This Harrah's Rincon Casino opened around 2002. It's located 18 miles east along the winding mountain road from the 15 Freeway exit. There are Pala Casino and Pauma Casino on the way there along the mountain road and Pechanga Casino about 30 minutes north from it. As I searched there are 7 Indian casinos in the region. The other 3 casinos are La Jolla, Valley View, and Santa Ysabel.
The birth of Indian Gaming began in the late 1970s when many Native Americans were living in poverty. Most places did not have electricity and running water. The Cabazon and Seminole tribes decided to open some gambling halls in hopes the money generated from casino games would improve their wealth. Eventually the states found out about these halls and shut them down. The tribes challenged the states by taking their case to the Supreme Court of the United States who ruled in favor of Indian Gaming, as the gaming operations operated on sovereign Indian reservations and were thereby outside of state jurisdiction. Victory in this case allowed tribes to open various profitable casinos throughout their lands and expanded to California and Connecticut. There are 23 Indian casinos in Southern California alone now.
This is the end of the history and background of Indian casinos. Please enjoy the photos below.
ハラーズリンカンカジノ内部。 Harrah's Rincon Casino, Inside
今回の新マシーンは、コレ！ マイクル・ジャクソン ↓ ハイバックシートにスピーカー搭載。勝った時や、ボーナスゲームの時にパワフルなダンス付音楽が画面で始まり、最高！ The new machine was this! "Michael Jackson." ↑ Speakers are built in the highback chairs. Powerful music with dance starts on the screen whenever you win the game or you get into bonus games.
It's One-Cent machine. The maximum bet was 300 ($3). $20 bill was gone in seconds. I kept feeding $20 bills in the same machine.....
「ハングオーバー」ゲーム。 "Hang Over" Game 映画「ハングオーバー」にちなんだスロットマシーン。 こちらは、1度に４スクリーン（４ゲーム）までプレイ可能。1ゲームあたり50ベット（50セント）、４ゲームだと200ベット（2ドル）ずつです。ボーナスゲームで赤のアランを5枚引けば、ジャックポット特賞$1，052.44が賞金でした。この金額はプログレッシブで変動制です。これは去年12月ラスベガスで見かけました。
This slot machine made games from the movie, "Hang Over." You can play up to 4 screens (4 games) at once. 50 bet (50 cents) per game, so it will be 200 bet for 4 games per play. If you could pick 5 red "Alan" photos at the bonus game, you could win the Jackpot $1,052.44 as the prize. The Jackpot winnings are progressive. I saw this machine in Las Vegas last December.
24時間営業の「カフェ」で海老のアルフレッドパスタとガーデンサラダで腹ごしらえ。 We had Shrimp Alfred Pasta and Garden Salad at "Cafe", a 24 hour open cafe there.
ハラーズ・リンカン・カジノホテル内のレストラン案内板。イタリアン、ステーキ、オイスターとパスタ・バー、バフェ、ピンクホットドック、中華の店がありました。平日はラストオーダー９PMで、間に合いませんでした。 Restaurants and Cafes inside Harrah's Rincon Casino Hotel. There are Italian, Stakes, Oyster & Pasta Bar, Buffet, Pink Hotdog, and Chinese restaurants. The last order was 9 pm at most restaurants, so we could not get in except the Cafe.
スタンダード部屋 Standard Room 日曜日から木曜の晩2泊無料、食事代20ドル、カジノ・スロット代70ドルの招待でした。10年前はホテルはビル1棟でしたが、今では4棟あり、さらにプリミウム部屋の棟やスイートルーム棟、大型プールとプールラウンジなど工事中でした。
I received an offer for 2 nights complimentary on Sunday, $20 Meal Credit, and $70 Casino Slot Credit through Thursday from Harrah's Rincon. There was only one hotel tower 10 years ago, but now there are 4 hotel towers. They are building premium room tower, suite room tower, and a large swimming pool with pool lounge.
A coffee maker, Coffee, Tea, Coffee mugs were prepared in the shelf next to the sinks in the bathroom. It's rare to have them prepared at casino hotels.
カジノの無料送迎バス Casino's Free Shuttle Bus 朝７時から８時の間は、次々とロサンゼルス、サンディエゴ、オレンジ郡方面からのカジノの無料送迎バスがカジノの表玄関に到着してました。ロサンゼルスからは片道３時間。年配者は、この無料送迎バスを利用される方が多いようです。
Several free shuttle buses arrived in front of the casino main entrance between 7 am and 8 am from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. It's 3 hours drive from Los Angeles. It seemed many senior people get the free shuttle bus rids to get here.
