2 years ago today, my father passed away. I was working when I got a call from his nurse. Ironically when he stopped the last breath, I was taking care of another patient. Today , because of the 2 year, I had to do the memorial service for him. Normally all family gather for the… Read More Buddhist Memorial Service
Cosmos flower is the one of typical Autumn flower in Japan and it’s very popular. Some city / town councils encourage people to sow the seed at waste land 🙂 As result, when the plants start blood min the flower, it’s so beautiful then the city/town can get tourists.
Sake — yes , It is Japanese alcohol, made from rice. Likewise “wine” “beer”, Sake has also different flavour or taste , depends on the area. So that there are many different Sake bleweries all over Japan. They ( in photo ) are the local Sake , where I now live and work , very… Read More Sake
It’s the harvest time for rice. There are many red spider lilies around these rice field, very much like ” Autumn ” in Japan. Red spider lily is called as ” higanbana 彼岸花” or ” manjushaka 曼珠沙華”. The time to their flower blooming is around Autumnal Equinox Day, it is called as ” higan”. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higan Red… Read More Autumn Rural village
This shrine has been famous .. because of CNN article. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/24/travel/gallery/most-beautiful-japan/ It’s only 50km away from my home ( takes 1 hour or less ) . It is beautiful. But , MUST come here early morning, otherwise it’s full of tourists nowadays. Of course there are any great places in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka or… Read More One of “Japan’s 31 most beautiful places”
Just baked 🙂 still hot !!! Seeeds and nuts bread for breakfast. I love typical Japanese breakfast ( Miso soup, rice and some other dishes) but also I love bread&coffee for day off morning. I bake breads, muffins and biscuits etc.. Because it’s quite enjoyable to think about the combination ( which seeds , dried… Read More Day off morning
I work for 3 hospitals. One of them is , Breast cancer care unit. One of our patients (post chemotherapy to fight with breast cancer) made and gave this for me 🙂 She said she really has wanted to learn the embroidly ball and just found a class to learn. Making them makes her relax… Read More Traditional embroidly hand ball ( Temari )
This is a stone lantern at a gate of shrine , which is very religious. but animals are innocent 🙂 They can play and stay wherever they want.
Day off today .. I visited one of old temples around this area , where I have lived. Due to too much stress and too many thoughts in my mind, simply I wanted to make myself calm and ease. One of the temples, it has very special big Buddhist rosary. You pull down the… Read More Clear mind at Japanese Buddhism temple
I miss my parents and my sister. Even though it’s around 25 years ago, but still I remember clearly when my mother’s doctor was trying to perform CPR.. And her hands were still warm but he told me she had gone… Some years later I became a nurse then I understand her condition ( cancer)… Read More Being alone