Today's sunset!

We also can see almost full moon.

It is the first 13th moon in 171 years tomorrow. 
Once in our lifetime. Don't miss it!

Then it'll be a full moon on the 7th.

Enjoy them!!


Hello September!!

Mt. Fuji

Almost 3 months have passed since my last update.

It was very hot and humid summer but now I feel autumn is approaching now.

Until August, I was very busy. Although I finished my main job, I was involved in small things.
But all was over and I was free now!

Then I spend time with my family and friends.

Mother is still in bad condition and I don't think she's getting well.
Until now, I worried and thought of her a lot. But now I am just calm to accept all.
I wish she have some moment to feel happy in a day or in a few days.

Now I like to start working on my own book.
I like to self-publish a book. I am thinking what to write.
I just know I like to write about Japan from my experience as a tour guide and about myself.
If there is anything you like to know about Japan when you visit, please let me know.

And I'll start traveling again next month.
I'll do my best for my book until then.

Hope all have a wonderful September!!


What a beautiful night!

It is a full moon today. 

The collaboration of moon and clouds were fantastic!

When the moon came out, it was like moon was held by hands.

Then slowly it moved over hands.

Then later it became a dragon's eye.

It was my today's best.
A dragon eating a moon!

Do you agree with me?

Eyes and a whisker can be seen.

Enjoy a full moon with dragons!!


Fun time at Hiltop Casita

It is now during Golden Week, holiday-studded week.

I had a great time with my awesome friends at a beautiful restaurant where the hospitality was superb!

Hilltop Casita in Roppongi

My friends are all joyful and happy. 
I love to be with them.

We toasted for our freedom and prosperity!

Non-alcohol sparkling wine for the First drink!

Grean pea potage


Roasted marinated chicken Japanese Wasabi flavor for my main 

Spaghetti meat sauce

Then we moved up to a roof terrace for dessert.

Another group photo with Tokyo Tower

The restaurant presented us this cafelate.
Since we were there so long, I guess this was their way to let us leave...  But they never showed that attitude and were very polite until we left.

But we were asked to move to another seats because they had to prepare for another guests.

A friend of mine took this photo. She is very good at taking photos. I love this photo with my sister.

I am fine now.


Beautiful cherry blossoms

Hello everyone,

While I wasn't updating my blog, winter left and spring came. I started traveling around with cherry blossoms. 

I am very fine but very busy about my family and business. My mother isn't getting better but isn't becoming worse right now. I started translating jobs besides tour jobs. No time to paint and make pottery now.

I try to make time to come back here. And I'll reply mails when I have time. 

Please enjoy my photos!!

Have a lovely April!!


Keep peace in our heart.

Still damages....
Supermarkets and convenient stores in my neighnbour didn't have much food yet. I'll go there early in the morning tomorrow. Since we may have another snow the day after tomorrow, I need food stock for my family.

Compared to other areas, I'm much luckier.

Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture had the most severe damages and people there are still suffering.

Those photos below are taken randomly from twitter or Facebook.

Some areas are isolated. 
Some have blackout.

Some highways have been closed since the 14th. Drivers have to stay in a car or they could evacuate in a shelter
Volunteer groups deliver food to drivers. 

A bread delivery truck which was also stucked gave away all the bread.
This bread company "Yamazaki" have its own delivery trucks and drivers can give away food in emergency situation by their own decision, which is the company policy. 

Abnormal weather condition all over the world.

Keep hope and peace in our heart.
Everything will be alright soon.


No food...

We had LOTS OF SNOW on the Valentine's Day in Tokyo area. It was the first heaviest snowfall in 120 years!!!! Crazy!!!!! 

Last week it was said the first heaviest snow in 45 years!! The record was already renewed!!!

Then there are still lots of snow left and trains and airplanes were cancelled and delayed.   

I know some areas have more snow all over the world. But since people in Tokyo area are not used to snow, the public transportation isn't ready for it.

So look at the photo!!
No food at convenient stores and supermarkets. Maybe not in city center but in rural areas. 

Workers can't commute to factories!!!

This scene is like after the big earthquakes in 2011.

The weather forecast says we'll have another snow this coming Wednesday...
Oh no....


White Valentine's Day!

It is snowing very heavily today.
Last weekend, we also had the heaviest snowfall for the first time in 45 years.
Maybe it is my first White Valentine's Day!!
Stay warm!!


Happy Valentine's Day!!

Dearest my friends,

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Enjoy a lovely day with your beloved ones ♡♡♡

I filmed this at Odaiba in Tokyo which is a reclaimed island.
Because of the Valentine's day, there were many Hearts everywhere.

I love this view with the Statue of Liberty presented by French gov., Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.