Saturday, August 10, 2019


                                   During the unusual muggy days continuing here in Japan, let me send you cool wind from the sky: it is on the 60th observation floor 
                                  of the Harukas building in Osaka. For a moment, you can feel yourself soaring into the sky, getting away from the noise of the big city.

These photos were taken when I went to the Harukas building for some erands.


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Sunday, July 28, 2019



                                                                                          Finally the rainy season in Japan has finished.  

                                                    Although the rainy season is full of muggy days, we find that we still have beautiful things to see around us.
                                                                                                 Raindrops on lotus petals.
                                                                                             At the temple garden near my house


                                                I met a priest in the garden. He was willing to allow taking photos of him, saying welcome visitors.                



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July (1)

                                                                                                                            Random photos                      
                                                                              from everyday chatter in July

                                                                                                                        under my vinyl umbrella

                                                                                           My mother-in-law's talisman, staying longer than me. 


                                                                                                   Forgotten playground overgrown with grass 

                                                                                                           Daily practice
                                                                            my piano student, reflection on the piano lid. ピアノの蓋に映りこんだ生徒さん。


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019


These photos  were taken at  the southern part of Awaji island,Anaga.
My husband and I took one night trip to the island  this month.
It was a beautiful day.
The sunset was glorious.

                                                                               a local man taking a dog for a walk      陽が沈んだ後、地元の方が犬を散歩に連れてきたところです。

                                                                                                                                 Anaga fishing port

      on the way back home by car.

                               Our home is soon.


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Saturday, June 15, 2019


                     The roses at my local temple flowered this year too. On May 18th, local children and temple workers carried a big  basket of roses to the main hall on the hillside
                                                                      This is a ritual event held every spring, here at this temple.

                                                                                                                                               in the garden of the temple

                                                                         The roses were beautiful under the sunlight, and the water spray of the fountain in the garden was also bright.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019


                                    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.



Thursday, May 16, 2019


  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.


                                                                                                                                                very photogenic!

                                                                                                                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!!!