The garden in front of the front entrance was beautiful with water fountains and Cosmos flowers blooming.
途中の山道 Mountain Road on the way こういう何にも無い砂漠の山道を30分走ったところにこのカジノはあります。
The casino hotel is located in the mountain after driving 30 minutes along a winding mountain road.
側のマーケットに残る原住民のテント（家）。近くで紅葉も楽しめました。 Tents (houses) of the native tribes at a market near-by. Beautiful fall leaves near-by.
Please refer to "Free Comps@Vegas" article of 5-19-2009 for how to get invited by Harrahs casinos and Las Vegas casinos. The articles related to Las Vegas are listed in the Category "Las Vegas". You can see the listing from the list on the left column.
今回「ストーニーブルックイン」という朝食付き宿に泊まりました。裏庭には、樹齢数十年の松ノ木が3本とピースポールがあり、パワースポットです。 （9月14日の朝食 / Breakfast@SBI, 9/14/2012 ↓) "Stoney Brook Inn" is a Bed & Breakfast located in McClound, 25 minutes from Mount Shasta city. We stayed there during our trip to Mount Shasta. There are three tall pine trees and a peace pole in the backyard, and it's a power spot.
This is the front entrance. It's a historical building in a small forest.
裏庭の高い3本の松ノ木 / 3 tall pine trees in the back yard.
There is a Jacuzzi on a patio outside the first floor bathroom. We soaked in the Jacuzzi one night. There were lots of huge stars in the dark sky. We listened to Owl's and Cricket's singing voices. We felt so good.
You can see Mount Shasta little bit of walking distance from the back yard, too.
3本の松ノ木とピースポール。/ 3 tall pine trees and a Peace Pole. 松ぼっくりでハート型が作られ、ピースポールの根元にはクリスタル石が置かれていました。
If you are visiting Mount Shasta for the first time, you can probably ask to arrange a tour guide through Stoney Brook Inn. It's better to ask several days in advance. They also sell some Mt. Shasta guide books here. You might be able to visit scenic places with the guide books. If you are alone and no car, it's probably better to ask for a local tour guide.
世界七大聖山ｼｬｽﾀに旅行中です。14日にキャッスルレイクからハートレイクまでハイキングしました。 "Castle Lake and Heart Lake, Mt. Shasta"： We went hiking there on September 14, 2012, I'm now visiting Mount Shasta, one of the Seven Sacred Mountains of the world.
I left my house little south of LAX around 5 am, joined for more friends and drove northon I-5 Interstate Fwy. We stopped by at "Andersen's Pea Soup" in the middle of the way and had lunch. We arrived Mount Shasta area around 5:30 pm. It's 600 miles (960 km) distance away.
From Mt.Shasta City, We drove to "Mount Shasta Resort" and to "Castle Lake" and parked at the parking lot for Castle Lake. From there we hiked up from "Castle Lake" to "Heart Lake" for 45 to 50 minutes one way on the trail where there are no signs.
We started hiking around 10:30 am. There were several camping tents around the starting point of the hike trail. We could not find the trail division to right, because it was covered with those tents. After going straight for several minutes, we came back and found that trail division to the right. We hiked up the medium to hard sharp slope and reached Heart Lake in 45 minutes.
ハートレイクの後ろに見えるマウントシャスタの光景 The view of Mount Shasta behind Heart Lake
This time we hiked up the trail continuing the right side of Heart Lake for 10 minutes. We were able to reach the spot where you can view Mount Shasta in the center behind Castle Lake. (the first photo).
ロサンゼルスから２時間北西のオーハイの見どころをいっきにご紹介します。まずは、ハイキング。ハイキングトレイルはいろいろありますが、今回も時間の関係で一番短い"Rose Valley Fall"にしました。往復１マイルです。 Things to do in Ojai, CA: First choice is hiking. There are several hiking trails in Ojai. We hiked at "Rose Valley Fall" trail again, because we did not have much time. The trail distance is 0.5 mile, so it's 1 mile a round trip.
オーハイ・ダウンタウンから山道を車で20分以上上ると、"Rose Valley Camp Ground (ローズ・バレー・キャンプ場）があります。その奥にハイキングトレイル入り口があります。 この看板が目印。
From downtown Ojai, you drive up to the mountain for more than 20 minutes, and you will reach "Rose Valley Camp Ground". The hiking trail starting point is in the back of this camp ground. You will see this sign.
