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Fukuno Yotaka Fesival

2018年5月5日 土曜日

Fukuno Yotaka Festival was taken place on May 1 and 2, 2018. The streets were crowded with many spectators. My customers from USA and I took a taxi from Kanazawa to see the Festival. Japan Meteorological Agency forecasted rain and stomy wind on May 2nd. So, we went there on May 1st.This festival started about 366 years ago. Big fire destroyed almost all buildings in the village. Poeple there wanted to encourage distressed people and to pray the recovery of the village.The festival was really amazing, and worth visiting.

2017.12Winter at Gassho village

2017年12月27日 水曜日

Gokayama Suganuma village

Myozenji temple

Snow comes at Gassho village in Winter 2017, late December

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.