Friday, October 31, 2008

An old shop in central funabashi

an old shop There is an old shop on one of main street in central funabashi.
It is on the way to funabashi shrine from funabashi railway station.
I feel like just the place is another world.
Especialy I'm impressed by lattice of second floor.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ikebana Today

About "Ikebana", please check my article Ikebana in the railway station .
I took this photo in the Tobu-funabashi railway station yesterday.
It is very simple, only few flowers.
But green and red makes it fresh.
Totaly, I think it gives autumn beauty.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Haiku-Poetry Sun Set

after harvest ;
the sun set gently
in the farm

By Nobu

I took this photo by the Nashi pear ( sand pear ) farm.

I am so happy, because I recieved Kreativ Blogger Award from (Mad) Daily Photo this morning. Thanks tr3nta!
Now, It's my turn. I have some duties which were to list 6 things that make me happy ,and 6 blogs worth of this award.

6 things make me happy.

1 fammily.
2 visitors to my blogs.
3 sushi
4 morning moon
5 sake(rice wine)
6 taking photo

6 blogs worthy

1 Verona Daily Photo
2 Victoria Daily Photo
3 Bandung Daily Photo
4 Vancouver Daily Photo by Barbara Rahal
5 Molfetta Daily Photo
6 Mukilteo's Daily View

Monday, October 27, 2008

Late afternoon at Funabashi station

late afternoon at funabashi station I took this photo on the platform in funabashi railway station.
It is south side of funabashi station.
Today It was fine in the morning, but it changed to cloudy in afternoon.
The weather is unstable today.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


pocky Pocky is a long seller Japanese snack.
It has been put on market since 1966 by Ezaki Glico company that is a Japanese food maker.
Pocky is a biscuit stick coated with chocolate.

Name "Pocky" is come from a onomatopoie word, "pokkin" that is a sound of breaking something narrow and long.
Photo below is strawberry pocky.

strawberry pocky By the way, the other day I found a nice story about pocky in internet.
It is The Sweetest Pocky written by an autstralian who lives in Japan.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Funny Construction Sign

funny constraction sign I took this photo on the way to bay area in funabashi.
I have already posted construction sign in Japan on this blog.
But I think this character is most funny.
And I think those are getting to be similar to "Manga" character.
What do you think of him?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Haiku-poetry Alley

Narrow alley in afternoon ;
atumun wind passes by the lonely lantern

by Nobu

The atmosphere of down town still remains in central funabashi.
When the lantern of the Izakaya ( Japanese pub ) gives light, this alley is getting crowded.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chibi Maruko-chan

chibi maruko-chan She is a popular anime character.
"Maruko" is her first name.
"Chibi Maruko-chan" means "Little Maruko".
In this time, She appears as a character of Happey set(Happy meal) of MacDonald.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bamboo craft for tea celemony

bamboo craft Those are utensils for Japanese tea celemony.
And those are made of bamboo.
Bamboo is good material of craft goods, becase it is processed easily.
I found it on the way to funabashi shrine.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Haiku-poetry Cosmos

an empty lot ;
cosmos danceing
with the wind

by Nobu

In Kanji-symbol, we write cosmos as "秋桜".
Literary, It means "autmn cherry blossom".

Monday, October 20, 2008

Funabashi Face Building

Funabashi-FaceIt is really faceing to Funabashi railway station.
It is open in 2004, and changed the scenery from funabashi station.

This building is distinguished by each flor for commerce, pabulic, and office.

entrance of Funabashi-FaceIt is located between Funabashi station (JR) and Keisei funabashi station ( Keisei Railway).
We can go into "Face" from both station by walking on pedestrian deck.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


jyugatsuzakuraJyugatsuzakura is a kind of cherry tree.
Name "Jyugatsuzakura" means literally "October cherry tree (blossom)".
It is rare cherry tree.
It blossoms twice in a year, spring and fall.
Here in fubanashi, It comes in blossoms in october, little by little.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Haiku-poetry Morning Moon

morning moon
almost full
the moon floats in the morning sky ;
with my eyes were washing by autumn air

By Nobu

This photo was taken early morning.
I love morning moon.

Today, I was waiting for day break, and went out to see the moon.
I felt it was getting cold in morning time.

I'm now so sleepy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ABC Cooking Studio

ABC Cooking Studio ABC Cooking Studio is cooking school for women.
They have over 100 studio in Japan.
I took this photo in Lalaport Tokyo-bay located bay area of funabashi city.

