Barley shaking in the wind conveys a feeling of freedom and a sense of being alive in the wide expanse of the world. W.B.Yeats said, "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." Feeling the wind which shakes barley, I read inspiring poems, listen to wonderful music, and appreciate great art daily to sharpen my senses.

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Haiku featuring summer as theme

Haiku featuring summer as theme

Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry written in 3 lines and in 17 syllables with the 5-7-5 syllable structure. & […]
Utagawa Hiroshige : ukiyoe featuring summer

Utagawa Hiroshige : ukiyoe featuring summer

  The City Flourishing, Tanabata Festival This ukiyoe depicts the scene of Tanabata Festival or Star Fest […]
Haiku featuring spring as theme

Haiku featuring spring as theme

posted on May 27, 2017 Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry written in 3 lines and in 17 syllables with the 5-7- […]
The Great Wave off Kanagawa & Red Fuji by Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa & Red Fuji by Hokusai

posted on May 24, 2017   The Great Wave off Kanagawa The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the famous uki […]
Ukiyoe and Ukiyoe Artists

Ukiyoe and Ukiyoe Artists

posted on May 24, 2017 Ukiyoe is a style of woodblock printing. It was created in Japan and developed at the e […]
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

posted on August 1, 2015 When you have a couple of hours before checking in for your flight at Narita Internat […]
Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple

posted on July 10, 2015 Getting off the train at Kitakamakura Station, you’ll see the stone stairs up to the f […]
Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 3

Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 3

posted on January 8, 2015 Day 3 (Nov. 26, 2014) Trekking from Routeburn Falls(height: 972m/3189ft) to Routebur […]
Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 2

Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 2

posted on January 6, 2015 Day 2 (Nov. 25,2014) Trekking from Lake Mackenzie(height: 892m/2926ft) through Harri […]
Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 1

Trekking on Routeburn Track Day 1

posted on January 4, 2015 Walking while enjoying beautiful scenery along a path is what I like and always exci […]
Good food at nice spots in New Zealand

Good food at nice spots in New Zealand

posted on December 14, 2014   Pier 19 in Queenstown Pier 19 is a comfortable waterfront restaurant with b […]
Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island

posted on Dec. 6, 2014 Tiritiri Matangi Island is an open sanctuary and a scientific reserve for birds and pla […]