Saturday, October 27, 2007

Burning California

As reported on Japanese news programs, California is struck by wildfires.

- Wildfire in California (Yahoo!Japan news)

In CNN web site, we can see how large area have been burnt.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Revival of Shinkai 6500

I reported the trouble of the Japanese submersible "Shinkai 6500".
She could not dive donw to deep sea.

The famous submersible "Shinkai 6500" >> see details (in Japanese).
She has a titanium pressure sphere with diameter of about 2m.
Three people can ride into the sphere.

The hatch at the top of sphere had a trouble.

"Hello! I'm a pressure sphere!"
(not like "The Scream" by Munch)

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Salty Coffee

In Ethiopia, coffee with salt seems to be popular.
Such special coffee can be enjoyed at the restaurant "K",
famous with pasta and world beer, located along an alley
near the Todai-Mae station, Tokyo subway.

Coffee with salt from the world; Sicilia, Andes, Pakistan, Mongol
and Japan. Which is better for me?
Ethiopia is a birthplace of coffee, so that I have to try the original style.

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Standing Giant

I was very glad for many visitors to my blog ( at the So-net Blog Stamp rally. I also got a stamp on my blog with a feeling of wrongness.Thanks for many comment. More comments from new visitors are welcome.

By the way, I visited this place yesterday.

What does the iron giant look up?

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Edge of platform

I went to the Tokyo station for business
and stood at the edge of the platform.
Many trains came and passed. Many people came and passed.
On the other hand, skyscrapers recently constructed stood silently.

Movement and silence.

The Megalopolis makes me feel strength, power, fear of human.

After I missed a train to home intentionally,
I had imagined the world poetically just for a 5 minute.

Princess goes to Moon

As many Japanese people know, a spacecraft with two mini-spacecraft, named Kaguya (or known as SELENE) goes close to the Moon. The name is a princess back to moon, based on the Japanese old tale. Recently, a Hi-vision image of the Earth taken by Kaguya has been reported on TV news. This time, New images of the Moon are released by JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).

- The Kaguya spacecraft took photos of the Moon(Japanese report by )

On Oct 9th, the moon the age of the moon was 26th. Since the moon facing to the Earth colored black by the shade, Kaguya took the photos from the back side of the moon. She is almost reaching her old home.
I'm looking forward the next photography; collaboration shots with Moon and Earth.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I ate raw fishes, so called SASHIMI, in Sapporo city.
Can you guess what kind of fish I ate?

Smelt (Shishamo in Japanese)!
What a small fish is it? Are there some parts to eat?
However, it was very delicious.
Another one behind smelt is raw saury.
It also tasted nice.

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In Sapporo

I'm in Sapporo, the biggest city in northern Japan, for another business trip.
Four years have been past since I visited last time.
The hotel is located in a downtown.
Anyway, let's have a dinner!
See you!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today's Kyoto

Last day, I was in Nagoya. Today, I'm in Kyoto.
This is the Katsura campus of the Kyoto Univ.
It was a year ago when I visited here first.
I feel number of people (students) have increased.

Same picture as I took last year.

W-Zero3, my new mobile phone, give more bright picture than the former one (named Kyo-Pon).

Today, October 1, is a start day of the later school term.
Students walking around talked on a time schedule of their lectures.

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Eat what?

I'm in a business trip in Japan.

Wow, a fantastic food!
Can you guess where I am?

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