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Monday, March 12, 2012

On the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami

Fukushima issues declaration to promote renewable energy

FUKUSHIMA , On the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the governor of Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday called for terminating nuclear power and promoting the use of renewable energy.

"Fukushima aims to create a society that enjoys sustainable development by promoting renewable energy and not depending on nuclear power," read the "Fukushima Declaration," unveiled by Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato at a symposium in Fukushima city concerning the revival of the prefecture from the March disasters.

"We will call for all nuclear power stations in the prefecture to be shut down so that an accident like this never happens again," said the declaration signed by Sato, referring to the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The symposium was held following a ceremony organized by the prefectural government to mark one year since the disasters. To spread the message to the world, an English version of the declaration was posted on the prefecture's official website.

"We will create once again a beautiful Fukushima. We will build a dynamic and vibrant Fukushima. We will show the world and pass down to future generations Fukushima's revitalization process," it said.

Memorial ceremonies for tsunami victims have been held

Memorial ceremonies held near nuclear plant

Memorial ceremonies for tsunami victims have been held in Okuma Town, which hosts the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and remains a no-entry zone.

 Fourteen people came by bus to attend the ceremonies on Sunday, which took place at 2 locations near the nuclear power plant.

 The participants wearing protective suits offered a silent prayer and flowers to the spirits of the deceased.

 In Okuma, 9 people died and one person went missing in the tsunami. About 11,000 residents are all living away from the town.

 A woman who lost her husband says one year has passed so quickly, and that she is half giving up returning to Okuma.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm safe

I'm safe

I pray for country God and  Buddha etc


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine now has been sitting on a hill 

overlooking the city Asahikawa.

Including the shrine "Kaguraoka park " will maintain

the previous figure of the primordial forest settlers area

of  about 44.5ha of forest we have left the city center, 

just as this city is not the same scale as easily.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011



Tengu (天狗 "heavenly dogs") are a class of supernatural creatures found in Japanese folklore, art, theater, and literature. They are one of the best known yōkai (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. 

They appear in the children's story 'Banner in the sky' when the main character trips over one and falls off the face of the mountain. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is practically the tengu's defining characteristic in the popular imagination.

Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice known as Shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the distinctive garb of its followers, the yamabushi.

Tengu has a magic touch with their long noses "talisman"and "wish come true, " 

There is a legend that. If you wish also changes the contents of stroke 

Otaru Tebgu yama

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Asahiyama Zoo No

Exhibition attracted the action at the time, access to transportationfor the purpose Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, having increased the number of visitors,

JR special express train to commemorate the 20th anniversary ofestablishment in Hokkaido " Asahiyama Zoo No" from SapporoStation on April 28, 2007 - began operation between Asahikawa Station.

The Super Kamui (スーパーカムイ) is a limited express train service operated byHokkaidō Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) since 2007 on the Hakodate Main Line, connecting Sapporo and Asahikawa in Hokkaid, Japan.

Asahiyama zoo official page. Some pages in English translation.

Thursday, March 3, 2011



Ramen  is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō.

Char siu , otherwise known as barbecued meat (usually pork) in China or Chinese-flavored barbecued meat outside China, is a popular way to flavor and prepare pork in Cantonese cuisine.It is classified as a type of siu mei, Cantonese roasted meat.

Nori (海苔?) is the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species of the red alga Porphyra including most notably P. yezoensis and P. tenera, sometimes called laver. Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. Japan, Korea, and China are the current major producers of nori, with total production valued at up to US$2 billion per year.