の頑張る姿に励まされています。 Tomoko
As Spring is just around the corner, it will
soon be time for April's rice planting. Rice is the basis of most meals in Japan. Each day Japanese people usually consume at
least one rice dish. Japanese farmers have used the best available lands to cultivate the important rice crops.
Hundreds of rice -planting festivals to
pray for abundant annual harvests are held this time of the year all over
These photos were taken at a nearby local
Although this particular festival ceremony
is somewhat simple in style, it still is very entertaining to watch.
Thanks to bountiful year....... the first
harvest of rice offered to shrine. This photo from my archive was taken 8 years ago at another local shrine.