Monday, June 18, 2018


It was cloudy in the morning and became rain in the afternoon.

I went to two places in Kasumigaseki(霞が関), one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

We had a hard time to find a restaurant at lunch time, but could eat lunch at a Chinese restaurant.

I heard there was a big earthquake in Osaka this morning. I sent some messages to my friends in Kansai Area to ask if they are OK or not. Some replied soon, but there are others I have not heard from yet. I hope everyone is OK.

Sunday, June 17, 2018


It was cloudy but became fine.

I went to see a Japanese movie Manbiki kazoku (万引き家族) "Shoplifters" which got the Palme d'Or at the International Film Festival in Cannes this year. The director, Hirokazu Koreeda (是枝裕和) has produced many famous movies which dealt with social problems.

After the movie I went shopping and went to the next venue, Shinagawa. I visited two shrines there, and went to see my friends.

After that I went to Kamakura. First my friend and I went to Tsurugaoka hachimangu (鶴岡八幡宮) shrine, then ate dinner. On our way to the restaurant we happened to see the wedding couple.

After having dinner we came back to the shrine to see the fireflies. Today is the last day for fireflies viewing there. It was very beautiful. This was the second time for me to visit there. At first there was a long line, but we enjoyed walking around twice.

This was the fourth time for me to see fireflies this year.

I am glad to have done so.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


It was another cold rainy day.

I went to Sakuragicho to attend a seminar which was really nice.

At lunch I had a Today's value set at a Chinese fast food restaurant.

After the seminar I was invited to go to the station by taxi. At first we were going to Sakuragicho but after talking witj a driver we decided to go to Yokohama. I enjoyed talking with ladies.

Then I visited Kimono-shop and enjoyed wearing two beautiful kimono.

After coming back I went to see fireflies with my friend from primary school.