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Friday, October 31, 2014

Anniversary, Halloween and Critters;

       Happy Halloween from Japan, everyone♪
Yesterday, we had 37th wedding anniversary and went to have lunch at the new restaurant opened recently.  Time sure flies p;-) 
Decorations inside the entrance and some of the items they sell;
There are seats in tatami mat room as well with Japanese atmosphere;
And the decoration from my favorite cake shop

*For Saturday's critters*
Sympetrum eroticum;  one of the red dragonflies we can see in autumn.
Dusky thrush; ツグミ 'tugumi' in Japanese.

Linking this post to, "Saturday's critters"

Wishing you all will have a wonderful Halloween and I'll visit you after chores (especially friends from Good Fences)






Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the most famous Wooden Bridges in Japan;

(Header made from this page;)

This bridge is called "錦帯橋, Kintaikyo" 
One of the three masterpiece of wooden bridges in Japan.
                  
My husband's brother lives very close to this famous bridge. Last Sunday, his wife had 60th birthday celebration as well as retirement form her job as a nurse. We were able to have a wonderful gathering with nieces and their babies as well.  After leaving their house, I decided to take pictures to introduce this bridge. Here is the English page you can read the detail by category;

*The view from the parking lot alongside the river*

*View from the road side after go up the stairs from the parking lot*
entrance to the bridge; you can see the cars parked under the bridge


*Crossing the Bridge*

*After crossing, view from the opposite side of the river*
This bridge leads to the castle located above the mountain. And enabled the vassals of the land lord to gather swiftly for the important meetimg etc.


As the link page said, this unique and sophisticated construction of the bridge arches is said to be impeccable, even from the perspective of modern bridge engineering. This is not the original bridge, rebuild version. 

Linking this post to Good Fences;

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Earthen Ware Exhibition;

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
Early this month, I went to our city's 'Cultural Hall' to do some errand. How lucky I am that I happened to find there was an exhibition of Earthen Ware♪ There were many outstanding works and how I wish I could show you all of them.
The two Chinese Characters in the first work mean "Eexcellence and Love";


*Flower Version*

*Animal Version*
For the last, I loved these works of sheep. I was born in the sheep year, p:-) 

Linking this post to,  "Our World Tuesday", 

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 I just came home and not enough time to visit you tonight or rather haven't had time since last Friday.  I DO wish you'd understand my posting this drafted one. Hope you'll be able to enjoy the pictures of excellent works. (Night Night...)  





Friday, October 24, 2014

Critters♪

Recently, I haven't got much luck to spot critters or birds. 
These are the only ones I could show you today :-)
*Egrets*  One among the rice paddy; and some close to the houses.

*Gull (seagull?)  First time seeing them this many in the river of my regular driving course for shopping. Both egrets and gulls were so far away to have a good pictures.

Oh, you guys are so tired migrating or just resting together :-)
This girl 'Nana' was so restless and barking a bit, 
but I loved the pretty white spot with her chest and paws♡♡♡
Linking this post to, "Saturday's critters"and "Nature Notes" ,

PS> I'll be away from pc after linking 'Saturday critters' until Monday. (tomorrow morning , I will be busy as well). I'll start visiting you from next Monday (Japan time). 
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and coming new week, everyone.   

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

To do with Water;

In front of the Prefectural Museum; 
These pictures are from August, very soothing scene before enjoying art♪
My first pictures of fountain, wish to learn how to use continuous shooting.


Luckily, I happened to spot the side of fire engine from outside of the souvenir shop located other side of the road. This is the headquarter of next city's Fire Department. 
See, there are gates for fire engine :-)


*Appreciate their hard work*
                                  
 Linking this post to Good Fences;

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ps> I always feel terrible that I cannot even visit back to all your comments. See You Soon. I wish you ALL have a wonderful Autumn or spring season;