We must protect the senile elderly people from unscrupulous business operators by using the adult guardianship system.

-------- -- --:--
別窓 | スポンサー広告 |
Sumiyoshi Matsuri
2011-07-31 Sun 00:00



During late July and early August .Nagoshi Ohharai (purification in summer) at the Sumiyoshitaisha Grand Shrine will take place with the participation of Nagoshi girls from Imazato-shinchi, children and citizens.
After the holy spirits are transferred to the mikoshi and horen, Togyo Matsuri takes place.
The procession walks through the streets of Osaka(Anryu Kaido) and heads to Sakai City.
It runs through Yamatogawa river which flows between Osaka and Sakai.
After the procession reaches Shukuin Tongu(Sumiyoshi Angu ) in Sakai where a traditional ceremony takes place,Aranigo-no-Ohharai is conducted at Iigaibori.
Traditionally participants walk through a "magic grass ring" and emerge purified.
別窓 | 未分類 |
2011-07-30 Sat 00:00

Gokurakuji is the only temple in Kamakura City that belongs to the Shingon Risshu Buddhist sect.
The temple has been destroyed by fire or natural disaster many times since its founding.
Gokurakuji had many sanctuaries and 49 sub-temples in its heyday.
However, at the present day only a house called Kichijoin remains after the repeated disasters.
別窓 | 未分類 |
2011-07-29 Fri 00:00

Gokuraku-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The temple was founded in 1259 by Ninsho , a Japanese Shingon Risshu priest during the Kamakura period, under the sponsorship of Hojo Shigetoki.
別窓 | 未分類 |
2011-07-28 Thu 00:00

かけましょ かばんを かあさんの
あとから ゆこゆこ かねがなる
ピッチピッチ チャップチャップ

With a bag on my shoulder,
I will follow my mother ,
A bell is ringing somewhere,
Pitch pitch, chap chap, run run run!
別窓 | 未分類 |
Raccoon Drumming at Shojoji Temple
2011-07-27 Wed 00:00

ツ、ツ、月夜に 花盛り

Sho ,Sho,Shojoji,
At the Shojoji Temple.
Under the moonlight,
Its Japanese bush clover is fully bloomed.
We raccoons are crazy to dance,
We play the belly drums,
Pom poko pom no pom.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Kagome Kagome
2011-07-26 Tue 00:00

Kagome Kagome is a Japanese children's game.
They are chanting the song for the game.

Kagome kagome, kago no naka no tori wa
Itsu itsu deyaru? Yoake no ban ni
Tsuru to kame to subetta.
Ushiro no shoumen daare?

Kagome kagome, the bird in the cage,
when, when will you come out?
In the evening of the dawn,
the crane and turtle slipped
Who stands right behind you now!
別窓 | 未分類 |
Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka
2011-07-25 Mon 00:00

Tenjin Matsuri has a history of more than 1,000 years.
It takes place on July 24th and 25th at Osaka Tenman Shrine dedicated to Sugawara-no-Michizane and located in Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture.
It is one of the three greatest festivals of Japan.
Some 3,000 people dressed in the ancient imperial-court style parade along the streets.
The same 3,000 people board some 100 boats from the Tenmabashi Bridge and sail upstream.
At dusk, the boats lit up with fires.
It is said to be the world's greatest boat festival called Funatogyo.
別窓 | 未分類 |
2011-07-24 Sun 00:00

Soma-Nomaoi will be held for three days from July 23 to 25 in Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture.
It is usually held for 4 days from July 22 to 25, but the festival will be downscaled due to the impact of the March 11 disaster.
In this event, the mounted samurai in armor and helmets who carry ancestral flagstaffs on their backs parade along the streets.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
2011-07-23 Sat 00:00

Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree is an English popular song.
Translator into Japanese lyrics is unknown.

Under the spreading chestnut tree,
You and me,
Are playing happily,
Under the spreading chestnut tree.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Old Pond
2011-07-22 Fri 00:00


“Furuike ya”is a Japanese Haiku poem written by Matsuo Basho.
It's the most popular Haiku poem in Japan.
Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry , only three lines long.
The first line is 5 syllables, the second is 7 and the third is 5 syllables.

