Tuesday, April 11, 2006

100% full



Finally they are full. I wish this lasts long. From now on, the percentage is going down back. There is a strong wind today. This might accelerate the flower-fall-off procedure.

Anything lasts just a while, this is the fundamental of Japanese beauty.

Monday, April 10, 2006

White wall





Downtown Kurayoshi retains historical buildings. We visited very famous area that is characterized by white wall. In all guide books besides "Lonely planet", one can see this landscape. A festival related with girl dolls was going on.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sand dune





With Karl, Nagender, and Jeong-Seon, I visited Tottori sand dune, which is the only sightseeing spot in Tottori according to a guide book named "Lonely planet".

The dimension of the sand dune is a few kilometer scale. There are decent amount of Japanese tourists. I was happy to see those people because they prove that I live in a place that is worth to visit.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

90% full




With Karl, I went to Utsubuki park at downtown Kurayoshi. A lot of people were there to enjoy cherry blossoms. We saw only three non Japanese. It seems that Misasa is more international than Kurayoshi. There are a lot of temporal junk-food shops. They are part of cherry-blossoms season.



Kurayoshi invited a hip-hop band to the festival because vocal guy was grown in Kurayoshi. It was a pity that their crappy music ruined the atmosphere.



In the evening, we went to a festival run by Misasa. Because the target of the festival is not local people but hot-sprint visitor, they are serious. Japanese drums, Japanese three-string guitar, and Japanese traditional songs. I like Misasa's festival more than Kurayoshi's.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

50% full



The cherry blossoms are getting open and open everyday. I like this waiting-phase the best because I do not have to worry to loose nice flowers. Today there was a HANAMI party under cherry blossoms right next to the main river.

I misunderstand "comment moderate option" as "comment modify option". Now anyone can put comment without moderation.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Time for cherry blossoms (5% full)



Japanese likes cherry blossoms. A new school year starts from April with fullly opened cherry blossoms. A flower means cherry blossom in Japan.

I can see cherry blossoms from my new office. They are 5%. I cannot wait to see fully opened cherry blossoms because I have not seen them five years.