Monday, June 29, 2009

Carps in the River

carps in the river

I have already showed you carp stream as " Carp stream in kindergarten".
And in this time, I show you real carps.
You can see some carps in the first photo.
Carps usually sail in water, not sky.
I took this photo by ebi-gawa ( ebi-river).

love Green, love Freedom

I took this photo in funabashi shrine around ten days ago.
Green is a symbolic colour of life and nature for me.
Those leaves of trees looks beautiful, because of sun light.
But in dark, the tree might looks a ghost.
Everyone can't live easily without sunshine.
And I can't live without freedom.
I hope blogger "A" is safe in somewhere in Iran.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Hyakka-tei is a izakaya (Japanese pub) which is located near nishi-funabashi station.
A Japanese water mill is displayed in front of the izakaya.
It stands out on a street.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cormorants under the Highway

cormorants under the high way

I took this photo by the mouth of ebi-river.
I often see cormarants stay under the highway.
I think they had already finished dinner on that time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fishing Port

Funabashi fishing port

Scenery around the fishing port is changing.
You can see tall building over the port in the photo above.

funabashi fishing port
But funabashi fishing port still works full-scale because of a large shallow that remains in front of funabashi city.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Net on the Boat

boat in funabashi fishing port
I took this photo in Funabashi fishing port.
You can see a net on the boat in this photo.
Fishermen go to shallow by small boat, and catch clams (short-neck clam) with such a net.
I think it is a hard work to operate that heavy net alone.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lighthouse with Green Leaves

light house in funabshi-shrine
It is difficult for me to take photo of that lighthouse.
But I tried to take a photo of top of the lighthouse.

This lighthouse stands in the precincts of funabashi shrine.
Please check my article, " Lighthouse in Funabashi Shrine".

Monday, June 22, 2009

Green Tree in the Shrine

tree in funabashi shrine

tree in funabashi shrine
This old tree stands in the precincts of funabashi daijingu (funabashi shrine).
Trunk of the tree is covered with moss.
When I visited the shrine, around the tree is very calm.
The tree looks more beautiful in the silence.

Sunday, June 21, 2009



This is a main street in central funabashi.
It is called "Honcho-dori (street)".
This street is an old shopping district.
Small old shops still remain on the street.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bicycle Parking on the Sidewalk

bicycle parking on the sidewalk
I have already introduced you a bicycle parking which is close to funabashi station.
There are many bicycle parking around the station.
I took this photo on a corner of a crossing in central funabashi.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Osamu Dazai

relief of Osamu Dazai
This is a relief of Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) who was an excellent novelist.
His works have still been very popular, especially in young generation of Japan.

He lived in funabashi in around a year.
This bridge is near to the place where he lived.

Osamu Dazai was born on Jun 19 , 1909.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Small Field in the Morning

Yesterday, I got up very early and took a walk in my town.
This small field is near to my house.
You can see woods over the field.
I think that woods is a nice home of birds.
I sometime go there to hear birds singing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Light on the Bridge

light on ebigawa-bridge
in drizzle ;
a little moon cast
gentle light

by Nobu

This bridge is on a main street in central funabashi.
If you go to straight on the street, you will see an entrance of funabashi shrine soon.

Monday, June 15, 2009

South Side of Funabashi Station in the Evening

south side
I took this photo on south side pedestrian deck of funabashi station.
In the left of this photo, you can see Fnabashi Face(building).
It is really faced to the station.
And that building in the right is Seibu department store.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Big Maneki Neko in the Evening

big maneki neko in the evening
This maneki neko is set on the roof of the shop.
( maneki neko means "good luck beckoning cat" )
I have already introduced you this big cat.
But I tried to take a photo of it in the evening.
This maneki neko is more lovely in evening. ( I think... )

Friday, June 12, 2009

Paper Lantern of a Yakitoriya

paper lantern of a yakitoriya
Those paper lanterns are hung outside of a yakitoriya.
"Yakitoriya" is a kind of Izakaya (Japanese pub).
It mainly serve "yakitori".
And "yakitori" is a grilled skewered chicken.
It is good with not only Sake but also beer.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hydrangea after the Rain

I took this photo this afternoon.
Hydrangea is a typical flower in Jun.
After the rain, those flowers look more beautiful.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Children in the Shrine

I took these photos in the precincts of yamano sengen Jinja.
When I was a boy, I used to play in such a shrine.
They took me back to my boyhood.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Baby Guardian Dog

father guardian dog and baby guardian dog
I took these photos in yamano sengen jinja.
In the photo above, you can see a guardian dog standing on the top of rocks.
And you can also see his baby in the bottom of the photo.
Father guardian dog is watching his baby.

baby guardian dog
And the baby guardian dog is about to try to climb up those rocks by his own power.


This morning I received a wonderful award from Daily Haiku of Joo.
I am honoured to receive it, because "Daily Haiku" is an excellent Photo and Haiku(poetry) blog.
( You might know I love haiku and sometime write haiku in English.)
Every day, Joo post her nice photo and haiku that she select, on her blog.
Thanks Joo!

And, I have to follow rules which are:

- Put the Award in the blog
- Link back to the blog you gave you it
- Pass the Award on to other blogs
- Inform owners about Award
- Make rules visible

I pass the award to ...

Macro Photos
Chronicles from the shore
Tokorozawa daily photo

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Yamano Sengen Jinja (4)

stone lantern in yamano sengen jinja
This is a stone lantern in yamano sengen jinja.
It is set in front of the hall of the shrine.
Those pine trees make the stone lantern more beautiful.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Yamano Sengen Jinja (3)

gate of the shinto shrine
This is second gate of yamano sengen jinja.
Long approach lies behind this stone gate.
I like walk on this calm approach.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Yamano Sengen Jinja (2)

stone stairs in yamano sengen jinja
Entrance of yamano sengen jinja is faced to route 14.
But we have to go up this stone stairs to go to hall of the shrine.
You can see stone gate on top of the stairs.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Yamano Sengen Jinja (1)

yamano sengen jinjaYamano sengen jinja is a shinto shrine that is located between funabashi station and nishi-funabashi station.
It is on a hill.
Fine pine trees grow by the hall of shrine.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Along the Railway Track

I took this photo between funabashi station and nishi-funabashi station.
(nishi means west)
That train is sobu-line.
You can see buildings in central funabashi in the distance.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

West Library

west library

This municipal library is on a calm small hill.
Many trees are by the library.
It is not main library of funabashi city, but I like it.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Duck Sails on the River

duck sails on ebi-river
Ebigawa (ebi-river) is a river which flows in funabashi city.
I often see duck sailing on the river.
That place is not so far from funabashi railway station.

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