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Autumn Colors in Kenrokuen garden

2017年11月18日 土曜日

Early November to mid-November is the best time for autumn colors in Kenrokuen garden.These photos are taken at Yamazakiyama hill.

 

Toyama Clay Doll Work

2017年6月8日 木曜日

Toyama Clay Doll work was originally started about 150 years ago. Toyama local lord, Maedo 10th generation invited a famous potter Hidenobu Hirose from Nagoya. The skill of this traditional art work is handed down to Toyama Clay Doll Transmission Committee called ” Toyama Tsuti Ningyo Denshokai”.
Owara local dance doll. Doll of horse with legs. Beckoning figure cat doll.

Cruise Ship Tour in Toyama City

2016年12月7日 水曜日

Toyama city on October 20, 2016. Fugan canal conects Kansui Koen park, which is located near Toyama Station with Iwase District of Toyama port.

Morike is an old merchant house at Iwase District. Nakajima Lock,which is situated in the middle of the canal works to lift ships or lower them when they go through the lock. Azami is the city grass for Toyama city.

New landmark for 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

2016年11月24日 木曜日

New landmark of 21st Centry Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa was open to the public. The facility is designed by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima. It is named Pavilion Glob MARU. I had two tour guide services for Australian couple and Italian travel agent on Nov 22nd and 23rd, 2016 respectively. We took photos inside and outside the facility. Nov 22 was an unexpectedly warm, fine day. Nov 23rd was unusually cold day, but we had no rain. We were lucky.

 

 

 

Shirakawago tour guide on November 16th,2016

2016年11月17日 木曜日

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I showed Shirakawago UNESCO World Heritage Site to my guests from USA on November 16th,2016. Autumn colors are in their best season.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Tour

2016年8月30日 火曜日

Kurobe Dam stores 2 hundred million cubic meters of water. Water is released from the Dam 10 tons per second. Discharging of water is operated for sightseeing purpose from near end of June until mid-October.Gushing water is spectacular. (続きを読む…)

Tojinbo Cliffs

2015年12月23日 水曜日

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We visited Tojinbo on Dec. 20, 2015. It was unexpectedly fine day. We have mostly cloudy, rainy or snowy days in the Hokuriku region in winter. Tojinbo has two meanings. One is the name of Cliffs coastal line. The other is the name of a misbehaved Buddhist priest.  Tojinbo is the shore area of Fukui prefecture in the Sea of Japan. The cliffs’ rocks stretch along the coastal line about 1 km long. The cliffs are about 25 meter tall. The rocks form columnar joints being composed of multi-pyroxine andesite. The rocks are mostly basalt rocks.

Legendary it is said that a corrupt Buddhist priest, named Tojinbo was thrown from the cliffs into the sea by his fellow priests.

We walked along the coastal path to reach Oshima island. It took about 40 minutes.

Illumination at Gokayama Gassho village

2015年12月13日 日曜日

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illumination events were taken place at Gokayama Gassho villages ( Ainokura & Suganuma ) 0n Dec. 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Gokayama was designated as World Heritage site in 1995. This event was carried out as the celebration of 20-year anniversary of the designation. We visited both villages on Dec. 7 . The outside was a little bit chilly, but we enjoyed a wonderful light up.

Buddhist Pagoda of Kanazawa

2015年11月23日 月曜日

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We see a white tower from the observation point of Kenrokuen garden. I was often asked about the white tower located in the middle of Utastuyama hill by my customers. Nehru Jawaharlal, ex- Prime Minister of India presented Bone of Buddha to Japan in 1954, about 10 years after World War 2. This pagoda was constructed in 1974, about 20 years after receiving Buddha’s Bone from Nehru. This pagoda is the symbol of praying for recovery of Japan from shambles after WW2, and of praying for forever-lasting World Peace.

I am Mr. T , a professinal tour guide in Kanazawa

2015年11月19日 木曜日

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a heron perch on a rock. The rock is situated on Horaijima island. The heron has its territory in Kenrokuen garden. I often see the heron at Kasumigaike pond ( Misty pond ) and Hyisagoike pond ( Gourd-shaped pond ). Four ladies from Australia enjoyed two-day tour. One day was for Kanazawa. The next day was for Shogawa river cruise ship and Gokayama Gassho village. They are all cheerful ladies, and good walkers. They called me ” Mr. T “. It sounded comfortable for me, and easy to pronounce. I liked to be called ” Mr. T ” , which comes from my name ” Takashi ” , of course. T also sounds like ” Tea ” of Tea Ceremony.