先月『ニューオーク』ラベンダー園に行ってきました。6月半ばから7月末まで、ラベンダー畑が一般公開されます。去年に引き続き、2回目のオーハイ日帰り旅行を満喫しました。 Lavender Farm in Ojai, CA: We went to "New Oak Ranch" in Ojai, California, last month. It's open to public from mid June through July each year. We enjoyed 1 day trip to Ojai for the second time since last year.
サウスベイやＬＡＸ空港方面からは、405番フリーウエイを北に行き、101番フリーウエイを北に行き、Victoria 126番フリーウエイを東へ行き、"South 10th Street"下車。150番ハイウエイを西に向かい10分以上進む。 （または、405 FWY North → 101FWY North → 33FWY East → 150HWY West.)
"9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road"の辺りで「Lavender」と白地に薄紫で書いた看板がこじんまりとあり。その前で右折。200フィート（60メートル）行って右折。600フィート（180メートル）行って、左に入り口あり、ゲートの奥。片道100マイル(160km)、2時間15分ほど。
Direction form LAX Airport and South Bay: Take 405 FWY North, 101 FWY North, 126 FWY East, and exit at "South 10th Street". And take 150 HWY West, and drive more than 10 minutes. (Or, take 405 FWY North, 101 FWY North, 33 FWY East, and 150 HWY West.)
Around "9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road", Turn Right at the "Lavender" sign with soft purple letter on white board. Go 200 feet (60 meter), and Turn Right. Continue for 600 feet (180 meter), and Turn Left. There is a gate. The New Oak Ranch is right there in the back. It takes about 2 hours 15 minutes. About 100 miles from Gardena, CA.
We were familiar with that lavender farm from our last year's visit. We got a hold of a picnic table, took bathroom breaks, took photos, and had a picnic lunch. Then, we started to cut Lavender flower bouquets, and enjoyed shopping at the Lavender farm.
木陰のピクニックテーブルで持参の弁当食べました。ここでは食べ物を販売してません。 We had lunch at the picnic table under the tree. They don't sell food here. 苗も１つ＄５や＄６で販売。ラベンダー精油、らベンダートマトジャム、ラベンダーイチゴジャム、サシェット、ソープ、ローション、シャンプーなどラベンダー商品を販売。シーズン外はオンラインショップから購入可能です。
Lavender Seedlings were $5 or $6 each. They were selling Essential Oil, Lavender Tomato Jam, Lavender Strawberry Jam, Lavender Sachet, Soaps, Lotions, Shampoo, etc. They also have On-line shopping site.
奥にざくろの花が咲き、実がなってました。ざくろは縁起物。 There were Pomegranate flowers and fruits in the back. Pomegranate is lucky item. くるみの実。青々と緑色。ラベンダーに蝶がとまって、幻想的でした。 Walnuts. Butterflies were resting on Lavender flowers. It was like a fantasy.
馬ちゃんらも元気そうでした。ひろびろしたオーハイ盆地。風通しがよくて、気持ち良さそうでした。（写真：モアナさん） Horses were fine, too. It's spacious and gets good breeze in Ojai valley. They looked comfortable. (Photo by Moana) New Oak Ranch 9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road Ojai, CA 93023 tel:805-640-1189 www.newoakranch.com
Less than 6 miles east of Ojai and 12 miles west of Santa Paula.
このあとその日、2-3箇所オーハイをまわりました。 We went to two to three locations in Ojai after this that day.
It was a one day trip to Hiroshima from Hakata station in Fukuoka. I took a Shinkansen bullet train to Shin Hiroshima station, took a JR Sanyou main line to Miyajima-guchi station for 25 minutes. There is a Ferry terminal for Miyajima about 2 minute walking distance. I took a JR Miyajima ferry boat to Miyajima. The JR Miyajima ferry boats are operated every 15 to 35 minutes. I planned to meet a friend at Miyajima-guchi station. She is from Hiroshima and knows the area. I had a JR Pass, so shinkansen bullet train, a local JR train, and JR Miyajima ferry were free with that JR pass.
Another view from Itsukushima Shrine. The first shrine buildings were probably erected in the 6th century, and the shrine has been destroyed many times. The present shrine dates from the mid-16th century, and follows the earlier 12th century design. That design was established in 1168, when funds were provided by the warlord Taira no Kiyomori.
This Goddess statue was place outside of Itsukushima Shrine. There was another stone marking of "May Peace Prevail On Earth" on the left side. We prayed for Japan and world peace and perform In's in front of this Goddess.
Look at them. They are fat and gorgeous looking Oysters, garnished with Ponzu Citrus Sauce. Aki district/Miyajima are famous for Oysters. We had hot grilled Oysters with Ponzu Sauce and cold Beer. We were so happy......