Old Pond
An old pond !
A frog jumping into it,
Sound of water.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Onigiri (RICE BALLS)
2011-07-21 Thu 00:00

Words by Mado Michio, music by Watanabe Shigeru.

Gyukororin, Gyukororin.
Gyukororin, gyukororin.
Who made these riceballs?
Oh, my Mom did it.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Yurikago No Uta(Songs of the Cradle)
2011-07-20 Wed 00:00

This is a famous lullaby song in Japan.
The song was published in “Shogaku Josei” magazine in 1921.
Lyrics by Kitahara Hakusyu, music by Kusakawa Shin.

A canary sings,
The song of the cradle,
Sleep well, my baby,
Sleeping ,my baby.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Ichiban Hajimewa Ichinomiya
2011-07-19 Tue 00:00
This is a temari ball game song in Japan.

In the beginning, it's the First Shrine,
The second is Toshogu in Nikko,
The third is Sogoro in Sakura,
The fourth is Zenkoji Temple in Shinano,
The fifth is the Great Shrine in Izumo,
The sixth is the chinjyu shrines in every village,
The seventh is the Fudoson Shrine in Narita.
The eighth is Yawata Hacimangu Shrine in Yawata.
The ninth is Kogo-sama in Koya.
The tenth is Tokyo Shokonsya Shrine.

別窓 | 未分類 |
Japan beat USA
2011-07-18 Mon 12:32
Japan beat USA 3-1 on penalties and won the Fifa Women's World Cup.
Japan became the first Asian nation to win this Cup.

別窓 | 未分類 |
Marine Day
2011-07-18 Mon 00:00

Marine Day is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July.
It is a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and for hoping for the prosperity of the maritime nation, Japan.
This day was established in 1995 as Marine Memorial Day.
Originally it was held on July 20.
However, in 2003 it was changed to the third Monday of July.
Marine Memorial Day was designated the holiday to commemorate the Emperor Meiji and his 1876 voyage in the Meiji-Maru around Ou district.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Gion Festival
2011-07-17 Sun 00:00

The Gion Festival is held annually in Kyoto.
It is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.
It spans July 1st-29th.
Gorgeous floats named Yamaboko parade down the main streets of Kyoto on July 17.
Each float , adorned with exquisite craftwork, is topped with a long pole shaped like a spear .
During the parade, musicians playing the flute, drums and bells are seated on the floats.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Nabe Soko Nuketa(Bottomless Pan)
2011-07-16 Sat 00:00

Nabe Soko Nuketa a Japanese children's game song ,dates back to the Edo period.

Pan, Pan,
When the bottom is dropping off ,
Let's go home.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Hakata Gion Yamakasa
2011-07-15 Fri 00:00

Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Japanese festival in Fukuoka .
The festival is celebrated from1-15 July.
It is centred on Kushida-jinja located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa has a seven hundred and fifty year history .
Its one ton float-racing attracts up to a million spectators.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Nachi Fire Festival
2011-07-14 Thu 00:00

The Nachi Fire Festival begins on the morning of 14 July every year.
Twelve mikoshi decorated with gold and mirrors are purified by fire under Nachi waterfall, near Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine.
In the afternoon the 12 mikoshi, are carried along with 12 ceremonial torches towards the Hiryu shrine which is located near the Nachi waterfall.
The mikoshi are carried to the stone steps just under the waterfall.
The torches are lit and the torch-carriers walk up and down the steps in circles.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Qui Kwai Mani Mani
2011-07-13 Wed 00:00

Qui Kwai Mani Mani
This is a Japanese scout song.
Author and composer were unknown.

Qui kwai mani mani dasky
Qui kwai koho, qui kwai come
Qui kwai mani mani dasky
Qui kwai koho, qui kwai come
Onikoh dhimo
O-chari-ari m-pa m-pa m-pa
Onikoh dhimo
O-chari-ari m-pa
m-pa m-pa m-pa m-pa

m-pa m-pa m-pa m-pa
m-pa m-pa m-pa m-pa
m-pa m-pa m-pa m-pa
m-pa m-pa m-pa m-pa
別窓 | 未分類 |
Gujo Odori(1)
2011-07-12 Tue 00:00

The Gujo Odori is one of the three most famous traditional bon dance festivals in Japan as well as the Nishimonai Bon Odori in Akita and Awa Odori in Tokushima.
Gujo Odori festival was designated as a Significant Intangible Cultural Folk Asset by the Japanese government in 1996.
It will be held ,for thirty-one festive nights, from mid-July until the first weekend in September in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture,
別窓 | 未分類 |
Nanatsu no Ko
2011-07-11 Mon 00:00

Nanatsu no Ko is a Japanese children's song written by Noguchi Ujo.
It was composed by Motoori Nagayo.
The song was published in Kin no fune magazine on July 1921.

