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Peaceful Town: Matsuzaka, Nishi-Izu

I immediately line this town.

Crab on the street.

Foot Bath

Old fashion building with Namako Kabe (Sea Cucumber Wall).

Nice dinner at Shinsai Kuon.

Be careful with Wasabi Edamame (Wasabi young Soy Beans). It really hit you.

All others are also nice.

There was an antique cashier that can work today.

There is a traditional post.

And this is my BGM for a night.

It’s not far from Tokyo; It takes 3:30 hrs.

It’s worth coming

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Short Trip to Kyoto (Day 1)

Last week, I visited Kyoto.

First, I visited Galerie Tamenaga.

Mr. Kiyoshi Tamenaga, the owner, has four galeries: Ginza (Tokyo), Osaka, Paris (France) and recently opened Kyoto.

In Kyoto, he refurbished a traditional Japanese moromi (mash / unrefined sake) factory to a galerie for young artists.

The owner welcomes us to visit the galerie just to enjoy admiring paints and the building.

I enjoyed exchanging impressions of each paints with Mr. Kiyoshi Tamenaga.

The building itself is the art.

I found Shoki san (Mr. Shoki) who protects us from evils, bad lucks and illness on the roof; I felt safe.

I will continue more on next blog.

To be continued….

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Earlier New Year Celebration Ending

Town was quietly celebrating New Year

Kagami Mochi (Layers of Rounded Rice Cakes)
Kadomatsu (Bamboos at the Entrance)
Close Up of Kadomatsu

Usually we decorate these New Year decorations till 15 January.

However, I saw some were taken away this morning.

Tonight, Japanese government announced the State of Emergency in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and China effective 8 January – 7 February 2021.

We are in high alert now; perhaps, some building owners were concerned engaging staffs to take away New Year decorations at later date.

COVID has been taking away celebrations from us.

Hopefully we can enjoy Ohanami (Sakura Viewing) this spring.

Japanese government encourages us to stay home and work from home.

Unfortunately, as at 23:30 hrs Japan time, I am yet to hear an announcement from my boss allowing us to work from home tomorrow.

I brought back office laptop and others to prepare for working from home; but I need to bring them back. Hummmm