Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kids Celebration

This three-year-old girl is taken to a Shinto Shrine to celebrate her growth by her parents. The main date is November 15th, but many families come on earlier weekend. I took this picture at the Kasuga Grand Shrine the other day.
This celebration is called 'Shichi-go-san  (Seven-five-three Festival)'. To know more about this Japanese tradition, please consult the last year's post.

I dedicate this post to Ruby Tuesday 2.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Wedding

 This couple is posing for the wedding album. The bride looks beautiful. Today many Japanese women like to wear two different wedding costumes, one is the traditional Japanese kimono like this and the other is the white wedding dress. Happy Wedding!

This is part of Scenic Sunday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Both Attractive

In this season of autumn we have few kinds of flowers in town.  So this white flowers are really appealing to me.

I found this small statue on the roof of the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum in Ishikawa Prefecture last week. He is spreading his arms to the blud sky. I love it.

This post is part of Floral Friday Fotos and Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paper Ornament MIZUHIKI

These paper ornaments are called 'Mizuhiki' in Japanese, which are traditional Japanese ornament for celebration. They are made of strong, thin twine made from Japanese paper. On the left one, you see a crane, and on the right a turtle. Both are symbolic animals of longevity and prosperity in Japan.
I took this picture in Kanazawa the other day.

This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday

 These were also taken at the Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival.

Come and enjoy more delightful yellow pictures here.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival II

Today I took pictures of the Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival second time. These pairs are doing yoga on the grass.

This is the face of the big Japanese doll, which I posted last Saturday. She looks cute, doesn't she?
 Maybe a panda wearing sunglasses. I had a fun time to see a lot of happy things. Today I waved to the people on boats from the land. (Last time I waved from the boat.)
This is part of Skywatch Friday and Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival

This tall statue is one of the artworks displayed in the Nakanoshima Park, Osaka city. Now in this area, "Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival" is held from October 13th to 21st and many food stands are open. This huge Japanese-style  doll is called "Hana-chan" which is standing as the eye-grabbing point. Hundreds of families, couples and friends enjoyed a beautiful day.
I took this picture from the river-cruise boat last Saturday. I enjoyed waving my hand to riverside people.
This is part of Our World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday 2.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday

Today I went to see the cosmos field in the Expo Park, Osaka. Luckily lovely sunflowers are still in full bloom. I enjoyed two seasonal flowers of sunflower and cosmos. Especially I love to see cosmos dancing in the wind. Happy autumn day.

I dedicate this post to Mellow Yellow Monday.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Floral Friday Fotos

This yellow burst reflects the autumn season. It is getting cooler and cooler and good season for walking around. I took this picture by the river in Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture.

This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Headband Cat

I took this picture at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka city. It is famous for its arched wooden bridge. And I found a new star has appeared here.
This is part of Scenic Sunday.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spider Lily

Spider lily has a very strong impression. It has a really bright red color and very unique shape. When I find this flower, I feel the real autumn has arrived. This picture was taken in Osaka Castle Park a few days ago. Over the moat, you see a gigantic stone foundation of 400 years old.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.

Thursday Challenge...Culture

This week's theme of Thursday Challenge is 'culture' and I think this photo is good for it.
This procession is heading for the Shinto shrine in which the traditional Japanese-style wedding ceremony is held. I happened to see this procession at the Hokoku Shrine in Osaka last week. The first two people are musicians, the next four people are Shinto priests and maidens. The bride and groom, their parents and relatives were following. You see  women wearing traditional Japanese kimono.
This is part of Thursday Challenge.

I've had little time to be in the blog world these days. Soon I'll catch up with you!