Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fishing Port at Dusk #1

Funabashi fishing port is one of my favorite place in this city.
When I visit there at dusk, I'm in a nostalgic world.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sasanqua in the Shrine

I took this photo today in the precincts of Funabashi Daijingu Shrine.
Sasanqua is a tree that blossoms from late fall to early winter.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Row of Gulls

Funabashi city is faced to Tokyo bay.
I took this photo on a park along the water course to Tokyo bay.
You can see water gate over there.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Golden Yellow

I took this photo in my town yesterday.
Here in funabashi, leaves of ginkgo become yellow in late fall.
When those leaves look golden yellow, winter is approaching here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fishing Boats and Tower

You can see fishing boats by that bridge.
You can also see tall building over there.
Scenery of the city has been changing.
But I hope the traditional style fishery remains in the city for long time.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Under the Railroad Overpass

under railroad overpass
I took this photo under the railroad overpass that is close to funabashi station.
You can see Izakaya (Japanese pub) and convenience store store in this photo.
I often pass through there.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rainy Street in November

I took this photo on a main street in central funabashi today.
It was rain and cold.
But I think the rain makes those autumn leaves more atmospheric.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Funabashi Shrine in Fall

I took these photos in funabashi shrine today.
Funabashi shrine is a shinto shrine located in central funabashi.
In this time, those yellow and red leaves make the shrine very colourfull.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Autumn Colours

I took this photo in my town today.
You can see Japanese silver glasses in this photo.
That white colour stood out in those autumn colours.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Silver Grass at Dusk

Japanese silver grass at dusk

I took this photo on the walking road along ebigawa (ebi-river) a week ago.
This plant is Susuki ( Japanese pampas grass, Japanese silver grass).
It is one of the seven grasses in autumn.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Moon above the Cherry

the moon above the cherry
I took this photo on the walking road along ebigawa ( ebi-river ) today.
That tree is jugatsu-zakurra (Prunus x subhirtella cv. Autumnalis).
It is a cherry starts to bloom in fall.

I found the moon above the tree.
I love the moon in fall.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jugatsu-zakura in Blue Sky

I took this photo in my town today.
Jugatsu-zakura (Prunus x subhirtella cv. Autumnalis) is a cherry tree that starts to bloom in fall. "jugatsu" means October.
In winter, it stops blooming.
And it blooms again in spring.
We can enjoy those blossoms twice in a year.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Japanese Photinia in Autumn

Japanese Photinia in Autumn
I took this photo today.
These small trees are Japanese Photinia.
It is popular as hedge.

Those red ( not green ) leaves are fresh leaves.
( Colour of the leaf turns to green from red )

Usually, fresh leaves of the tree come out in spring.
But, if they prune it in summer, fresh red leaves come out again in fall.
And it makes beautiful contrast of green and red.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Street Musician

I took these photos on the pedestrian deck which is in front of funabashi station.

It was on a Saturday afternoon.
Some people stopped to listten to the music, and some people went through the deck.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Boats in the Town

boats in the town
boats in the town
boats in the town

Those small boats in the river go to a shallow in Tokyo bay to catch clams.
You can see nets for catching clams in the first photo.
I have something nostalgic feeling when I see those boats in the town.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Inari shrine by the old residence

Inari shrine by kioukaku This small Inari shrine stands by an old residence called " Kioukaku".

stone fox of the Inari shrine Photo above is a stone fox of the Inari shrine.

KioukakuIn the left side of the photo above, you can see the small Inari shrine.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sea Gull and the Park

sea gull
funabashi shinsui park
I took this photo on funabashi shinsui park.
The park is located along the water way to Tokyo bay.
I like watching birds from the park.
In the second photo, you can see funabashi fishing port over the water way.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Narrow Alley

narrow alley in central funabashi
There are many narrow alleys in central funabashi.
This alley is very narrow.
You can see an Izakaya (Japanese pub) in this photo.
I have visited the Izakaya one time.
They serve nice sea foods at good price.

Friday, September 18, 2009

River in Early Autumn

river in early autumn
river in early autumn
river in early autumn
I took these photos on the walking road along ebigawa (ebi-river) yesterday.
It is still hot in daytime.
But I think that autumn has come here in funabashi.
Please check links below, you can see sceneries of the river in spring.

Tunnel of Cherry Blossoms
River in Spring
Cherry Blossoms Snow by the River

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In the Evening

I took this photo last Sunday in my town.
I like walk on the road along field.
In evening, it is getting cool.
But we still hear music of cicada.

Monday, September 14, 2009


higanbana (red spider lily)

higanbana (red spider lily)
Higanbana is called red spider lily in English.
"higan" means equinoctial week.
Usually the flowers start to bloom around middle of September.
I took this photo in my town today.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ukiyoe Noren in the 100 Yen Shop

Ukiyoe Noren in the 100 yen shop"
Noren, (暖簾)" is a Japanese short curtain.
Those Noren curtains have Ukiyoe design.

By the way, I took this photo in Daiso Giga Funabashi.
It is a big 100 yen shop in central funabashi.
You can see price labels on those Noren curtains.
Those are sold at 1000 yen ( 1050 yen include tax ).
Almost items in the shop are 100 yen.
But, there are items which is over 100 yen.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Sunflower in End of Summer

sunflower in end of summer

I took this photo in my town few days ago.
It is still hot in daytime.
But it is getting cool in evening.
I post this photo for the memory of this summer.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tachiaoi in the Rain

tachiaoi in the rain
I took this photo yesterday on the way to home.
It was rainy, because typhoon was approaching to here in funabashi.
In the rain, I found lovely flower.
Hollyhock is called "Tachiaoi" in Japanese.
It is a my favorite flower in summer.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Small Izakayal

a small izakaya
I took this photo on an alley in central funabashi.
I have never visit in this Izakaya ( Japanese pub ).
But I like that entrance of it.
Someday, I might enter the entance.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Kamiyama-jinmyosha is a shinto shrine that is located western part of funabashi.
Kamiyama is a town name.
There are many trees in the precincts of the shrine.
I took these photos with listening songs of cicadas today.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fresh Nashi Pear

There are many nashi pear (sand pear) farm in Funabashi city.
You can see fresh nashi pear in the first photo.
Farmers sell those nashi pear directly in this time.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Asagao on the wall

asagao in the wall.

The other day, when I was walking around central funabashi to find something interesting in summer, I found this asagao (morning glory)on the wall.I
I is lovely flower in summer, of course I love it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rice Field in Summer

rice field by ebi-river
I took this photo by ebigawa (ebi-river).
That place in this photo is not so far from central funabashi.
( It takes around 20 minutes from funabashi station to there by walking. )
Scenery around the river has changed.
But a few rice fields still remain by the river.

Monday, August 10, 2009



Yakata-bune is a kind of Japanese boat.
You can enjoy Japanese food and drinking under roof of those boats.
Those boats in this photos are cruise Tokyo bay in evening.
And it is popular in summer.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Tachiaoi by the Road

tachiaoi by the road
We call hollyhock "tachiaoi".
I took this photo last wednesday.
This hollyhock is just blooming.
I think it is growing up high soon.

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