Saturday, July 25, 2009

My parents helped

us to choose the plot for our new house today. Their advises, based on more experience than ours, were so useful. Thanks a lot, mam and dad! We are getting close to first due date, anyway...

This is KUMA-ZEMI cicada which is the biggest species in Japan.

Fortunately, I succeeded in catching it only by hands without any landing net. Its key was the same as one of fishing, 'Sneaking' and 'Without hesitation'.

We also could see fantastic ones of KANOGAWA-river fireworks display tonight.

Our daughter had been afraid of fireworks until quite recently, because of its huge impact sound. But now she seemed to be its freak, looked so happy to see them.

Friday, July 24, 2009

This unknown mayfly

reminded me of something important this morning, just before leaving for the office. It was definitely new to me, middle sized female spinner with two tails.

Give me a time to identify it, and remember something important for me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

NOURYOSAI festival

was held today at her kindergarten. She loved her special hair style by her grandma, my mam.

Now her summer vacation is getting close. Good job in the first term, and have a great fun, sweetie!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

HAKONE and ASHIOKO lakeside

Since our daughter had overnight camping activity at her kindergarten yesterday, my wife and I stayed at HAKONE resort house.

It was so fine morning, today.

After breakfast, we took a walk around there. It was just great present from her for us.

Wonderful coffee time.

NATSU_TSUBAKI(SYARA_NOKI); Japanese stuartia. It reminded me of daughter because of its name. I like its noble white.

This was second shot though, I couldn't find its name yet...

NEZI_BANA; Ladies' tresses. What a beautiful name is it!

YAMA_HOTARU_BUKURO; Bell flower. Cute shape isn't it?

This was my first shot of KAKESU(Jay). Next time, let me take a pic of your face please.

It was too hot, today. HOOJIRO(Japanese bunting) enjoyed playing in the water.

Let me join it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Flowers of today

Let me introduce some flowers found during walking around KADOIKE park.

NEMUNOKI; Silk tree

OOYAE_KUCHINASHI ; One of gardeina, very fragrant

She is getting good biker. Have a nice and safe ride, sweetie!

Please give me a time to identify these two species.

Maybe I should go library or get thicker picture book.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

We might have found

good plot for our new home.

We liked its convenient location and quietness for the education of our daughter. Need to be more investigation, of course.

This park was just in front of it.

By the way, this is the most familiar beetle in Japan, called MAME-KOGANE. It reminded me of terrestrial fly tying. Please give me a time for just thinking of fishing, anyone!

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Since my sister-in-law had her wedding party tomorrow there, we came to SHINJUKU ward in Tokyo today.

I couldn't remember when I visited here last time.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. It is famous for the view from the top, and we can go up to the top without a free.

It was nice view as I'd heard. It might be better, if we had a chance to be there at night to see night view.


morning glory, had first flower this morning. She was so excited.

Hope we can see more soon!