Sunday, September 15, 2019

Japanese Verbal Entertainment "Rakugo" and Dragonfly etc;

*Rakugo with Orchestra*
On 5th this month, we went to hear "Rakugo". What is more, in collaboration with orchestra. "Rakugo" is a form of Japanese Verbal Entertainment. The lone storyteller (落語家 rakugoka) sits on stage and depicts a long and complicated comical (or sometimes sentimental) story. Dressed in a kimono, the storyteller remains seated throughout the performance. So happy for my first experience with live, but unfortunately, we were NOT allowed to take pictures and videos,



Picture and long Video of the Rakugoka "Shota" from PC whom we went to see.
I found this page which explains Rakugo in English elaborately.
With this video in the page, Diane explains about Rakugo in English.



*Two kinds of dragonflies*
My Dragonfly Lover husband was SO excited to find this "Lesser Emperor" in front of our house, which he proudly explains that this is the kind especially hard to find.  We released him as soon as finished photo taking.
With my surprise, few days later I found the Lesser Emperor flying around over the near by pond. As you can see, my picture and video were not well taken, Would you please let me post these ;-)








This unidentified Dragonfly's picture was sent from the lady member of the band my husband involves through sns "line".  Surprised to see that looked similar with the one above, but my husband said that definitely this one is the different kind. 


* Yellow Cluster Amaryllis*
We call this Cluster Amaryllis "彼岸花" which literally means "flower of the equinoctial season" in Japanese. They sure bloom around this season. I found red color flower ones at some places this year as well. But How Lucky I was that I haven't seen yellow ones for such a long while. 

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Summer Festival and Early Autumn Taste;


*Summer Festival at Care Home*
31st of last month, one of the lady member of the band "Tenor Saxophone player" my husband involves attended Summer Festival at one of the Care Home in our city. The Chinese Character "祭 maturi " means Festival. How Lucky we were, we had cloudy weather on that day ;-)
The two music they played 1 were Japanese traditional popular Song called "enka".
The lady singer was wearing the same Kimono in the videos,























*Chestnuts from next door Neighbor and Black Kite
The first seasonal gift this year we are annually looking forward to from our next door neighbor.  These are from forest "or grove" in Atu-town Mine-city Yamaguchi-pref.; Known as "Atu-Chestnut".  I AM sure I had Full-Smiling Face when she came to our house holding this yummy gift  (˘˘) 


This Black Kite was siting on top of the Electric Pole beside the cultural hall.
I Loved his or her Courageous and also Sweet Looking Face♪
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Trim, Shampoo and Blow;


*Sweet Poodle at DIY Store*
At a back corner of a big DIY store, A Sweet Poodle was having "Care" by a Handsome Young Man♪  I couldn't help but to watch for a while and follow how the work proceed between them. The poodle seemed to be a very good Boy or Girl staying calm for the young man. Happy to be able to see that sweet scene.



"Black-faced bunting"  I found recently.
When I visited friend's house the other day, this Bunting was staying on the Electric Wire looking for somewhere to fly away. Happy that this birdie kindly stayed for awhile for me to take pictures.



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