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私の生活の一端を綴って見たいと思います。

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.

       

     


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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.


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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.

     

      

     

     

     


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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.

 

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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.

 

      


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Walking in the Tama area (No. 18).

2017-03-28 13:50:10 | ウォーキング

We went to the Tonogayato garden, the Otaka no Michi, the Masugata no Ike, the Musashi Kokubunji, the Musashi Kokubun-niji site and the Musashi Kokubunji Park on the 19th of March.

We started out from Kokubunji Station at 9:10 in the morning.

We arrived at Nishi Kokubunji Station at 1:00 in the afternoon on the Chuo Line.

This time we were 7 people.

It was a warm and fine day.

We visited the Tonogayato garden first.

It is on the left side as soon as you leave the station.

The Tonogayato garden was built as a part of a villa for the Manchurian Railway vice-president at the beginning of the Taisho era and afterwards it was in an annex of the Iwasaki family of the old Mitsubishi financial combine and was completed as a strolling garden with a natural spring.

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

Next, we walked along the Otaka-no-michi path.

The Otaka-no-michi path is a promenade made along an irrigation canal in which the spring water of the Kokubunji cliff line flows.

This area is said to have this name because it was a falconry for the Tokugawa family.

   

   

   

 

The Masugata-no ike.

   

   


The Musashi Kokubunji.

   

   


The Musashi Kokubun-niji site.

   

   


The Musashi Kokubunji Park.

   

   


 We arrived at Nishi Kokubunji station at 1:00 in the afternoon.

And as usual we went to a restaurant.

The Japanese restaurant “Yume An” is about 8 minutes from the station.

   


 


We had a good time.

The number of steps we walked today was 17,038 steps.       

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These are the questions & Answers from last week.

2017-03-26 17:19:45 | 

Q1.  Some months have 30 days and some months have 31 days.

Which months have 28 days?

A.  All the months have 28 days.

 

Q2.  What flowers are there on your face?

A.  Two lips.   Tulips and two lips are similar in pronunciation.

 

Q3.  Why is 6 afraid of 7?

A.  Because 7, 8, 9 (7 ate 9).    Eight and ate are similar in pronunciation.

 

Q4.  What comes twice in a moment, once in a minute and never in a hundred years?

A.  The letter “m”.

 

Q5.  When does Friday come before Thursday? 

A.  In the dictionary.

 

Q6.  Three people walked under one small umbrella.   But they didn’t get wet.  Why?

A.  It wasn’t raining.

 

Q7.  A woman shot her husband.  Then she held him under water for over 5 minutes.

Finally, she hung him.

But 5 minutes later they both went out together and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

How could this be?

A.  The woman was a photographer.   She shot a picture of her husband, developed it and hung it up to dry.

 

That's it.

 

 

 

 

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I’ll give you some riddles.

2017-03-20 18:40:23 | 

I have no topics this week.

So, I will give you some riddles.

Q1.

Some months have 30 days and some months have 31 days.

Which months have 28 days?

 Q2.

What flowers are there on your face?

 Q3.

Why is 6 afraid of 7?

 Q4.

What comes twice in a moment, once in a minute and never in a hundred years?

 Q5.

When does Friday come before Thursday? 

 Q6.

Three people walked under one small umbrella.   But they didn’t get wet.  Why?

 Q7.

A woman shot her husband.  Then she held him under water for over 5 minutes.

Finally, she hung him.

But 5 minutes later they both went out together and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

How could this be?

 

The answers will be in next week's blog.

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Filing income tax return.

2017-03-13 19:11:31 | その他

I feel very relaxed now, because I finished filing my income tax return last Friday.

In front of the tax office was a very long line.

It took 30 minutes to file the documents.

I would like my taxes earlier this year.  

I think that every year.

That why this year I will try to keep up with my monthly account.

 

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About “Premium Friday”

2017-03-06 09:23:56 | Weblog

INTAGE Co., Ltd. conducted a post-project survey on "Premium Friday" which started on Friday, February 24, 2017.

INTAGE interviewed 2,235 people who live in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba.

Those who actually returned home early were 3.7% of the workers.

Those people left the office at 3pm.

The rate of implementation is proportional to the size of the company.

In companies of "less than 500 people" more than 90% did not take part.

That day most people who left early spent their free time "at home".

The initiative, which was drawn up by the industry ministry and the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, calls for finishing work early on the last Friday of every month and enjoying dining, shopping and weekend trips.

But, workers get time only and I think that it will not lead to consumption unless they raise wages.

I think it will take more than 10 years for this initiative to be realized.

 

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