Sunday, November 30, 2008



leaves of ginkgo on the groundThe 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

Sand Pear Farm in late Autmn

sand pear farm
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

Konbini Lunch

lunch counter of convenience storeWe usually call convenience store "KONBINI".
"Konbini Lunch" is a important item for convenience store in Japan.

onigiriPhoto 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.

makizushi and inarizushi These are Makizushi and Inarizushi.
Makizushi is a rolled sushi.
Inarizushi is a pouch of deep-fried tofu(bean curd) stuffed with sushi rice.

bentoThese 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


kinniku-man"Kinniku-Man" is a Japanese manga which was carried from 1979 to 1987 in Shonen-jump.
Kinniku-man means muscle man.
It is still popular among the fun.
Photo above is Kinniku-Man as a character of pach-slot game.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dried fish shop

Dried fish shop This shop is in central funabashi.
The shop sell many kinds of dried fish.
I think those dried fish are for cook soup stock.
Such shop which sell only dried fish is rare in these days.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Peko-chan as Santa Claus

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

QB House
in the shop of QB House
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

Negi (Japanese green onion)

negi (japanese green onion)Negi is a important vegetable for Japanese dish.
It is cooked as ingredient of various Japanese dishes.
If you have had "Sukiyaki", you would have it.
And we also have it as spice, for soba.udon,cold tofu, and so on.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maneki Neko in the Kimono shop

maneki neko is beckoning figure of a cat.
This maneki neko is displayed in the kimono shop.
You can see kimono fabric over the cat.
I think the cat looks elegance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stone fox with Hachimaki

inari shrine
This small Inari shrine is located central funabashi.
It faced to a back street.
It is small but stand out around there.

stone foxThis is a stone fox of the inari shrine.
The fox wears Hachimaki (Japanese head band) on the head.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Japanese sweet shop on the road side

Japanese sweet shop
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

Small park

small park for children Yesterday, It was rain in the morning.
I went out to take photo after rain stopped.
This is a small park for children.
When I went to the park, noone was there

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vegetable shop

vegetable shop 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.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Railway track in the afternoon

railway track in the afternoon I took this photo on the edge of the platform of tobu funabashi station in this afternoon.
This station is terminate of the line, so the railway track extend from there.
The sky was nice colour, I think it will be fine tommorow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hokkaido Fair

Hokkaido Fair The other day, they sold special product of hokkaido infront of funabashi railway station.
Hokkaido is the second largest norternmost and least depeloped of Japanese four main island.
I introduce you some products.

Hidaka Konbu
Photo above is "Hidaka Konbu".
It is a dried konbu(kelp).
It is an excellent ingredient of soup stock.

Sake-tobaPhoto above is "Sake-toba".
It is a dried salmon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Autumn Haiku (stream)

the stream in north wind ;
red leaves flow on the water
leaving tree's shadow

by Nobu

I took this photo on the stroll road along ebi-river at north side of central funabashi.
it is one of my favorite place in this city, I often take photos there.
In the past of few days, it becomes cold suddenly.
I realize winter is approaching to here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Peko-chan with Kimono

Peko-chan wearing Kimono Today, I found a Peko-Chan wearing Kimono.
I was suprised to see it, because I had never seen Peko-chan in traditional Japanese style.
I think She has already in the new year's mood.
I took this photo in front of a sweet shop of Fujiya in funabashi.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

After School

They are pupils of public elementary school.
They go back to home by walking.
Along the maine street, volunteers watch so that children go to home safely.
Almost volunteers are retired people.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Top of Bamboo in Fall

TOP OF BAMBOOI took this photo yesterday.
Thoes leaves have fresh green colour.
So thoes are fresf leaves.
Bamboo drops leaves in summer, and In fall fresh leaves come out.

Friday, November 07, 2008


sobu-rapid-trainI took this photo at Funabashi station (JR).
This train runs on railway track beside sobu-line.
It taks 27 min to go to tokyo St. from funabashi St by this train.
And we can go to narita airport by it reasonably.
The car is E217 series which was developed as outer-suburban type.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Persimmon on the tree

persimmon on the tree

Persimmon is called "Kaki" in Japan, and it is a season word of fall in haiku-poetry.
When I walk around my town in this season, I often see ripen persimmon on tree in garden of farmers.
It is a typical scenery we have a feeling of fall.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

field in fall

field in fall In this photo, you can see an old woman.
I think she is over 80, but still work in the field.
She was walking slowly and watching the soil.
I suppose she will seed the field with some vegetable tomorrow.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Susuki (Japanese pampas grass)

susukiSusuki is called "Japanese pampas grass" in English.
Susuki is one of "The seven flowers of autumn".
It often appears in Japanese poetry.
Long before, it was a material of the roof of farmer's house.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wall Paintings

wall paintings Yesterday I went to northern part of central funabashi to take a picture of a book store.
When I was walking in the fish market, I felt an inspiration.
I thought some danger were coming to me, so I took a deep breath and started to walk briskly.

When I turned to the corner, I knew what it was.
I saw many of painting on the wall of the fish market.
Some are painting by student, some are by member of painting club,private, police officer,and so on.
Thema of thoes painting are "funabashi city".
I was moved by some of them.

Photo below is a painting by an elementaly school pupils.
They ask preservation of a rare flower in this painting.

wall painting by elementaly school pupils

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Book Off

book off
inside of book offBook Off is a Japanese second hand book store chain.
It changed the image of second hand book store.
Floor is large and light is bright.
And thoes books are cleaned by machine.

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