We just attended Autumn Festival at the school of my daughter which I’m one of the committees. Not many pictures because my husband is the one going around and I need to stay on my post.
Here’s what we did in the other room which I’m part of it.
The preparation of this event from the 2nd month of the opening of the school until the end. That’s long enough preparation. Anyway, with a 1-month break (summer break). Our team or section we took the Shrinking Dinks and made it a tags or key chain. Anyway, pretty awesome when you watching it shrinking inside the oven toaster. Here’s the instruction (click here). I don’t have any pictures because I was busy with the kids entertain them. But I think my kids enjoy it. Here are some pix and short videos of them.
Above, the pictures of the crowd outside the room I was.
Playing time with my little princess as you know She needs to change to their uniform or else she might not get inside the school. Few pictures because as you know my husband is the one taking care the kids in the event. Anyway, here’s the video he took.
This will be our first and last Sports day in this Nursery School here in Osaka, Minoh City. Anyway, I think my little princess enjoyed it. I will miss this school as well because I also made friends of mothers community. They all kind and helpful will definitely miss them.
So, adorable they are, tiny and cute. They had the running race, relay, obstacles and shot that ball. Please have time to watch the video how they so adorable and tiny they are.
My son’s sports day. It was our 4th year attending sports day of his school and also our last for this year. Well, He (my son) definitely miss his friends and classmates. That’s why when we first time told him he started crying. But, now I think he will accept it. And, that for us to stay no more transfer and he can gain more friends there. He easily deals with the kids now, because he is now fluent in Japanese. So, he can talk to them.
The sun really shines so brightly!… very hot and humid… we are sweating a lot. Anyway, we enjoyed watching our kids having so much fun. Have time to watch the video I complied. See below.
We do really enjoy coming back here, especially when spring time or let say cherry blossoms sightseeing. But, sad to say we are too early so, we didn’t see any cherry blossoms in the street (few only) and in the mountain.
We just took a train going Arashiyama, Kyoto for about 1hr & 15mins. And, we decided to eat first from the stall we walk by.
The kimono (着物, きもの)is a Japanese traditional garment. The word “kimono”, which actually means a “thing to wear” (ki “wear” and mono “thing”), has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used. The kimono is always used in important festival or formal moments, it is the representative of polite and a very formal clothing.
Kimono has T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (except when dressing the dead for burial)andsecured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zōri or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi).
Today, kimono are most often worn by women and on special occasions. Traditionally, unmarried women wore a style of kimono called furisode, with almost floor-length sleeves, on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis. Men wear the kimono most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. Professional sumo wrestlers are often seen in the kimono because they are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public.
Notable tourist sites
The Iwatayama Monkey Park on the slopes of Arashiyama. Over 170 monkeys live at the park. While the monkeys are wild, they have become accustomed to humans. The park is on a small mountain not far from the Saga-Arashiyama rail station. Visitors can approach and photograph the monkeys. At the summit is a fenced enclosure where visitors can feed the monkeys.
The “Moon Crossing Bridge” (渡月橋, Togetsukyō), notable for its views of cherry blossoms and autumn colors on the slopes of Arashiyama.
The hamlet of Kiyotaki, a small scenic village at the base of Mt. Atago, the home to a notable Shinto shrine.
Matsunoo-taisha, a shrine half a mile south of the area, is home to a blessed spring. It is one of the oldest shrines in the Kyoto area, founded in 700. The alleged restorative properties of the spring bring many local sake and miso companies for prayers that their product will be blessed.
Kameyama koen has a stone commemorating Zhou Enlai‘s visit to Arashiyama. He was moved by the cherry blossoms and mountain greenery. The four poems he wrote about his visit are engraved on a stone monument: “Arashiyama in the Rain.”
Cherry trees bloom in spring and leaves turns red in autumn.
Our first time to try this Owl’s Forest. Stumbled upon this place while walking through a the train station and we saw this sign Cats Cafe and Owl Forest. Unfortunately, the Cat’s Cafe is closed. Worth it to go here in Owl Forest so fluffy and so cute. There were about 10 different cute fluffy owls that you can pet! They even had owls that looked like the ones from Harry Potter!
We do really enjoy going here because we didn’t have decent lunc,so we decided to eat in Kin no Buta (shabu-shabu)
This is our first time to watch Illumination thing. We had to drive going here, but before that we stop over first in a playground for the kids to play.
it’s quite big playground and they said when its spring or fall season there is nearby strawberry field. We will try on the spring break of the kids the strawberry picking.
We have fun time in a pool but its a bit cold and then hot spring (onsen) with swimming wear because mix (female and male) then, inside the dressing area there is also naked hot spring (onsen) to try. Cool and it’s really nice place to relax. We didn’t try the hot rock and some massage service there as we already had it in Minoh (near our place).
Please have time to watch the video below. I also posted to my youtube account.