Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Peony Garden at Ueno

Now it is the best season for the winter peonies at Ueno Tosyogu Shrine.  The five storied pagoda above originally belonged to the shrine, but now to the Ueno zoo.  Around Ueno a lot of people gathered to watch the beautiful  peonies and the panda baby,  xiang-xiang.  I just enjoyed peonies.









Sumo referee(Gyoji) by Wind

20140517k0000m050053000pHe is wearing an eboshi(traditional hat),kimono,hakama(divided skirt),tabi socks and Japanese sandals.  He has a fan to signal which wrestler won.

Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport.  On the ring you can also enjoy Japanese culture including such things to purify themselves as well as sumo itself.

段蔓の桜V1 26-4-1Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Kamakura.  As shown in the picture,Dankazura avenue which leads to Hachiman shrine is just like a cherry blossom tunnel.


Cherry trees along the Meguro River were perfect although it heavily rained.目黒川縮小版その2 26-4-3

Nanohana( a rape field)

    1. 二宮ー富士V-2 26-3-25I visited Mt.Azuma ,a small hill in Ninomiya with my wife a few days  ago. Nanohana was perfect. Mt Fuji was also beautiful although it became hazy with time.  Cherry blossoms will start to bloom in a week on the top of this hill.駿河湾V-2 26-3-25


I encountered this raccoon in th Meiji Shrine which is a wild one. I was very impressed. It stayed in the bush for over half an hour, watching us.明治神宮の御苑の野生狸25-4-4