Sunday, December 25, 2011

Her Birthday

 Christmas is her birthday also. My wife was busy to make secret sweets for her.
 She was so pleased with them. Good job, honey!
I liked it very much, and ate too much. I mean we enjoyed happy Christmas day too much.

Surprise Flower

always makes women happy. Yoko ONO said the same thing on the TV program, I think. Yes, it seems to be true.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

It is interesting that Japanese traditional sweets 'NERIKIRI' meets western Christmas.

Sunset view from our house

Let us have a wonderful Christmas weekend, please.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


This teapot joined our tea set today. It is one of Japanese traditional ironware called 'NANBU TEKKI'. Likely, which has been made in TOHOKU region for about  400 years. About 400 years history! Wish TOHOKU region will revive as soon as possible.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


My older daughter made this snowshoe hare using the fruit of MANRYO in the garden. I know I'm a typical fond father though, I like her sensitive artistic sense very much.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

They love the piano,

especially the younger daughter is crazy about it very much. Hopefully me too...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Our friend in Boise visited our house!

He and his wife took care of us very much, when we were in Boise about 5years ago. Since he had a business trip to Japan, we could have chance to see him. He was very surprised by our older daughter's rapid growth(she was just 2~3 years old at that time), and pleased to see our younger daughter first time. Thank you for coming, we were very very glad to see you again!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Repairing the wading shoes' sole

 I remembered that my wading shoes' sole was almost broken. The fishing off season is good chance to fix it. Prepare the aquaseal, a cutter, pair of new sole sheet, a tape and the ethanol.
 After the taping, just wait for a while.
Well done!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Are you guys ready for Christmas?

We are getting!

Playing outside

 We three took charge of house during my wife's absence today. Let's go out and play!
 Now she knows the fun of soap bubbles.
Our MANRYO's red is prime now. It is getting winter weather little by little.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


We took a half day off on Friday and headed for TEDORIGAWA river. After about 6.5h drive, we got to our hotel close to the river.
 We left our hotel 3:30AM, and waited for the reception opening until past 6AM.
 After finished the reception, moved to the hole together and made preparation for fishing. 7:00AM was starting time.
 This shooting line system was new to me, but I couldn't have a time to practice casting.
 This was only my fish today, which was caught at 7:43AM. Don't ask me the detail, please. And ... that's it.
 It was raining all through the day. Even using type4 sink tip, it was difficult to keep the fly in the bottom range because of high level of water.
15:30 was ending time. Don't forget the followings next year, Lance.
  1. You should have many heavy shots.
  2. You should have heavier sink tip than type4.
  3. Fishing trip should be set around 11/10.
  4. You need full two days including check the river the day before.
  5. You need more casting practice... 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tarte Tatin

My wife made it tonight as a dessert after the meal. I mean it was dangerous! I've never eaten such a delicious apple sweets, sour and  sweet were so well balanced. If you are interested in its recipe, check haru_mi 秋Vol.21 now.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ring girl

She played the ring girl at my female cousin's wedding party. But I didn't know she walked with her bridegroom. I should confess I felt jealous...

Saturday, November 05, 2011

PORTA (Red wine)

We drunk its white wine which was given by curryman at Halloween party. But it was difficult to rank for me because I had couple of glass of beer before it... So I tasted this red wine today though, it likely was too sour and bitter for me.

PORTA 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON; 2star(5star is the highest rank)

Its color matching was 5star, perfect one for Halloween.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Fun to play tennis

Today we played tennis with SAZAEMAN's family together. To tell the truth, I'm getting remember my strong passion for tennis, which I had in my college days. By the way, when I bound up the grip tape this morning, I forgot to cover the grip end with the tape(see the pic). It showed clearly my long long blank time without tennis...  

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Party

Just before the party

Honey, you did good job!

Both kids and adults had a good time, I believe.

A sleeping pirate, he was a only adult with a fancy dress.
Stay hungry and foolish together, man! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Handmade cake for her

It was good to eat. She liked it very much.

Her first B.D.

Happy birthday, my sugar! Please keep being just healthy and have much fun on your first birthday. Her older sister painted this house for her.


I couldn't help buying this wine when curryman's family took us to COSTCO in Japan last weekend. It was not my favorite CABERNET which I gave 5 star in Boise but PINOT NOIR though, I found it was not bad as just for a change.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall was in full swing

We visited my wife's parents' house to see her younger sister's baby with this special handmade cake.

I felt fall was in full swing there so much.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Having lunch together on weekday

Just for a change we went out for lunch. Smoked salmon was nice.

Main dish was also fantastic.

And this fig on the tart was dangerous! We enjoyed the autumn taste a lot.

End of the fishing season this year

September 30, it was the last day of fishing season this year. I couldn't help going there...
The water level was still higher than usual, but it didn't look like bad condition for the dry fly. 
It was cloudy and sometimes sunny.
Since there was no hatch, I tied the spider parachute pattern first.
Every fish of this river is so healthy and beautiful.
It might be my first fall fishing on this river.
First good one by the floating nymph pattern.
These small ones are the proof of the reproduction.

He also must miss the summer.
It was my lucky last fish of this season.
Thanks, my stimulator.

He was so wild and strong, perfect fall fish for me.
 I know you don't like me though, hopefully see you next year.

I love this Japanese traditional fall scenery very much.