Sunday, August 31, 2008


peko-chan infront of fujiya restaurant Peko-chan is a well known mascot of Fujiya that is sweets maker and also manege restaurant chain.
Photo above is a Peko-chan doll which is standing display in front of Fujiya restaurant.

peko-chan She was born in 1950, but she is 6 years old eternity.
I've heard that she seems to like to play baseball and hopping ( pogo stick ).

Friday, August 29, 2008

Matsumoto Kiyoshi

matsumoto kiyoshi
"Matsumoto Kiyoshi" is the largest drug store chain in Japan.
The name is name of founder of the company.
But we usually call it just "Matsukiyo".

cosmetics in matsumoto kiyoshi Matsukiyo is especially popular among young girles.
Because there are various cosmetics.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer festival

high wooden stage of summer festival Yesterday, a small festival was held in my town.
A little girl was beating Taiko (Japanese drum) on the high wooden stage.
I think she is under 10.
But it sounded clear and nice.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The castoff shell of a cicada

castoff shell of a cicada Japanese cicada comes out from ground every summer.
Almost cicada, here in Funabashi are brown cicada.
When I am home, I heard their continuous chorus of them.
When chrip of cicada stop, it means that fall season is approaching here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cell phone shop

cell phone shop The competition of the cell phone maker is intence.
One after another, new model is put on the market.
It is because of the competition of the career in the back ground.

cell phone shop By the way I won't buy new cell phone without improvement of performanse of camera.

Monday, August 18, 2008

One hot day in summer

farm in summerI took it on the road along the farm.
Many of farmers in my town cultivate sand pear( Nashi pear) and some vegetables.
This summer is too hot.
I think it is hard to work in the farm in such hot day.
I hope global warming is stopped.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Woods in summer

woods in summer Today, It was so hot.
I went to the wood to escape from the heat.
As leaves of the trees block sun light, It is cool in the wood.
City agency borrow there from the land owner for long term.
I like walking around there.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


ramuneRamune is a carbonated soft drink which usually has lemon taste.
It is well known in Japan because of the lovely shape of the bottle.

Originaly It came from UK long ago.
And it has been produced by small companies in Japan since 1872.

It is sealed with the marble which is pressed by carbon dioxide inside of the bottle.
We push the marble into the bottle, and drink.

ramune after drink After drink it, the marble is on the neck of the bottle like a phto above.
In these days, It is not so popular.
But it is still popular in such as summer festival.
And it is still loved by the people who has nostalgical feeling of it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sand pear (Nashi pear)

sand pear (nashi pear)
sand pear (nashi pear) Funabashi city is a sand pear-producing area.
There are many of sand pear farm in my house.
The harvest of sand pear has started.
It is delicious and juicy, and rich in potassium and fiber.
So it is good for health.

Ofcourse, this sand pear is fresh from farm.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Solar street light

solar street light The street light over the tree gives light by solar energy.
Day time it makes electricity by solar panel and save it to the battery.
I found it when I walking in central funabashi the other day.
I think it is necessary to improve technology to spread it all over funabashi city.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Who moved my butter?

there is no butter in the supermarket I have never seen butter in the supermarket for a few month.
On the counter of in this photo, they put margaline insted of butter.
The consumption of milk in Japan was in the decreces tendency at last several years.
So the dairy farmers started decrease in out put milk.
But price of dairy product have been rising in worl wide.
And butter for supermarket has been short since last fall.
I think It takes times to return butter there.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Hello kitty wearing Kimono

hello kitty wearing kimono Hello kitty is a character designed by Japanese company Sanrio.
She was born in 1974.
She is still very popular in Japan.
And I think kity is one of most Kawaii character of Japan.
I took this photo in Funabashi railway station(JR).

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Amanuma Bentenike Park

amanuma bentenike park This park is located in central funabashi.
It is near funabashi railway station.
So, at lunch time of week day, many people take a lunch there.
In spring, it is one of good place to see cherry blossoms in funabashi city.

There is a park of the same name in Tokyo.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Pikachu helps the charity found

pikachu Pikachu is one of character of pokemon that is Japanese anime.
I think Pikachu is a symbol of pokemon.
Yesterday, I found they were raising charity found in front of Funabashi station.
It was for the people who need marrow transplant.

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