My life


About the Toyosu Market.

2017-06-24 05:45:39 | 悪の政官財

I said on my blog on the 10th of September 2016 " Ms. Koike, the Tokyo Governor, is from the Liberal Democratic Party so I didn’t think there would be any great changes from now.  However she is doing a good job at the moment.  If she continues doing a good job then I will support her".

At the press conference on June 20 Ms. Koike announced that she will relocate the Tsukiji market to the Toyosu site.

As I thought, she did not listen to the opinions of the citizens of Tokyo and the Tsukiji market people.

She did not say anything about contamination measures in the Toyosu market and she received questions from only three reporters.

Things have become like the LDP.

She did not mention food safety and security issues.

I was disappointed.


That’s it.



I absolutely oppose it.

2017-06-19 23:40:41 | 悪の政官財

Two friends are talking about the news in a coffee shop.

ⒶHave you seen this article about changing the Constitution of Japan.

ⒷYes, I read it this morning.

ⒶI can’t believe it.   Shinzo Abe is going to legalize war.

ⒷYeah. It seems like a good idea to me.

ⒶA good idea?  You’re wrong.

ⒷNo, really.  It’s about protecting the country.

ⒶBut think about it.  They make weapons in Japan and sell them.  And they make the Self Defense Force(SDF) fight as an army.  Then your son and young people are drafted into war.    Shinzo Abe legalize war?   Isn’t it crazy?

ⒷI don’t feel that way.  I think it’s about time.

ⒶOh no !  Oh my gosh!!!


How about your opinion?


Walking in the Tama area (No. 21).

2017-06-17 23:36:56 | ウォーキング



I went to Mt. Takao with my wife and my son-in-law last Sunday.

We started out from Takaosan-guchi Station on the Keio Line at 10:40am.


We arrived at the top of Mt. Takao at 12:53, using the No. 1 route, No. 4 route and the Iroha no Mori course route.











         Top of Mt. Takao.



There is only one suspension bridge on Mt. Takao on the No. 4 route.


           We had lunch at Momiji-dai crossing Mt. Takao.









 After that we walked to Shiroyama, Kobotoke Pass and the Kobotoke bus stop.

   Top of Shiroyama.

 Chuo highway congestion.          Lake Sagami.




              At the Kobotoke Pass.




 We arrived at the bus stop at 4:30 pm and Takao Station on the Chuo Line at 5:00 pm.



Then as usual we found a small eatery in front of Takao Station.

The food tasted good.








 We met the Shiroyama teahouse's shopgirl in the Asakawa pub.   



 The number of steps we walked today was 12,993 steps.

I worried about my lower back pain but I had no problem.

I had surgery on the waist two and a half years ago, and this time I walked the mountain without

a walking stick for the first time.

I was very relieved.




That’s it.









2017,6,10 Kirie art of Jiro Takidaira.

2017-06-13 01:05:12 | 絵画

I went to Mitaka City Gallery of Art to enjoy paper cutouts yesterday.

Jiro Takidaira was a woodcut artist and Kirie artist (the art of paper-cutting).

I was familiar with his paper cutouts, but his woodcuts were marvelous.

I like his works of art.

I had a good time.









That's it.


My favorite prefecture is Tochigi prefecture.

2017-06-03 22:04:51 | 国内旅行

I like hot springs.

There are many hot spring villages in Tochigi.

The number hot spring sources in Tochigi prefecture is about 630.

It is the hot spring paradise of the Kanto region.

The hot springs are: Nasu, Shiobara, Kinugawa, Kawaji, Yunishi-gawa, Nikkozawa, Kaniyu, Teshiro-zawa, Santo-goya, Kita, Ashino, Daimaru and so on.

My wife and I went to Shiobara, Kinugawa, Kita and Daimaru hot springs.

We can get to Tochigi in about two hours.

That's it.

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The rose of Anne Frank.

2017-05-20 22:43:34 | 買い物

We went shopping to a home improvement store「Homepic」in Shinkawa Mitaka-shi.

After that, we visited Sengawa Park nearby the Homepic.

There were beautiful roses in the park.

These roses are named Anne Frank’s roses.

These are roses which gave a peace of mind to Anne Frank while her family was staying in hiding in Amsterdam, Netherlands to escape from the danger during World WarⅡ.

Her father, Otto, had kindly presented the roses which included his daughter’s aspirations for lasting peace to the people around the world hoping to spread her idea.

These roses are examples of them and were distributed by the

Takayama Elementary school in Mitaka City.



That's it.


Walking in the Tama area (No. 19).

2017-05-09 15:22:42 | ウォーキング

We went to Okutama Mukashimichi on the 23rd of April.

There were four of us this time.

The walking course is long distance over 10km on a mountain path.

I left my house at 6:30am with my wife and my granddaughter and we met my son-in-law at Mitaka Station.

We arrived at Okutama Station at 8:25am.

Then, we went on to Mizune just before the Okutama Lake.

We started out from Mizune at 9:05am.

We walked along a mountain path to Okutama Station.

It was a fine day and the best day for hiking.

We walked about 6 hours.

The Ogouchi dam.










                                            Shirahige no Oiwa.

Designated in 1926.

Shirahige Oiwa, which is on the north side of a Shirahige shrine building, is a huge rock with about 20 m diameter and about 5 m height and an overhanging side wall.

It stands as if it covers over the shrine.

The top part of the rock shows reverse faults, which were created by lime stone from the Cenozoic era being thrust onto pelitic rock is presumed to have been eroded when the Tama riverbed was higher.

It is very rare that a fault surface is exposed like this, and is therefore academically important.     







 Then as usual we had a late lunch near the Mitake Station on the Ome Line.

The Mitake Gorge from the Soba shop’s window. 

The number of steps we walked today was 21,700 steps.


That’s it.


My company reunion.

2017-04-24 13:43:01 | 会社関係

I went to Jindai-ji hot springs「Yumori no Sato」for a company reunion  on the 29th of March.

These hot springs were drilled in February 1999 and opened in December 2000 at the Shiroyama-tei site.

They were named “Yukari” at first, but they are "Yumori no Sato (湯守の里)" now.

I heard that the Shiroyama-tei spent 100 million yen to dig these hot springs.

 The water’s color is coal black.


We relaxed in the hot springs, had a banquet and then took a walk around the temple.

The ruin of Jindai-ji castle.

The Jindai-ji (temple).


There were 17 attendees this time. 

I walked home.


On the way home I felt sad when I saw our company been demolished.






That's all.


Selamat datang di rumah saya. (Welcome to my house.)

2017-04-15 09:35:48 | 友達

My Indonesian friend Mr. Supriyatno Sukandar and his family came to my

house on the 12th of April.

His son is studying at Kyoto University.

So, he and his family visited Kyoto and my house.

When I and my wife visited Bandung 20 years ago, we were shown his kindness & generosity.

We could meet him again so we were very glad. 


        His family & my wife.



Mt. Tangkuban Parahu of 20 years ago. (2,084m)


               The crater.


 Tangkuban Perahu (spelt Tangkuban Parahu in the local Sundanese dialect) is a stratovolcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West JavaIndonesia. It erupted in 1826, 1829, 1842, 1846, 1896, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1983, and 2013. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface. Together with Mount Burangrang and Bukit Tunggul, it is a remnant of the ancient Mount Sunda after the plinian eruption caused the Caldera to collapse.


That’s it.


A Photo Exhibition.

2017-04-09 23:11:59 | 写真

My granddaughter entered a photography club at her university.

The club held a photo exhibition on the 21st of March at the Toranomon Gallery.

My wife and I went to the Toranomon Gallery located 7minutes on foot from Shimbashi Station.

However, we mistook the way and we got lost.

Then finally we found it.

The pictures had personality but I felt they were so so.



That's it.