This is a small fishing village on Awaji
Island, where my husband and I traveled last week on the 12th and 13th. Because there aren't many jobs available in
the village other than the fishing industry, many young people are leaving to
work in other places, and the population has been decreasing.After having breakfast at our hotel, my husband went fishing and I walked in the village, and then I was headed to a fish market at the port with my camera.
There were lively auctions going on at the fish market, and I was so moved to see some young fishers working with a lot of energy with many seniors there.
Thanks to the permission of the manager of
the market and the friendly fishers, I was able to walk around the place.
Many thanks! 淡路島の小さな漁村を歩きました。寂しい漁村に見えましたが、魚市場は活気にあふれていました。
Takoyaki is a Japanese savory snack in
the shape of little round balls containing pieces of octopus.
It is made from dough, mixture of flour and water. It also contains some vegetables such as red ginger, cabbage and green onion.
We usually eat takoyaki with sauce and mayonnaise. Last week,I bought takoyaki to take my house, and ate with my family.
Takoyaki is our favorite snack.
2020 has already started.This means that everyone gets older.
My mother-in-law, who lives with my husband
and me, is turning 100 years old this year. She has good health but has a very short memory: she forgets what happened 30 seconds ago, but her mind is surprisingly clear
every moment. She still has some things to enjoy herself.
There are many different ways of aging, and
everyone gets old in their own unique way.
These are the Japanese paper fans she used
to use when she performed traditional Japanese dance, which was one of her
She studied dance for more than 80 years,
and it looks like one needs paper fans when dancing.
She still keeps her fans in her drawer and
these are just a small part of her collection.
She enjoyes opening her fans in the sun after the new year's holidays.
This fan was bit wet and she placed it by the window.