A word of this year

When we look back at this year , we used to figure out in Japanese Kanji.

Every year at this time, the high priest of Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto writes down as above.

It means 'HOT'.  You might agree to describe about this. We ended to give up in heat wave this long summer.

How do you like to describe one word  about 2010?

Let me see..I will choose 'Corporation'
Because I had good chance to find out that corporation with kindness is very important for us at family. 

How about you?

Have a nice weekend and keep warm!



Seems this week is getting colder here.
Do you have already snow?
Camellia sasanqua is blooming.
I love its pink colour. 
 Feel something warm.

Have a nice rest of week!!


A Swan

We have warm sunny days recently. Amazingly I saw a white swan in the river alone near my town yesterday.
 Maybe it got lost one's way...poor swan...Because here in Osaka is not the winter home of Swans'.


Japanese Maple

Hi,we had just the most beautiful moment last month.
The leaves of this year were more pretty in these 5 years.
Winter is coming soon with cold wintry wind here,too.
Howerver, already Chritmas mood in the town. ;)

...these are  rarely beautiful potteries

Have a nice weekend!! :)


Autumn Colours

Hope you're all right.

I am  enjoying deep Autumn around our neighbourhood.
As i went a walk and took some photos on my way.

 at Chrysanthemum fair.

near by library

cherry tree at a park


iridescent clouds
Maybe you'll be lucky

Now Osaka in Japan it is getting colder day by day , too.

Take care all!!

See you soon! :)


Kyoto Arashiyama

If you come to Japan and visit to Kyoto or somewhere, you can conveniently use rental cycle to go sight-seeing at the station. Especially Kyoto.

So my husband and me went to Arashiyama at Kyoto and go around by bicycles. Let me show you some photos. Glad you will like them.

We both decided to rent bicycle near by the Arashiyama station.
It costs about $8 a day. They are normal  ones with no gears.

rental bicycle
Togetukyo Bridge
river looks like as a mirror

Hi!! with a great fun.
Let's go with us!!

...and I followed after my husband
He was my guide...hahah :)

Seiryouji Temple

It was beginning to turn colours

souvenir shops



somehow beams?

World Heritage
Tenryuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple

Thank you for visiting today. Hope you will like it.
We felt as if the time stopped at Kyoto



Typhoon Is coming this weekend...



On my birthday..

Last weekend , we went to a Japanese restaurant. Because the day was my birthday. How fast time goes!

anyway, I'll show you a few photos by skipping as follow

Tsukidashi: appetiser
(left)meat stew, (center) meat Carpaccio,(right)one-piece croquette with berry sauce

Meat Sumibi-yaki:grilled meat by charcoal

You might say they are not enough for your satisfactions,  Not a big beaf steak.. hehe ..just one bite size

What is this? 
You can see  one egg and rice?
But this egg is very fresh , special and rich named just 'Dragon egg'

...scramble the  egg

...and then toss on the rice.

This is Tamagokake-gohan. It is a kind of Carbonara in Italy.
If you try Tamagokake-gohan, you must choose the fresh egg.

organic vegetable sticks

Haha... daughter and me.(Hi pose!)

Oops!! Excuse me..

Anyway it was very happy day.

Thank you for visiting for today.
Take care and keep warm.


Long time no see

Hi,it's me. Mami from Japan :D
Loong time no see. hehehe :)
First of all i have to say hello to everyone and greet to you.
How have you been?
Hope you're all right,of course.

As you know we had been terrible heat summer this year and we 've never experienced before. It was the hottest in 130 years. Unbeliabale!!

Finally we are at beginning of early (later?)Autumn  season.
The temperature is 24C here. Very comfortable for us.

Leaves(cherry trees) are changing into  colours day by day.
 Pretty cosmoses are blooming on the field

..rarely orange cosmoses

And then , I'd like to show you some of few photos about Tokyo- my daughter visited last month with her friend.

the Rainbow Bridge on the tokyo bey

Odaiba and Replicas of the Statue of Liberty from Paris.

Hey!! Tokyo Tower
(Sorry easy not to see..)

From the hotel at night

The high tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree is still under in the construction.
Now the tower is 488m and finally it will be 634m high.

This is Mt.Fuji from plane,
Really beautiful,isnt it?

So I know some of you are getting to ready for coming winter. Also this winter might be colder than usual.

and I'd like to hear of you about Halloween something...

Take care everyone!
See you soon!!

Afar from Japan.