Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ruby Tuesday 2

These are cranes of the container shipping yard in Maishima, Osaka city. My grandson Rintaro was excited to see them. Me too.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Flying Carp

May 5th is the boys day in Japan and carp streamers are set to wish for their boys' happiness. In Japan, carp is regarded as a symbol of good success from the Chinese legend, that a carp swims up the waterfall and changes into a dragon.
I found these big streamers flying in the blue sky.
This is part of Skywatch Friday.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weeping Cluster

Wisteria is another beauty in this season. Its scent is inviting.
This is my second entry to Floral Friday Fotos.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Against Blue Sky

Recently, dogwood trees are popular for street trees in Osaka and I can enjoy pink and white blossoms. My favorite is the white one against the blue sky, like this.
I dedicate this post to Floral Friday Fotos.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fresh Green

Looks like all the new leaves have started to appear around me. This teahouse is covered with fresh green maple leaves. Just beautiful.
This is part of Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ruby Tuesday 2

Now the azalea has started to bloom. Taken in the Japanese Garden of the Expo Park in Osaka.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Floral Friday Fotos

Today I visited Kenninji Temple in Kyoto, which is famous for its huge ceiling painting of two dragons in the main hall. However, today's treat was beautiful peonies surrounding the main hall, like this.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday Challenge "Reflection"

Taken at the lobby of Hyatt Regency Kyoto. I was fascinated with this space. To me the harmony of the blue painting, the nice vase and the lights is perfect.
This is part of Thursday Challenge.  This week's theme is Reflection.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherry Blossom #13

Today I enjoyed passing through the Mint Bureau under cherry blossoms with my friend. Japan Mint in Osaka is famous for its late blooming double-blossom cherry trees.
This is part of Our World Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ruby Fence


Taken at Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka city. I love this architecture with the orange fence.
I post this to Ruby Tuesday 2.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ruby Tuesday 2

These young guys are dancers who were going to the plaza just in front of Kyoto City Office to participate the event. Their costumes really caught my eyes.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cherry Blossoms #12

Gorgeous pink carpet.
Took these pink pictures in the Japanese garden of Heian Shrine today.

Monday Mellow Yellows

This is a small Buddhist temple I found on a narrow street in Kyoto city.
This is part of Monday Mellow Yellows.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cherry Blossom #11

We had strong wind and shower these two days, and most petals are gone. Still some remain and we can see some different kinds of cherry blossom from now. Of course, many other flowers come out. Yes, spring has really come around us.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cherry Blossom #10

 The new stage has started. Fresh green leaves have come out after petals falling. I love walking in the cherry blossom shower.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Big news!
My daughter delivered her second baby this morning, 24 days before her due date. Both mother and baby girl are in good condition. I'm so excited!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cherry Blossom #9

This is Hirano Shrine in Kyoto, where we can see many kinds of cherry blossoms. Can you see the differences of colors and shapes?

These two pictures are Nijo Castle. I tried to record falling petals, but it was hard for me and my camera.
This is part of Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cherry Blossom #8

Weeping cherry blossoms in Nijo Castle.

Today's Philosopher's Path in Kyoto.
This is part of Our World Tuesday.