Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2017

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/expectation.html

when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/

https://weathernews.jp/s/koyo/

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/


Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/


seasonal flowers:




Sunday, December 18, 2011

Asakusa Year-end Fair

Asakusa Toshi no Ichi(Asakusa Year-end Fair) is being held on the grounds of Sensoji Temple(浅草寺) from December 17th to 19th. The fair is famous as a battledore fair.

photos of battledore fair in 2006 by 無料写真素材提供サイト ~ぶらり東京探訪~





serried ranks of battledores


















scenes from kabuki plays



both traditional and modern types line up next to each other




shuttlecock for battledore


 The following photos are not related to battledore fair.

utilitarian battledore and shuttlecocks(small balls of wood with feathers)




(c) .foto project

(c) .foto project


"Wisteria Maiden"  - typical battledore

(c) .foto project

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