Saturday, January 20, 2018


It was cloudy.

Today is daikan (大寒), one of nijyushisekki (二十四節気), the 24 solar terms.  Last one was shokan (小寒) on Jan. 6 and the next one is risshun (立春) on Feb.4.
Daikan means big cold. This is the coldest season.

Today I went to see a movie "Destiny  Kamakura Story" in Yokohama. I did not know about this movie but on Jan.1 my kimono teacher said she was interested in this movie because the location is Kamakura where is a familiar place for Kanagawa residents. And recently my friend wrote about it on Facebook. It was interesting.

Then I went to Shinagawa to see somebody. Before going to the venue I have happened to find a shrine so that I visited there. I have been to the area many times but not realized about it until today.

I had a meeting with a young successful businessman and asked everything I wanted to clear.

Then I went shopping. When I broke my favorite difuser, I once thought of throwing away, but tried using and knew it was still able to use. Therefore I ordered the glass part and it arrived at the shop this week. It cost yen 2000 and I bought it by the points. I am very glad to do so.

Tonight's main event was a meeting and New Year's Party for the high school great reunion. It's been 4 years since the first reunion after high school graduation. Every four years we decided to have a great reunion. And this is the year to have it. There got together 17 organizers from 10 classes.  From my class there were five and the most.  We were glad to have decided the date, venue, and price. We enjoyed eating and drinking.

Friday, January 19, 2018


It was fine.

I took a day off and had a busy fruitful day.

First I went to post office to receive the delivered goods. Usually I ask the redelivery. But I knew it would be difficult to get it, so I decided to get it by myself. I exchanged the missed new year's cards and got the prize stamp too.

Second I went to Yokohama to attend a New Year's Party via Naritasan and Iseyamakotaijingu. There were 93 participants. Meeting fee was rather expensive from my lunch standard, but it was worthwhile attending. Meals were so delicious, the ball room was nice, landscape was beautiful, what is more there were special guests. It was a special experience.

Third I visited the Kimono-style Miya to greet.

Fourth I went to massage. This is my once a month health care event. I could talk many things and she was inspired and we had a nice time.

Fifth I went to Shinagawa to have dinner with my adviser. I got a souvenir. We ate a lot and drink a lot.

It was a nice day.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


It was fine and warm like spring.

I still had a slight fever and coughs but decided to go to work to take a day off tomorrow as scheduled.

As breakfast I prepared Chinese style porridge. I just added the dried scallops and powdered soup stock. I set the rice cooker last night and when I got up, it was  ready. It is easy and tasty. I recommend you when you need something healthy.