Soundtrack of “Taira no Kiyomori” is Available

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There are some people who are looking for “Taira no Kiyomori” information. It’s a pity it cannot be seen outside of paid channel, recently I found that soundtrack is available. There are two of them.

The drama is said that it has only low rates, but for me it’s very enjoyable.

The stations I stop by are often campaigning the trip to Kobe or Kyoto.

Statue of Kiyomori etc.


Stamp rally in Kobe.

More Kiyomori-related topics will coming up…


Japanese Cotton Handkerchief (Tenugui) Shop, Anzu

When I go to Kanazawa to go to clinic, sometimes enjoy shopping like this.

I was wondering what this shop was from the long time before. Actually it turned out that it’s Tenugui shop.

Kanazawa has lots of local and special veggies.

Displayed like this. Small bag (kinchaku) and cases for smartphones are also aveilable.

In Japan, sometimes “I’ll rest my bone” means “I’m going to take a rest”.

Although I didn’t have extra money to buy it, but after heard dyeing manufacturer stopped making this one, changed a mind. It’s so well dyed. It’s a shortest prayer in Buddhism, Hannya Shinkyo, in Japanese about 300 letters.

44 Daiku-machi Kanazawa City
Tel 076-221-1787

Latin Festival in Toyama (2)(Sep 15&16, 2012)

Failed to write, this is an official blog of Latin Festival in Toyama
Link(only Japanese)

From the entry 1. Around the evening, dances have started on the stage. Very neat.

Another dance.

Greeting from the dancers.


Inca Cola(golden colour, slightly sweet. Perhaps 150 yen) and Linguiça (sausage) which Japan-Brazil Friendship Association members were baking. There was a friendly Japanese-Brazilian lady and we talked a while, got an invitation to join to association.

The head of association himself was baking them. 400 yen and very juicy.

Later on my way home, bought guarana juice(150 yen, perhaps). Ordinary taste.

Accompanied with such food and drinks, listened the live of WAYNO. It’s a folklore band consists of one Japanese and Latinamericanos such as Peruvian. I’ve known them from several years before, but not having chance to hear them play. This stage’s PA was not good enough, so couldn’t hear what they were talking in MC, although the play was terrific.

Luis Vircherrez(quena, zampona)
Francisco Rodriguez(guitar)
Leider A Dorado(charango)
Cesar Fereira(percussion)
Hideji Taninaka(bass)

Last year’s play. It was raining.

WAYNO’s flag taken in daytime.

The band, playing.

Full of crowd.

In the last part, dancers appeared before came again. Not well taken, this is a best shot.

My new sneakers were not fit, pain in my feet, got back to souvenir shop and bought this. About 200 yen or 300 yen. Nazca Geoglyphs carved in small stones. Hummingbird was so normal, I thought , so chose Owl man.

Actual Nazca Geoglyph From “YUSUKE’s blog”

So I’ve bought garana juice in Brazilian stand, took a Centram and went home. I’ve missed to taste lots of things, maybe will try next year.

Lastly, garana juice.

Two Ferrets Play and Sleep Together

As I haven’t got long time to write, set aside Latin Festival and will write about my ferrets.

It’s 2 months and a bit since I adopted a big sable ferret boy, Mint. He likes to escape from upstairs and run around downstairs happily, once he nearly escaped from my home. Maybe that’s why he got lost(in Japan such cases, they are under protection of the police. Once ferrets get lost, they haven’t got instinct to return home usually).

Maybe I need a circle, but money for this disappeared for vet’s fee. Mint had ear mites, Nana had bowel problem and prescribed lactic acid bacteria, which she liked much.

These days, it became quite chilly, I pulled out a hammock made by fleece. two are sleeping well like this. When released, often they are found in my futon, curled.

And more, the two have become playing together.

Many ferret owners have multiple ferrets, it’s because they are social.