Funabashi shrine is a shinto shrine which is located in central funabashi.
Yesterday, it was snow here in funabashi.
I went to the shrine in lunch time.
The precinct of the shrine was very calm.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
after rain ;
the sound of life
under dead leaves
It is still cold here in funabashi.
But spring blossoms are starting to bloom in the city.
Nature tell me the season is turning.
And I feel something vivid when I see those wet leaves include dead leaves on the ground.
So I wrote a Haiku poetry today.
Monday, February 23, 2009
This is a vending machine for soft drinks.
They sell Japanese tea, tea, coffee and so on by this machine.
Blue sign under sample indicate cold drink, red sign indicate hot drink.
In winter, those hot drinks are sold well.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Hina gashi means sweets for girl's day( March 3 ).
You can see those sweets which has three colour, pink , white, and green in the photo above.
Pink indicate peach blossom.
White indicate snow.
And green indicate fresh leaf.
I took this photo in a supermarket.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
I took this photo when I was walking along the road yesterday.
I have already told you I'm always searching lovely bamboo grass.
And Ume (Japanese apricot) blossoms are in bloom here in funabashi now.
White ume blossom and fresh green bamboo grass(sasa bamboo), what do you think of this combination.
By the way strong south wind blew here in funabashi yesterday, so I'm sure spring is approaching to this city certainly.
Friday, February 13, 2009
It is a same place where I took a photo which I post yesterday.
Both Nanohana flower and ume blossom are symbol of spring in Japan.
When I see this view, I know the season is turning.
Yellow nanohana flowers and white ume blossoms, what do you think of this combination.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
This is a park which is by the river flows in funabashi city.
I took these photos last Saturday.
The park in winter is looks lonely.
But I feel a kind of strength of the nature in the scenery.
Those naked cherry trees are watting for spring in the cold wind.
Those reeds in the marsh by the park seem to be dead, but lives in underground.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
I found this ume tree in a park yesterday.
Ume (Prunus mume) is known as "Ume","Japanese apricot" or "chinese plum" in English.
It is one of typical blossom in spring in Japan.
Ume blooms earlier than cherry blossom.
North wind blows and it is is still cold.
But the blossoms tell me the spring is approaching to here in funabashi.
Friday, February 06, 2009
I took these photos in the shopping center which is connected funabashi railway station.
"ramen yokocho" means ramen alley.
Ramen is a kind of noodle dish.
There are four ramen shops along the passage.
Those ramen shops are branch of popular ramen shops in Tokyo and Yokohama.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I think this cherry tree is "kanhi-zakura"(Prunus canpanulate), or a cross between kanhi-zakura and other species of cherry tree.
But I don't know certainly.
By the way, today is a first day of spring according to the lunar calendar.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Typical cherry trees blossom in spring.
But some kinds of cherry tree blossom in winter.
I took this photo today by ebi-gawa(river).
I love that blossom with pink petals in winter.
That cherry tree stood out in the scenery.