January 31, 2009


"Okonomiyaki" is a Japanese-style pancake with cabbage, meat, seafood, topped with special sauce.

January 30, 2009

Takoyaki Shop

This is how they cook "Takoyaki".

January 29, 2009

My favorite, Takoyaki

A speciality of Osaka, "Takoyaki", fried octopus pancake balls.

January 28, 2009

Dotombori in Osaka, Kanban-3

More signboard "Kanban" at Dotombori. Go and see for yourself !

January 27, 2009

Dotombori in Osaka, Kanban-2

Another funny signboard "Kanban" at Dotombori.

January 26, 2009

Dotombori in Osaka, Kanban-1

Colorful neon signboards "Kanban" at Dotombori !

January 25, 2009

January 24, 2009

Rice Cracker

Which one would you like to try?

January 23, 2009

On their way to school

Children walk to school in the morning.

January 22, 2009

Rabbit Apple

Have you ever seen them? This apple has peeled like " Rabbits". And the other one is pretty common to be on the top of parfait or sundae in Japan.

January 21, 2009

"Cure Lemonade" from Precure 5 Go Go!

Precure is a famous cartoon for children.

But this Cure Lemonade is also very popular to " Otaku " people!!

January 20, 2009

Snow Angel

There are a lot of snow at the Mountain area in Kanazawa!

January 19, 2009

Lunch Box

Mommy makes "Obento(Lunch Box)" for preschool girl.

January 17, 2009

Sazanka - Japanese Camellia

a vivid camellia in snow

Japanese Traditional Shishi-mai Gosho Ningyo

This doll from the Kaga region portrays a boy performing the Lion Dance. He holds a festival Shi-shi (Lion) mask with an attached cloth which covers his head.

January 16, 2009

Mikan Mandarine Orange

Mikan fromWakayama and Ehime is good.


January 15, 2009


First tea of the New Year

January 14, 2009

Furisode-Kimono with long sleeves

Furisode is worn by a young lady who is not married yet. The furisode is made of brightly colored silk. The sleeves are long and are between 39 and 42 inches in length.

January 13, 2009

Dezomeshiki - A firefighting demonstration

In Japan, hero-worship of firefighters goes back several centuries. There have been professional fire fighters in Japan since the 17th Century. They were known as hikeshi. The Hikeshi societies do acrobatic performances in many parts of Japan in the beginning of January

January 12, 2009


The second Monday of January is "Seijin no hi" (Coming-of-age Day) in Japan. This day is a national holiday. People celebrate this day to welcome the young men and women, who have turned or will turn the age of 20 during the current year, as new members of society!! Ceremonies are held in every city, town and village. The people who have reached the age of twenty get the right to vote and also allowed to smoke and drink.


Takoyaki is a popular Japanese dumpling.Many people eat Takoyaki during winter.

January 11, 2009

Shogatsu Kazari

"Sakadaru" japanese sake cask.

January 10, 2009

Strange horizon in a twilight


In case of changing the angle,

The view of the mother earth from the space shuttle

January 09, 2009


Gagaku has been handed down as the imperial court music from the Heian era (794 a.d.) This refined and important art is forging a new path in the modern world. Gaku Daiko is used in the Gagaku ensemble.

Anime Anpanman

Japanese Animation Character

January 08, 2009

ODAIKO,the large TAIKO

Typically, the japanese drum larger than 3 shaku (90cm) are called Odaiko. The Odaiko is usually the focal point of a kumi-taiko group, or used by solo players.

January 07, 2009

Honda New Year Sale

Setting up the advertisement flags for New Year Sale

January 06, 2009

Shinme at the shrine

A horse presented as a votive offering (hōnō), to serve as a mount for the kami, also called Shinme or kamikoma

January 05, 2009


A fortune slip

January 03, 2009

Dinner on the highway


January 02, 2009


The first sale of the New Year

January 01, 2009

New Year 2009

Sunrise and cameramanrise