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Walking in the Tama area (No. 28)

2018-03-18 11:17:06 | ウォーキング

We went to Tachikawa, Kunitachi and Kokubunji for walking on the 25th of February.

This time we walked from Kita Ryokuchi (North Green Place) in Kunitachi city past Nishi-machi Ryokuchi (West Town Green Place) in Kokubunji city to Sakae Green Place in Tachikawa city.

These greenways are made on the former Tachikawa Airfield railroad siding.

There are an arch and a wisteria trellis at the entrance of the Nishimachi Ryokuchi.

These were made of rails.

These rails made 74 years ago.

We started out from Tachikawa Station and walked through the green road and the town and returned to Tachikawa Station.

After that we went to a hot spring for a bath and lunch.

The hot spring is near Minami-tama Station on the Nambu line.

As it was Sunday, lots of people were there.

The number of steps we walked today was 14,147 steps.

That’s it.

         Tachikawa Station.

          Kita Daiichi Park in Kunitachi.

                 The arch of the rail.

     Nishi-machi Ryokuchi in Kokubunji.

         Sakae Ryokuchi in Tachikawa.

             Minami-tama Station.

   The Tokino Irodori(Hot spring) in Inagi.




🎸 Guitar concert.

2018-03-05 18:56:25 | 音楽

I went to a Guitar Duo Concert with my wife on February 18.

It was held at the Mitaka City Public Hall.

The artists are famous guitarists Kazumi Watanabe and Jin Oki.

Jin Oki is a famous flamenco guitarist.

Both of them were super skillful players and the sound was very good.

I haven't been to a live performance in a long time so I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

After the concert we had dinner at a sushi shop.

We had a nice time.

That's it.

                       Sushi shop.





Walking in the Tama area (No.27)

2018-02-20 17:13:18 | ウォーキング

My son-in-law and I went to Okutama for hiking on the 28th of January.

I started out from my house at 7:40am and I met Kosuke at Mitaka Station.

We arrived at Okutama Station at 9:46am.

We started walking after some warm up stretches.

This time we walked from Okutama Station along the Tama River to Hatonosu Station.

We passed the Kazuma Valley, Lake Shiromaru and the Hatonosu Valley.

There was a lot of snow and ice still on the ground, therefore we put four-tooth crampons on our shoe soles.

There were some people who were doing Stand Up Paddle surfing in this cold weather on Lake Shiromaru.

Thanks to the crampons we were able to walk comfortably on the snow.

As usual, we had lunch after hiking.

This time we had a late lunch near Hatonosu Station.

We enjoyed the mountain road of snow.

That’s it.

          Okutama Station.


          The Tama River.

          The crampons.

         Lake Shiromaru.

    The Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

          Shiromaru Dam.

      The Hatonosu Valley.

              Big Icicles.

       We thank the crampons.

      The Kamameshi Shop.

         Hatonosu Station.

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Walking in the Tama area (No. 26).

2018-02-11 09:53:48 | ウォーキング

We walked the Ome hills hiking course on the 10th of December 2017.

We started out from Ome Station on the Ome Line and walked to Miyanohira Station on the same line.

First we visited the Anamori Inari Shrine, next we climbed up the slope and went to the Ome Railway Park.

There were some locomotives there.

Then we walked the hiking course.

It was fine day.

We reached Miyanohira Station three hours later.

The station is an unattended station.

There was nothing in front of the station and we therefore took the train to Ome Station.

There we had lunch at the Tamagawa-ya Japanese soba shop.

We had a good time.

The number of steps we walked today was 16,366 steps.



    The Anamori Inari Shrine.


       The Konpira Shrine.

                Mt. Fuji.

        The fourth rest area.

The Tamagawa-ya Japanese soba shop.


That's it.


SEIJINSHIKI (The Coming of Age Ceremony).

2018-01-17 01:19:51 | 色々な行事

My granddaughter had a Coming of Age Ceremony this year.

It was held on January 8, 2018.

She wore a kimono, but there were many girls who were not able to wear a kimono because of a kimono rental firm scandal.

Yoichiro Shinozaki of “Hare no hi Co., Ltd.” performed fraud.

His company failed to open some shops on Adult Day and young women were unable to dress up in their kimono.

Shinozaki spoiled the once-in-a-lifetime memory for these girls.

More than 300 million yen in damages was done

Shinozaki has disappeared.

He is a hateful man.

My granddaughter.

That's it.

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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.

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       The railroad track. 

MVI 5250

       The Kyodo no mori.

The treasure ship of vegetables made from Fuchu veggies.

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          The TAIKO (Japanese drums).

MVI 5266

MDG 5232

That's it.



2018-01-09 08:32:22 | Gallery Masako

2018 Masako's Carendar.














That's it.






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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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.




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.



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.