Thursday, October 31, 2013

The best way to drink sake in winter is to heat sake :)

SUGIDAMA "Japanese cedar balls"
 A Sugidama is a sign a sake(rice wine) brewery starts to sell new sake. It is suspended in fall, is initially green , as time passes, become brown.They know how the sake matureed to see its color. The more matures sake , the more rich and lussh the taste becomes.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


ELECTRIC WIRE(and rail tracks)
 DANGER.ELECTROCUTION HAZARD. A rail tracks and electric wires are raid under the bridge. Don't touch the wire!
(taken in the area of the Komaruyama-park intersection.)
 この した でんき あぶない!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ise Jingu - 伊勢神宮

Ise Jingu.
 Jingu is often introduced in the dictionary as "Ise Jingu." However, the official name is "Jingu" without "Ise." Jingu is principally composed of the Naiku where Amaterasu Omikami, the ancestral kami of the Imperial Family, is worshiped, and Geku where Toyouke Omikami, the kami of agriculture and industry, is worshiped.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Misogi-gawa river

 飯尾宗祇の「言の葉も この輪を越えよ 御祓川」の和歌に由来すると伝えられています。
Misogi-gawa river
 Misogi is a ritual ablution. Misogi of the Keta-hon-guu shrine have been performed in the river.