fall foliage forecast for 2017
Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)
when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):
Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):
Christmas lights :
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)
snow and ice festivals (Japanese version only)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
e-mail from akoya pearls
There are various arguments that surround the day between the right and the left.
Although having climbed up to 20 degrees Celsius the day before yesterday, temperatures dropped down with a high of 6 or 7 degrees Celsius yesterday and today in Yokohama.
The Japanese apricot tree blossoms in my garden have partially fallen.
I watched the report about countermeasures against 'not-red' red tide, which often wipe out a crop of oysters, on the television yesterday. A pearl farming company has developed the system that gives notice of red tide occurrence. when akoya pearls feel a red tide, they close their shells to protect themselves. The system detects shell closing with a sensor and send an SOS e-mail to farmers on cell-phones.
The e-mail message is "tasukete(タスケテー:Help me!)". The word of "タスケテー" sounds to us as if a girl is calling for help.