Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I have alredy post about osechi ( Japanese new year's special food ).
Today I introduce you some osech.
Photo above is "Datemaki".
It is rolled sweet omelet mixed with fish paste.
Photo above is "Kuromame".
It is sweetened black soybeans.
We usually sock dried black soybeans to water, and simmer them in sweet.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Ebigawa is a river which flows in funabashi city.
The place where I took this photo, is close to the mouth of the river.
It is also close to funabashi fishing port .
Today it was cloudy and cold, you can see some buildings in central funabashi in the dark sky.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
"Nengajo" is a new year's postcard.
The way to make it are various, write message with brush, design and print with PC, print with stamp...etc.
Photo above is pre-printed crads.
In this time we are busy to write it.
Because we send to those cards so that they arrive on the 1st of January.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is north side of funabashi railway station.
In this time, The sun sets so early time.
In the dark, it looks like other place.
Yesterday I recived wonderful award from (Mad) Daily Photo Tr3nta.
I'm glad to be given award from a excellent photographer and blogger like Tr3ta.
Thanks so much, Tr3ta.
In this year I'v recived award from him two times.
In this time I give this award various type of eight cool blogs.
Blue Fragments * Fragments Bleus Malyss
Valeria, vita da mamma Valeria
One Breath Josh
my Bintulu Clicks Mahmud
Zakka Life Jessica
La Bella Cook Bridgett
Madison Avenue Baby Dawn
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Those are hanging daikon radishes(Japanese radish).
They dry daikon radish under the sun before pickle them.
This is a scenery of winter.
By the way, I have often seen daikon radish hanging in farmer's garden, but I have seen it in road side first time.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today, It is fine.
I took a long walk, and I found this persimmon tree.
Almost persimmons are not remain on the branch, dropped to the ground,or picked off.
And some were eaten by crow.
Time is running so fast.
We will be in mid winter soon.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I have already posted about Egg Vending machine.
It is a vending machine for which my wife usually buy eggs.
Usually those eggs are sold out by evening, but on that day many eggs were remain in the early evening.
I took a photo for this blog.
Because I thought it had some atmosphere....(?)
Monday, December 08, 2008
I like Sashimi ( thinly sliced raw fish ).
But Price of sashimi is getting high in these days.
So I usually try to buy it at half price.
If you go to supermarket in Japan in late time, you may find sashimi sold at half price.
You can see two big Kanji symbol on the label on the package in this photo.
The word 半額 means half price. ( We pronounce it "HANGAKU" )
But I don't know actually what time they get the price down.
It is different in each days.
Of course If those sashimi are sold well, they never discount.
And, too late time those are sold out.
It depends on luck.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Here in funabashi, it is getting cold.
When I was about to go through in front of the shinto shrine, I saw ginkgo leaves falling by the cold wind.
Those were piled on the ground like snow.
I know winter has come here.
I took this photo in the western part of Funabashi.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The leaf of ginkgo changes to yellow in fall.
And it drops to ground.
The leaf has a unique shape just like a Japanese folding fan.
I took this photo in a small park in funabashi.
And you can see big ginkgo tree In my photo blog of Tokyo.
Ginkgo tree in ueno park
Friday, November 28, 2008
After harvest, the sand pear farm looks lonly.
But the farmers still have been busy after harvest.
They have to finish many task before winter, plant new trees, repair trellis...
And they will prune blanch when winter comes.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We usually call convenience store "KONBINI".
"Konbini Lunch" is a important item for convenience store in Japan.
Photo above is Onigiri.
It is called "rice ball" in English, but usually it isn't ball shaped.
I think Konbini-Onigiri is smaller than average homemade onigiri.
But Konbini-Onigiri has beautiful shape.
These are Makizushi and Inarizushi.
Makizushi is a rolled sushi.
Inarizushi is a pouch of deep-fried tofu(bean curd) stuffed with sushi rice.
These are Konbini-Bento.
Bento means packed box lumch.
I think average Konbini-Bento is oily in comparison with average homemade bento.
But it might good for young people.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The other day,when I went along the sweet shop of Fujiya, I found Peko-chan became Santa Claus.
She looks very busy.
I think She have already prepared presents for children.
But she is also in a child of 6 years old...
Peko-chan is eternally 6 years old.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
QB House is a hair cut shop chain which is maneged by QB Net Co,Ltd.
The sales points of the shop are just 1000yen, and complete hair cutting in 10 minutes.
They does not do shampoo and the shave.
After hair cut, they clean our hair with a device just like vacuum cleaner.
When we enter the shop, we buy ticket with machine which is accept only 1000yen paper money.
The comb is made of regenerated paper, and use it only one time. If we hope we can get it.
In the shop is simple but clean.
I think the shop is popular among the married men.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The other day, I found it .
It is on the road side where is far from city central.
And there is no other shop around there
I wondered who visited there.
But it was stand out in the scenery around there.
Many people might stop there, just like me.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Such vegetable shop decrease in these days.
Many of people buy vegetables in a supermarket.
But I think that it is good for us to buy vegetables in a vegetable shop in town sometime.
Because they are expert of vegetables.
We can get useful knowledge about vegetbles.
I took this photo at a back street in central funabashi.