They have various classes such as kids class, English class.
Kids class is for children ( age 4 -12 ).
Kids learn importance of food to learn cooking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Haiku-poetry in Funabashi Fishing Port

funabashi fishing port row of the boats ;
makes a bridge to the autumn sky


hune tachi ga
kaketaru hashi wa
akizora e

By Nobu

Thoes boats are fishing boats which catch clam.
They had finished fishery on that day, and rest in the port.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fishing shop

fishing shop This fishing shop is along the rout 14.
It is near to bay area.

fish bite vending machinePhoto above is a fish bait vending machine.
It is set by the fishing shop.

net for catching clam In the photo above, you can see nets for catching clam.
Thoes are sold by the fishing shop.
Thoes nets are very small compered with the net which fishermen use.

fisher men's net Photo above is a clam catching net which fishermen use.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Autumn Haiku-poetry

leaves are changing the colour calm afternoon ;
a yellow leaf falling
like a tear drop on cheek


Here in funabashi, it is still warm in day time.
But it is getting cold in night.
Leaves are changing the colour.
We will be in mid autumn soon.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Peko-chan as a fashionable dresser

Today, TV news were dark tune all day.
Tokyo stock market open at low, and sharply down.
Selling called selling.
And a insurance company went under.
But, we should not forget smile

By the way,Peko-chan has a smile ever day.
I have alredy introduced you her.
Today's Peko-chan is so fashionable.
She is eternally 6 years old.
But I think Today's Peko-chan is a lady.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lalaport Tokyo-bay

lalaport tokyo-bay
lalaport tokyo-bay Lalaport Tokyo-bay is large shopping mall housing 540 specialty shops.
It is located in the bay area of funabashi-city.
It has large parking.
You can also go there by free bus from some train stations.

lalaport tokyo-bay It has also various amusement facilities such as movie theater.
And various events are held.

lalaport tokyo-bayThis small train is popular among little children.

lalaport tokyo-bay
I think this shopping mall is good for families who has little children.
Because They can enjoy without shopping.

I took those photos last saturday

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Lighthouse in funabashi shrine

lighthouse in funabashi shrine Around center of the photo above, you can see something over the tree.
The lighthouse hide behind the tree.
It is pity that I was not able to take it clearly.

lighthouse in funabashi shrine
Photo above is a photo on the borad which is set in front of the lighthouse.
The lighthouse is located in the precincts of Funabashi shrine . It was built in 1880, and continued operation until 1895.

It is rare lighthouse in some reason.
Almost people are suprised to see the lighthouse which is standing in city central.
Before they did land reclamation, it was near to the beach.
The lighthouse was built by local peaple, and then it was formally approved by the goverment.
First and second floor are Japanese style, and third floor is western style

It doesn't work now as lighthouse.
But it is one of symbol of Funabashi city.
And I think the lighthouse is still watching our daily life.

The discreption below is excerpt from the discreption by Funabashi city board of education.
The light source consists of three petroleum lamps and three reflex mirror made of tin.
The light could be seen from a distant of 11 killometers.
The light employs no lens, but the technology was quite current for its time.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Street singer

street singer in front of funabashi station
It is getting early to sun set.
I took this photo in front of funabashi railroad station.
She was singing a slow ballad.
I have never heard the song.
I suppose she composed it.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Funabashi-Daijingu (Funabashi Shrine)

outer shrine of the shrine
Funabashi shrine is a shinto shrine located in funabashi-city.
They say that the origin of the shrine was in AD 110.
The shrine is appears in "Nihon sandai jitsuroku" ("The True Records of Three Generation") which is Japanese national chronicle compleated 901.

front approach to the main shrine or the outer shrinePhoto above is front approch to the main shrine or the outer shrine.

komainu (guradian dog) This is a "Komainu", a guardian dog.

rear approach to the main shrine or the outer shrinePhoto above is rear approch to the main shrine or the outer shrine.

main shrine
Photo above is the main shrine.

The shrine was burn down by the battle in funabashi of Boshin war(1868-1869) .
But rebuilt in 1873.

precinct of the shrine In the precinct of the shrine is usually calm.

infront of the outer shrine
We pray infront of the outer shrine.
The shrine is worsihped by the folks of funabashi and suround.

Photo above is "Dohyo" in the precinct of the shrine.
"Dohyo" is a ring in which Sumo wrestling bouts are held.

Funabashi-Daijingu ( Funabashi Shrine )

5-2-1, Miyamoto, Funabashi, Chiba-prefecture

Daijingu-shita station Keisei-line (Keisei electric railway) by walking 3 minute
Funabashi station Sobu-line (East Japan railway) by walking 15 minute

Friday, October 03, 2008

Event Station

they sell sweet from kyotoInfront of funabashi railroad station, they sell something interesting.
Some time local products in Japan, some time low-priced music CD, some time vegetables fresh from farm, etc.
The other day, they sell sweet from Kyoto.
I was in the mood of kyoto a little.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


kioukaku This old residence is located bay area of funabashi city.
It is on the premises of a hotel.
It was builded in 1910 on other place.
After transported to there.
It is called "Kioukaku".

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tobu Noda line

funabashi station of Tobu-Noda line Tobu Noda line is a railroad line which is maneged by Tobu railway co.,ltd.
It runs between funabashi (chiba prefecture) and omiya (saitama prefecture).

Photo above is funabashi station of Tobu railway.
I took it around 6pm.
It is not crowded yet.

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