Nanatsu no Ko(Seven baby crows)

Why is the mother crow squawking so much?
Because she has seven cute children on the mountain.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Saeki Yuzo(1)
2011-07-10 Sun 00:00

Saeki Yuzo was a Japanese painter ,born in Osaka as the son of a Buddhist priest in 1898.
He went to Tokyo in 1917 to study art under Fujishima Takeji who was a Japanese yoga painter, noted for his work in developing Romanticism and impressionism.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Shin-Minamata Station(1)
2011-07-09 Sat 00:00

Shin-Minamata Station is a train station on the JR Kyusyu Kyushu Shinkansen and the Hisatsu Orange Railway Hisatsu Orange Railway Line located in Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
The station was opened in 1968 as JNR Hatsuno S.B.
With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the JR Kyusyu.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Nagatoro Station
2011-07-08 Fri 00:00

Nagatoro Station is a railway station on the Chichibu Railway Chichibu Main Line located in Nagatoro Town, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
The station was opened on September 14, 1911 as Hodosan Station.
It was renamed to the present name in 1923.
The Nagatoro Station is 46.5km from the terminus at Hanyu Station.
It has one side platform and one island platform with two tracks on the ground.
The station is attended.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Sasa no ha sarsara
2011-07-07 Thu 00:00

This is a Japanese star festival song.

Sasa no ha sara sara
笹の葉 さらさら

Nokiba ni yureru
軒端に ゆれる

Ohoshi-sama kira kira
お星さま きらきら

Kin gin sunago
金 銀 砂子

Bamboo Leaves are Rustling

Bamboo leaves are rustling, and rustling,
Leaves are swaying close to the roof's edge.
How the stars are twinkling, and twinkling,
Looks like gold and silver grains of sand.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Urashima Taro
2011-07-06 Wed 00:00

This is a "Monbusho Shoka" published in the government-designated textbook, Jinjo Shogaku Tokuhon Shoka [Elementary School Reader Songs] in 1907.
Authors of lyrics and composer were unknown.

Urashima Taro

Long long ago ,there was a fisherman named Urashima Taro.
He came down, riding the back of the turtle he had saved.
To the castle Ryugujo under the sea.
別窓 | 未分類 |
Tokyo Rhapsody (2)
2011-07-05 Tue 00:00

I actually dream of you,
Kanda was the memorial town for you and me.
It still remains in my heart.
The bells of Nikolay-do are sounding even now.
Funny capital,
Passionate capital,
Dreamy paradise,
Flowery Tokyo.

快樂的都市 戀愛的都市 夢的樂園 花樣的東京
別窓 | 未分類 |
Ringo no Uta(Song of the apple)
2011-07-04 Mon 00:00
This song was released as an inserted song of "Soyokaze" that was the first film in Japan after World War II in 1945.
Words by Sato Hachiro,Music by Manjome Tadashi.
It was sung by Namiki Michiko.

Ringo no Uta

She was putting her lips in the red apple,
And she looked up at the blue sky in silence.
Though the apple says nothing,
She understands feelings of the apples well.
Ah, pretty apples. They are really pretty.

別窓 | 未分類 |
Uzui Station
2011-07-03 Sun 00:00


Uzui Station is a railway station on the JR West Sanko Line between Gotsu and Miyoshi located in Onan Town, Ochi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.
The station was opened on 31 August 1985.
It has a single side platform serving a single track elevated approximately 30 m above ground level.
There is no lift or escalator.
Passengers use a concrete staircase of 116 steps to the platform.
The station is unattended.
別窓 | 未分類 |
| Abiko Business Consultants | NEXT