Events:

Enthronement procession will be postponed to November 10 due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis. As of Octber 21, the typhoon has left 81 dead, 11 missing, and over 52,400 houses flooded. It triggered 432 landslides in 20 prefectures. The banks were broken in 135 places of 71 rivers.

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido.

(September 11, 2019)

fall foliage forecast for 2019 (Japanese version only):

https://qnew-news.net/tour-town/momizi-news.html

https://s.n-kishou.co.jp/w/sp/koyo/koyo_top.html


fireworks festivals will also be held in October and November!

fireworks displays (Japanese version only):

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

https://hanabi.walkerplus.com/

https://festival.eplus.jp/

https://travel.biglobe.ne.jp/family/event/k/k2_1.html

seasonal flowers:


Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year 2015

Happy New Year!
I hope this year will be a good one.

It was a snowy New Year's Day in many areas including Yokohama.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep.


New Year's card


"未" means sheep.

Sacred arrows(破魔矢, hamaya)  exorcise evil spirits.
















New Year's card


Ema (a votive horse tablet)

























New Year's card


New Year's rice cakes(Kagami-mochi)
























New Year's card


Kadomatsu (New Year's pine decoration)

Boys used to  play a game of top‐spinning.





















New Year's card




























Ready-made New Year's dishes are set in three-tiered boxes.







a simmered dish called 'Onishime'