Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kobushi (Kobushi magnolia)

Today, it was fine and warm.
I went to a woods near my house, and took these photos.
Kobushi is a tree which bloom in early spring.
So it is a word of spring in haiku poetry.
Those trees in the first photo are very tall.
"kobushi" literally means fist in English.
Because the fruit of the tree looks like a fist.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Election Campaign

election campaignI took this photo in front of funabashi station.
Chiba prefecture governor's election is held on this coming Sunday.
The race is hot.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start blooming

cherry blossomI found a few cherry blossoms blooming today by ebigawa(ebi-river).
This is most popular species of cherry tree, "Somei-yoshino".
Petal is white(slightly pink).
I suppose those will be in full bloom after around a week .

By the way, today, just a year has passed since opening this blog.
I hope you check my first article on this blog from here

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Japanese Zelkova Tree

Japanese zelkova tree in funabashi shrine
I took these photos in funabashi daijingu shrine.
This tree was damaged by cannonball in the battle of boshin war(1868-1869).
But it has been still alive.

Japanese zelkova tree in funabashi shrine

Monday, March 23, 2009

Boy's day dolls in a Supermarket

Boy's day doll (Gogatsu Ningyo)
Boy's day doll (Gogatsu Ningyo)
Those dolls are called "Gogatsu Ningyo".
Those are doll for boy's day(boy's festival).
It is on May 5th.
But boy's day dolls have already been displayed in a supermarket.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tobu Department Store in Early Evening

Tobu department store
I took this photo on the pedestrian deck which is on north side of funabashi station.
This department store is connected with JR funabashi station and Tobu railway funabashi station.
It is a land mark of central funabashi.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sign of Karaoke Box

sign of Karaoke Box
Karaoke is a system which we sing a song along to machine.
Karaoke Box is a place we enjoy Karaoke.
The slogan on the banner is "The place you can be hero".

By the way, I have never visit to any Karaoke Box for a long time.
Because I'm a bath room singer,

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sushi Shop and Scooter

delivery scooter
I took these photos in front of a sushi shop (sushi restaurant).
That is a delivery scooter of the sushi shop.
I think that many of traditional sushi shops in small town, accept delivery.

sushi shop

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Manga Cafe

manga cafe

manga cafeThis cafe is actually, manga and internet cafe.
They prepare many manga.
I sometime visit there to rest, when I go to central funabashi to take photos.
But I have never read manga for a long time at the cafe.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Station Ikebana

ikebana in a stationIt is getting warm, we are in early spring.
By the way, this ikebana was displayed in a concourse of railway station.
About Ikebana, Please, check my article Ikebana in the railway station .

This ikebana has very simple composition.
Very small petals which have soft colours get the fresh green colour more beautiful.
I think it is an image of spring.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Park in Early Spring

amanuma bentenike park
Today I went to amanuma bentenike park.
This park is near to funabashi railway station.
It was fine and warm.
Many people enjoyed holiday in sun shine.
I like this peaceful mood.
I'd like to go there again, when cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Haiku ( Rainy Park)

Rainy Park
after spring storm ;
raindrops are playing
in a small park

by Nobu

This morning, strong wind blew here in funabashi.
And It has been rain.
After lunch, I went out to take a photo in the light rain.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cabbage Field

cabbage fieldI took this photo in western part of funabashi city.
It is around 3 kilo distance from Funabashi railway station.
Funabashi city has been developed as a bed town of Tokyo, but many fields still remain.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Under the Sky

Funabashi city and the surround have many place that have many up and down.
That low place is just like valley.
By the way I like to watch the sky from the place where I took this photo.
It is a place just like a cliff.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cherry Blossom Bud

cherry blossom buds

somei-yoshino by the river
That tree is a somei-yoshino which is most popular species of cherry tree in Japan.
I suppose it will be bloom around end of this month.
I took this photo by ebigawa (ebi-river) on last Saturday.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Fresh Leaf

I took these photos by ebigawa(ebi-river) today.
I have already post about this cherry tree as Cehrry blossoms in winter.
It is one of early blooming species of cherry tree.
Fresh green leaves have come out from the tree.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Peko-chan as Chef

Do you remember her?
Peko-chan is a mascot of fujiya that is sweets maker in Japan.
She has already appeared in this blog.

Peko-chan .
Peko-chan as fashionable dresser.
Peko-chan with Kimono .
Peko-chan as Santa Claus.

And this time, she became a chef.
I wonder what she cook.

I took this photo in front of a fujiya restaurant

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Family Restaurant in the Evening

family restaurant in the evening This is a family restaurant on the road side.
"Family restaurant" is a Japanized English word.
It means casual dining restaurant.
We usually call it just "famiresu".

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hina Ningyo

hina ningyo
March 3rd is girl's day in Japan.
We call it "Hinamatsuri" or "Momo no sekku".
It is an event to celebrate in hope of growth of girl in healthy.
On that day families who have girl set dolls called "hina ningyo" in their house.
Those dolls are in court dress of the heian era.
In the photo above, Emperor and Empress are on the top platform.
Three attendant ladies are on the second platform.

hina ningyo
hina ningyo

Monday, March 02, 2009

Station Kiosk

train station kiosk
This is a train station kiosk.
They prepare various items.
It is very convenient for the people who commute by train.
I took this photo on the concourse of funabashi station.

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