Friday, September 8, 2017

Diary..... September (1)


It is glad to be back blogging again.
              I had busy summer with many things, and some of them are still going on. 
                                                                     I am picking some photos from my summer break.

                                             Our granddaughter flue to Nara (my town) and spent a few days with us.
                                                 She said she wants to write about Kyoto on her summer school homework.
                                                So my husband and I decided to take her to some temples and stroll ancient streets
                                                in Kyoto. Kyoto is 40 minutes from my house by train.It was extremely hot day.
                                                             Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto city

                                                             Koudaiji Temple

                                                                            This is a Japanese style paper fan shop. 


                                     Our granddaughter enjoyed choosing some souvenirs for her school friends at the shop.



                                                            It was interesting to see the young male  assistants in the colorful aprons at the shop.
                                                             The material of this apron is called Kyoto Nishijin brocade. 
                                                 The combination of the traditional material and young fashion is something new.


                                        We often needed to get cold water bottles at vending machines here and there.
                                              But this pure green tea Kyoto offers was the best to cool down my throat.

                                  My husband and I took a trip along the coastline of Shikoku island at the end of August.
                                                                     the Seto Inland Sea in the early morning 


                                                 This is one thing I am still sad to write: my younger sister lost her husband July 30.
                                       He passed away after two-month battle with cancer.
                                       Death is a part of life, but how sad to see someone travel to the other world, leaving many 
                                       loved ones feeling bereft behind.
                                       Every moment, I think of my sister, who lives away from me, being in deep sorrow.
                                       I will spend several days with her after his first memorial ceremony in Honganji Temple in Tokyo, 
                                       which will be held next week, when we have a lot of things to talk over.

                                                                                        Wishing you a good day and weekend
                                                                                       Thank you for visit.
                                                                                    I will visit you very soon.