Sunday, June 30, 2013

Picnic Under Tree

School kids come to Nara Park for school outing and now they are enjoying lunch in a small circle.
This is part of Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Open Ceiling Space

This is an open ceiling space of Fukuya Department Store just in front of JR Hiroshima Station. This luxury space caught my eyes, especially the escalator lights and the clock.
This is part of Weekend Reflections.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Skywatch Friday

In Miyajima Island. This five-story pagoda and the left hall are standing on the hill. I was taking pictures from the stairs to the hill.
This is part of Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flower Offerings

This is Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Every day many people visit here from all over the world  to pray for the world peace.
This is part of Thursday Challenge. This week's theme is "Flowers"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Itsukushima Shrine

These are pictures of the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima. The first huge structure used to work as a gate to the Shrine by boat. The vermilion colored architecture consists of a main shrine, a Noh drama stage, music rooms and several other shrines arranged around it. All these structures are connected by corridors with the total length of about 300 meters.
This is part of Water World Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Red Table

Enjoyed a nice lunch at the riverside terrace. Red table, red chairs and some reds on the plate.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

On Bamboo Fence

Found a bloom of morning glory clinging to the bamboo fence.
This is part of Friday Floral Fotos.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rainy Season

Rain, rain, rain! It's been raining heavily for two days in Osaka.
This is part of Skywatch Friday.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bamboo Forest

Took this picture in Arashiyama which is located in the western part of Kyoto city and famous for its bamboo forest. Walking through a bamboo tunnel is always refreshing.
This is part of Shadow Shot Sunday.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Iris flowers are at the peak. I enjoyed walking around this small lake rich in various colors of iris in the Heian Shrine Garden, Kyoto.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

River Terrace

in the evening

in the morning
This is a seasonal view of Kyoto. You see wooden floors standing in the river.
It is a terrace to enjoy dinner in the cool breezes of the evening. Their wooden floors, connected with restaurants, are built over the Kamo River in summer (from May 1 to September 30). The custom goes back to the Edo period (1603-1867).

This is part of Water World Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chrysanthemum Tile

This is part of the corridor of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. You see a lot of chrysanthemums, which is the family crest of the Imperial Family of Japan.
I dedicate this post to Ruby Tuesday 2.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Picture-story Performance

This is a traditional picture-story performance held at the toy corner of a department store in Osaka. Many kids love it, but for my grandson it doesn't look so interesting. He is going somewhere.(left bottom)
This is part of Monday Mellow Yellows.

Friends, have a good start of the new week!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Clinging Beauty

Marvellous roses are in full bloom here in the Nunobiki Herb Garden in Kobe. In other areas we can see and smell good scents of lavenders and many herbs.
This is part of Pink Saturday.

Fire & Smoke

This was taken in front of the Buddha Hall of the Todaiji Temple in Nara. You feel smoky, don't you?

Friday, June 7, 2013


The rainy season started a week ago around Osaka, but we've had no rain for a couple of days. Hydrangeas are beautiful now, but in the rain they look more gorgeous.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos.