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私の生活の一端を綴って見たいと思います。

Walking in the Tama area (No. 25).

2018-01-12 14:29:24 | ウォーキング

We went to Shimogawara Greenway (Shimogawara Ryokudo) on November 19, 2017.

We started out from Fuchu Station on the Keio Line and walked to Nakagawara Station on the same line via the Okunitama Shrine and the Fuchu Kyodonomori Park.

There were three of us this time.

My wife did not participate because of lower back pain.

This Shimogawara Greenway is a promenade made on the railroad track of the former Shimogawara Line.

The Okunitama Shrine is famous for the Darkness Festival (Kurayami Matsuri).

It seems that people died during the festival in the past. 

The Fuchu Kyodonomori is a big park.

An Agricultural festival was held at the park this weekend.

As usual, we held an Uchiage (after-party) near Nakagawara Station.

We had Chinese food this time.

The number of steps we walked today was 16,642 steps.

           Fuchu Station.

 

 

            The Okunitama Shrine.

     

       The Shimogawara Railway Trace.

   The Shimogawara Greenway.

      The Suntory Beer Factory.

         The Kyodonomori Park. 

        The Chinese Restaurant. 

           Nakagawara Station.

 

            The Okunitama Shrine.

 MVI 5237

MVI 5243

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       The railroad track. 

MVI 5250

       The Kyodo no mori.

The treasure ship of vegetables made from Fuchu veggies.

MVI 5265

          The TAIKO (Japanese drums).

MVI 5266


MDG 5232


That's it.

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2018 CALENDAR

2018-01-09 08:32:22 | Gallery Masako

2018 Masako's Carendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's it.

 

 



 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !

2018-01-04 08:49:50 | 季節

Mt.FUJI from my house January 1, 2018. 

May the year of 2018 bring you a lot of happiness and smiles.

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OUR OVERSEAS TRIP.

2017-12-05 18:50:55 | 海外旅行

My wife and I went to New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC from the 13th to the 18th of October.  

We took this trip to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary.

I’ve always wanted to visit New York.

I was happy to be able to realize my dream.

October 13, 2017

We started out from Narita airport and flew to Shanghai airport.

The flight from Narita to Shanghai took about 3 hours.

There we transferred to a flight for New York.

It took about fifteen hours from Shanghai to New York.

We went by business class this time.

When I went to Switzerland three years ago my lower back and my leg became painful from the long flights so we flew by business class this time.

It was very comfortable.

The plane landed at JFK airport at 10:15pm and we headed for the Double Tree by Hilton Fort Lee Hotel in New Jersey.

On board between Narita and Shanghai.

      

At the Shanghai Airport.


In the airplane from Shanghai to New York.

      

      


At JFK airport.


The Double Tree by Hilton Fort Lee Hotel in New Jersey.

October 14, 2017

We left the hotel at 8:00am for Philadelphia and we visited the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art after that we went to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Virginia.

 The Independence Hall.          The Liberty Bell.           The Philadelphia Museum.

     

   

 

 

 October 15, 2017

The next morning we started out at 8;00 to Washington, D.C. where we visited the Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.  That night we stayed at the New York Wellington Hotel in Manhattan.

The Arlington National Cemetery.

      


The Lincoln Memorial.

      

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

      

 

The Wellington Hotel in New York.

       

October 16, 2017

We left the hotel at 9:00am for the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Trump Tower and other places by subway and city bus.

We return to the hotel after sightseeing and we started out from the hotel to JFK airport at 11:00pm.

The Statue of Liberty National Monument.

          

 

Wall Street.

      

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

      

TIFFANY.

         

The Trump Tower.

               

October 17, 2017

We had an overnight flight that took off at 1:45am.

 

October 18, 2017

We arrived at Shanghai Airport at 4:55am where we stayed in transit.

The plane for Japan took off at 9:40am.

The airplane landed at Narita Airport at 1:00pm.

(I do not understand time difference well.)

 

That’s it.

 

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IKEBANA (Flower arrangement)

2017-11-08 00:45:07 | 

My wife and I went to the Takashimaya Department Store in Shinjuku on October 4th to see an Ikebana exhibition of the Ohara school.

There were many beautiful flower arrangements there.

I was especially impressed with the large works.

      

      

      

      

      

      

      


That's it.





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Walking in the Tama area (No. 24).

2017-10-28 07:14:06 | ウォーキング

 

We went from the Otozaka bridge in Cyofu-shi to Kitami Station on the Odakyu Line in Komae-shi on the 24tn of Septenber.

There were four of us this time.

The walking course is along the No River(Nogawa).

We had a pleasant walk.

As usual we had lunch, this time in the vicinity of Kitami Station.

We ate eel, my favorite dish, this time.

It was very delicious.


 

At the Otozaka bridge on the Nogawa.

The Nogawa.

   

   

Under the iron bridge on the Keio Line.

      

      

      

   

      

       

          


The Odakyu Line. 

Kitami Station on the Odakyu Line.

   

 

Everything tasted very good.

      

      

      


That's it.


 

 


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Welcome to my house.

2017-10-10 16:11:33 | 友達

My Indonesian friend and her family came to my house on the 20th of September.

They arrived at my house at 10am and after that we went to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

As there was one ticket left over, when I talked to a girl who was playing with a smartphone alone near the entrance, the girl also entered with us.

She did not have a ticket.

She is Australian.

We went to my house for lunch after we toured the museum.

At that time I invited the girl to lunch and she joined us.

She was able to enter the Museum for free and also enjoy lunch.

I said to her “You are today’s lucky girl”.


That’s it. 

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Festival in Japan.

2017-09-25 14:49:00 | 色々な行事

A festival of the Haruna Shrine was held on September 18 behind my house .

The shrine is small, therefore the Omikoshi is smaller than the Hachiman shrine.

That's it.


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Festival in Japan.

2017-09-17 13:36:48 | 色々な行事

The Omikoshi (portable shrine) of the Mitaka Hachiman Shrine passed in front of my house on the 10th of September.

This is the OMIKOSHI(portable shrine) PARADE.

That's it.

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Coffee Break.

2017-09-09 23:41:37 | 

Three days ago, I went to the Kona’s Coffee Shop at Kotesashi in Saitama prefecture with my friend Sab and my wife.

Sub drove us in his car from Tachikawa Station to there.

It took 30 minutes.

I drank a Kona blend.  It had a mellow taste.  I liked it.

And I ate the pancakes, but they were very heavy and I could only eat two.

      

      

We stayed there for an hour and a half.


After that we returned to Tachikawa, where we went to Syunsai-an, a Japanese restaurant, and drank beer and sake.

      

      

That day the big amaebi sashimi was very delicious.

 

 

That's it.

 

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