Thursday, March 23, 2017


with sadness, or with delightful moving in spring

My friend moves to Osaka, I'll miss her.
A son of my friend enters into a college in Tokyo, so he leaves her home. Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

my spring garden

Though yesterday, it was very cold, today it is warm like usual "early" spring.
When I hear the word "spring", I'm feeling to want to organize my garden, though I don't like weeding.
However in this season I don't need to weed, just put the seedling pots, of course I need to take the seedling from the pot.
I know garden-lovers (I don't now whether such a word exists or not) take care their soil to soften and fertilize and   plant seeds.

In Tokyo today the arrival of cherry blossoms was announced.
Of course not yet, in  Utsunomiya.
I put fake cherry branches on the shelf.

Additionally, this books is about "Sakura", but the dress is not ours.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday has started.

Though it's a holiday, for us it's a usual Monday.
On Sunday, it was the day for me to read English picture books at the library.

I prepared these things.
After introducing Easter, I let the kids to egg (or chick) hunting at the reading corner.
It was fun.
In the afternoon, we had our winter tiers changed into normal tires.
Well, well, the tires of Yuki's car seems to be old, it seems the time to "buy" new tires.
I wanted to buy ones immediately at the car shop then, he didn't do that.
I hope he will do that as soon as possible.
Then while I was cooking pre-pared dishes, I ds carded 15 little things.  

We did Sunday's job, so we have a usual Monday. Yuki works, and I will go to a beauty salon to get my hair cut.

Friday, March 17, 2017


Eigosaijiki of this week was diploma.
Do you keep your deplomas?

I don't know where they are, and Yuki's neither.

Holding a tube with my diploma, I'm smiling in a photo, I know I graduated long years ago.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kintsugi or kintsukuroi

Yesterday it was the day for Karaku it means I was a pianist at the moment. As usual some audience came to listen to us. -- I played the piano, and Ms.U read some poems. After the 30 minute performing, we enjoyed a good coffee and sweet.
This cup is Hasani-yaki potery.
And the back side is --

Can you see the line?
This cup was broken at the big earthquake and the master repaired with KINTSUGI.
KINTSUGI is --- according to Wikipedia
is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e  technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Looks KOFUU ---doesn't it?

KOFUU means ancient and modesty.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How do you get the fuzz off your sweater?

My friend came to have lunch together at home. And she started remove the fuzz of my sweater with a razor in unexpected events.
She "cannot" eat meat. so I prepared fish.

Though I wrote "unexpected events", before she came I had changed winter clothes to spring clothes.
So while I was talking to her, I talked about my sweaters which I love but had lots of fuzz.

So she suddenly said "May I borrow a razor?", and started doing it.
Removing the fuzz seemed not to be so difficult, but rather to be easy. However it takes long time (for me) --- it means for me it looks like to be "troublesome".
She was laughing. And she said "thanks to this lunch, I'll take it to home and finish removing the fuzz off ".

Monday, March 13, 2017

Four and a half hour trip to Mimami Bousou.

A Monday has started. "we" managed to do all things this weekend.
Last Saturday Yuki and I left home about 6:30 and took local trains (We changed  trains just twice on the way to Chiba) to Chiba.

Though I wrote " we changed trains twice", it means, on the day we took a special train from OOMIYA to BOUSOU
This is a special train, it runs just fore times during the spring. So many people who loves trains came to the platform to take photos.

We got to HAMAKANAYA at 11:20.

We came to see this art festival.

Because, yes, our elder daughter T participated in it.
Bousou is at the bottom of Chiba prefecture, so we saw the sea after a long interval, because we have no sea in Tochigi prefecture.

Of course we enjoy fish food.

And  after two hours later we bounded to Utsunomiya. On the way to home, we had to change trains 4 times. We got to home around 7, and had dinner at home ( We bought some cooked-dishes on the way home). As soon as I ate up, I went to bed.
Probably Yuki went to bed earlier than usual -- because the next day he went to play golf from early morning. I also had some things for the new school year at home.