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July 29, 2010

No eyes?

This is a Daruma doll(達磨, Daruma). It is imitation ornament of Bodhidharma Zazen.

Eyes are sold in blank. They pray for something. If it is achieved, it is customary to write the Daruma eyes.

July 27, 2010

Ring-Ring ♪

Wind bells market in Kawasaki Daishi.

Around the beginning of summer, various wind bells are collected from all over Japan.
Here you can see the difference of each characteristics.

July 26, 2010


Kōbō-Daishi(弘法大師) says.
When a heart is seized with worldly desires such as the darkness, all the things to come across become the evil. However, if open eyes of the enlightenment, all the things to come across are precious.

This statue is called "Jikokuten(持国天)".
It is one of the guardian deity protecting the east of the Four Heavenly Kings.

July 24, 2010


This is popular name Kawasaki Daishi(川崎大師). The official name is Heiken-ji(平間寺).
Here is located in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

July 22, 2010

Dancing clouds

Sunny days, cheerful clouds.

July 21, 2010

Only one

Flower colors look the same, but each one has the feature.
It is the same a human being, too.

July 19, 2010

Sun ball

Have a lot of sun exposure, and its power is represented in orange.

July 17, 2010

Floral scent

Eyes are nailed to the beauty of flowers, and the fragrance heals me.

July 14, 2010


To live life to the fullest, be not afraid a change.

July 11, 2010


Do you like a view from the hill?

West Japan in the Edo period(1603-1868), the small size of the clan, many of them narrow alluvial plain too.
Therefore, to increase the incomes of the clan, often paddy fields were made to the slope of mountain.
Tradition of Rice Terraces(棚田, Tanada) is succeeded to now.

July 9, 2010


This is a place called the Rice Terraces. There are a lot of it in Japan.

July 7, 2010

Star Festival

七夕(Tanabata, July 7) is said to be a combination of Chinese tradition with beliefs peculiar to Japan.

It celebrates the meeting, just once a year, of two lovers, Hikoboshi (the star Altair, personified as a cowherd) and Orihime (Vega, as a weaving girl), who are separated by the Milky Way on the other days of the year.

In general, a strip of paper to write their wishes are carried out to decorate bamboo leaves.

July 5, 2010

The sun blooms

The day was cloudy, but we felt better by virtue of yellow flowers.
This is a blessing of the sun, too.

July 1, 2010


Sun goes down, and night goes on.
So far, it has been repeated on several occasions.