Sunday, December 2, 2018

Diary....December(1)




Here we are in December already. How fast time is flying!
        Sometimes, I wonder where the time has gone!The year brought many natural disasters including an earthquake, 
        typhoon and severely hot summer.Regretfully, these damaged many crops in farming areas. Thankfully, my area, 
                       Nara City was quite calm and there was little damage.



 Noyaki (open burning)was done after rice harvest this year too.

               Noyaki has been traditionally conducted by Japanese people for the purpose of continued use of hills and fields as grass land. 
               However these days open burning is conducted to use the field as semi-permanent farmland (Wikipedia)





                    On one day in October, there was an annual autumn festival held at the local shrine close to where I live.
                    I appreciate seeing the happy children, enthusiastic youth and even the elders having fun at the festival.
                    Together in the festival, and of course the festival programs performed at the shrine garden are too good to miss!




                                                                                                       The programs are here.

                                                                                            Fire dance







                                                     hula dance





                                                                             Japanese Dram performance is highlight.





                      These are the young men from a local youth group who support the event with their stall of BBQ sausages.
 Thank you for your support and allowing me to post of you!! 



                                                 今年も近くの神社で秋祭りが盛大に行われました。                                                       


                                                                                                 Thank you for visit.

                                                                   Have a wonderful day filled with smile!


                                                                                      Tomoko