Monday, November 17, 2014

Trip to Kanto Area (part1) ;

(Mt. Fuji of the header is from free picture page)

Hello blog friends; I'm back from trip to Kanto-area. My husband's cousins and we had nice trip together. And they brought their late mother's picture, I'm sure she must have enjoyed the trip with us.

*This post is from Hakone-area*
*From viewing point of Mt. Fuji on our  way to Hakone Checking Station*

My husband took this picture of the head of Fuji-san,; had to add this one ;-)

*Hakone Checking Station, "箱根関所跡"*
During the Edo period, people travel from Edo to other places had to be checked at the stations, and Hakone was one of them. Hakone Checking Station was reconstructed in 2007.

We went up the stairs to see the view from Ashinoko-lake.

The photos above were some of the displays showing lives there at that time.
And the most important role of this station was to investigate the women heading west from Edo. The shogunate forced federal lords into making their wives dwell in Edo as a hostage.  Female travelers were checked strictly to prevent from escaping.

*Oowaku-dani "Oowaku-vallay"  大涌谷*
     *Breath of Volcano*

                                 Linking this post to,  
                      "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes", 
                      "Good Fences"; "Skywatch Friday";
Thank you very much for stopping by after the long break, friends   
I came back late last night, I'll try catch up with your blog as soon as possible☆☆☆  

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hope this post'll be published;

 I was trying to visit you yesterday and tried to catch up again this morning before I'm away with PC from early next Monday (Japan time). But Blogger is closing up for me since this morning. I can only access to my dashboard not my blog and yours either...
So sorry that I couldn't visit back to my friends who visited me.
My Dear friend Eileen offered to help me linking up my previous post for her meme.  

I'll be able to visit you from around 20th; And hope you'll enjoy the best season (Autumn or Spring). I can only see dashboard, wish this post will be published.  LOVE to YOU All!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

For Three Memes and Little Note;  

*Entrance of Gorge*   For "Good Fences"
On our way home from apple picking (previous post), there is a place called "Chomonkyo, 長門峡".  '峡' means Gorge.  Autumn foliage is really beautiful for hiking. We just saw the entrance this time :-)

*Fire works in Autumn*   For  Skywatch Friday;
On 25th last month, we were offered free seats for fireworks by my husband's band member and enjoyed the night with them.                             
We can have seats with sponsorship money for this "Celebration fireworks" and have our messages "like for birthday, wedding anniversary" announced in between the fireworks. 

There were lots of stalls♪
These were the seats before and during the fireworks.
Oh, how hard to take fire works picture!
After taking some pictures, I decided to enjoy seeing the 7,000 dynamic fireworks scene p:-)

*I took these pictures before fireworks started for skywatch Friday as well*
         Luckily our seats were front row just behind this place♪

For the last, I've met this lovely girl around the stall when I was buying 'たいやき'. 
Quite a photogenic, isn't she♪
Linking this post to,  "Good Fences"; "Skywatch Friday";and "Saturday's critters"

Little Note> Thank you very much for stopping by.  From 10th to 17th, we are away from home to attend my husband's aunts' one year memorial service to Kanto area. And our relatives planned a little trip together after that. I'm looking forward to enjoy seeing Mt. Fuji for the first time.  I'm doing extra classes, shopping and outside cleaning p:-)  But I'll try visiting you until then!  And I'll be back after the little trip.  Usually we can't do this far away trip due to husband's handicap with his legs. This time his cousin drives with his van and hubby is really excited with this rare chance.
See you later in your blogs, friends♪

So sorry that Blogger is closing up for me since this morning. I can only access to my dashboard not my blog and yours either...
So sorry that I couldn't visit back to my friends who visited me.
My Dear friend Eileen kindly offered linking up this post for me to her meme.  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Apple Picking;

My husband's friend invited us for apple picking last Wednesday. Wow, this is my very first time to experience it to visit apple orchard. My husband was happy that he didn't have to drive 4 hours (to and from). 
Surprised with big, old (maybe) trees.

A lady from the orchard was explaining how to pick and choose the good apples.
And look at the young tree in the left picture;

My husband peeling the apple and we all enjoyed the fresh taste♪

It was a wonderful refreshing sunny Autumn day for me♪

Linking this post to,  "Our World Tuesday" and, "Nature Notes" ,

Thank you very much for stopping by; 
Wished to change header, a bit early posting for the links. 
See you in the middle of the week, household work piled up :-)

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"and  The Bird D'Pot;

Wishing you all will or having a wonderful Halloween, I had unexpected guest and was busy today... I'll start catching up with you tomorrow morning;Nov 1st Japan time (especially friends from Good Fences)