Hello everyone. How have you been? I hope you have a wonderful time in the brisk fall weather. Today, I'd like to show you pictures my husband took. He went to trip for birdwatching last weekend. And he met a bear at Norikura highland! Oh my god!! I heard the distance between he and the bear was about 20m!!! It's really terrible, right? But he came home without any accidents. Of course he was very surprised, but he felt happy to meet a wild animal. They looked each other for a minute, and the bear went away. Anyway, I felt relief to my husband's safety.
Hi there, I'd like to put this picture on this blog today. It's the work exhibition for wood carving class my father has been teaching. He is eighty years old and he has many hobbies such as painting, chorus, gardening, golfing and wood carving. Above all, he really likes wood carving and has been teaching for about ten years already. And he has 40 students now. This work exhibition was held for one week, and I heard about 320 people visited. My mother also was very busy to help my father. I'm sorry for I couldn't go to there and I didn't help anything. And I'm proud of my father and mother again.
Hello everyone, Thank you very much for coming to my blog always. Today, we have doll festival called Hinamatsuri in Japan. As you know, families with daughters celebrate March 3 by hina dolls to express the wish for their daughter's good health and growth. I don't have daughters, so I had never displayed hina dolls at my house. But, I got this wooden standing hina dolls from my parents last week. This dairi and hina dolls were made by my father. Great! Their faces are close to my father and mother as they were young. Yeah, I like this hina dolls and I'll treat them carefully.
Hi,thanks for coming to my blog. I went to my hometown Kumamoto last week. And I got the lovely hand made bag from my elder sister. She made the white bag for me, and made the black bag for our mother. They are very pretty, right? My mother and I were very glad to get it. And I was surprised because I didn't know that she is good at sewing. She made it by the sewing machine about one day.
The inside of the bag is also wonderful! And she made the cover for pocket tissue with the same cloth too. Wow, very cute!!
Today is my father's eightieth birthday. And he won the gold prize of a woodcraft's competition, and he attended the awarding ceremony today. So, it became a wonderful birthday for him, and we were very happy!
This is not the winner, but it's one of his works I like.
He copied out that famous picture by oil painting first.
My father has been teaching wood carving since about ten years. This wooden picture is the newest one made by my father. He has been carving a famous picture in a sheet of board. You recognize this picture, don't you? Yes, it's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" painted by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. I'm impressed with his technique and passion for carving always. Yeah,I proud of my father.;)
Hi,thank you for coming to my blog. Did you enjoy seeing the London Olympics Games? We were impressed with many games, right? By the way, I saw some photos of my mother when I came back to my hometown last week. Those were the photos taken when she competed in the National Athletic Meet as a gymnast. I knew she was a gymnast when she was young, but it was the first time to see the photos! I shouted "Wow!! This is mom??!!" In one of the photos, she stood on her hands on top of the parallel bars, and got the highest marks at that time! I was really surprised!! And that was the most impression for me, so I want to give a gold medal to her!!!
Actually, yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary! Yes, it's silver wedding!! So,my husband and I had a wonderful dinner at a Japanese restaurant last night. We enjoyed eating, drinking and talking for about three hours! At the end of the dinner, he gave me a beautiful bouquet. I was surprised and very glad. And I gave him a travel book with message. Yeah, I hope we are going to have happy time together in the future too. And, I want to say... I'm grateful to him, our son, family and friends. Thanks!!
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My mother-in-law came to our home yesterday,and stayed overnight. She can barely walk,but she needs a wheelchair outdoors. I wondered if she would be able to come here again. But, this time, I felt very happy, because we had a wonderful time and I thought she must be a really happy old lady.