宮島で有名なもみじ饅頭。やまだ屋さん。チーズ入り、チョコ入り、抹茶入りなど、いろいろ。 Famous "Momiji manju" at Yamadaya. There are many varieties, such as with Cream Cheese, Chocolate, Green Tea, etc.
紅葉饅頭の焼きたて2個を200円で注文しました。お茶は無料。セルフサービスで。 I ordered two Momiji Manju, freshly cooked at 200 yen ($2.60) Green Tea was provided for free with self-service.
あなご飯処・フクヤ Fukuya Restaurant 安芸・宮島は、あなごも名産品らしいです。穴子飯を出してる店が多かったです。 Sea-Eel is another special good in Miyajima, Aki area. Many restaurants serve char-broiled Sea-Eel over Rice.
ゴーゴーマツイ丼スペシャル$5.50(通常$12.25)を今日久々に食べました。第一と第三火曜日にこのスペシャルがあるそう。 "GoGo Matsui Bowl Special": I had that special today. I did not eat it for a long time. It's $5.50 (regular $12.25) on First and Third Tuesday of the month. There are 7 Shrimp Tempura, a few Vegetable Tampura on top of Steamed Rice. It's served with a Miso Soup and Tempura Sauce.
8月6日は広島原爆が投下された日です。人類史上最初の原子爆弾は、広島市中心地上空で爆発し、20万人以上の命を奪いました。訪日中の5月28日に訪れました。 "Hiroshima World Heritage Site: On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb in history was dropped and exploded 600 meters above downtown Hiroshima, killing more than 200,000 people. I visited Hiroshima Dome on May 28, 2012.
Take a Hiroden surface train to "Genbaku Dome". It's right there from the train station. My girlfriend and I were talking and we missed that station and went to the next station, "Kamiya-cho West". It's the biggest shopping area in Hiroshima city. We walked the underground malls. We found a flower shop and got some white flower to take it to the Hiroshima Dome site.
原爆投下直後の広島市紙屋町の周辺。 Hiroshima Kamiya-cho, right after the atomic bomb attack
We prayed for the Hiroshima atomic bomb victims, families, peace in Japan, and world peace. We also performed "IN"s of humanity.
原爆ドーム碑 /Atomic Dome Memorial 昭和20年8月6日、史上はじめての原子爆弾により破壊された旧広島県産業奨励館の残骸である。原爆はこの建物の真上約600メートルの空中で爆発した。その1個の爆弾によって20万を超える人びとの生命が失われ、半径約２キロメートルに及ぶ市街地が廃墟と化した。この悲痛な事実を後世に伝え人類の戒めとするため、国の内外の平和を願う多数の人びとの寄金によって、補強工事を施し、これを永久に保存する。～昭和42年8月6日。広島市。
原爆ドーム碑 /Atomic Dome Memorial On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb in human history exploded in the air, 600 meters above this building, "Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Hall". One bomb took more than 200,000 lives, and destroyed everything withing 2 km radius. We will protect and preserve this building with help of the donations given by the numerous people in Japan and all over the world who hope for peace. So that this tragic fact can be learned by the people in the future generations. We will preserve this building forever. 8-6-1947 Hiroshima City.
It was hot like Summer with 29 C (88 F) temperature on May 28th. It must have been hotter on August 6th. The atomic bomb victims suffered severe burns and rushed to the river, wanting for water. We placed the white flower we got at the flower shop and prayed here for some more.
My girlfriend treated me for Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) in Kamiya-cho after this. I got on to a Shinkansen bullet train, and I saw a double rainbow circling the sun from the window. The photo is not clear through the window, though.
歌舞伎役者の顔見世、博多座船乗り込みが毎年５月29日に博多で行われます。5月帰福中に参加しました。今年はお天気に恵まれました。 Hakataza Funanorikomi:Hakataza June Kabuki shows are held at Hakataza Theater in Hakata (Fukuoka), Japan every year. They have a Funanorikomi ceremony on May 29th. We got tickets to watch it again. The weather was very nice this year. I attended it while I was visiting Fukuoka, Japan.
博多着物を着る会の方々に便乗。朝8時半から着物の着付けと髪結いです。母と。 I went with the Wear Kimono Group in Hakata. I made an appointment at a salon at 8:30 am for hair and wearing Kimono with my mother.
博多着物を着る会で11時に近くのホテルに集合しランチ。舟乗り込みの歴史などをききました。 The members of Wear Kimono Group Hakata gathered for lunch at 11 am at a near-by hotel. We learned the history of "Hakataza Funanorikomi".
We waited for the boats to come in the back of Kawabata Zenzai Square along the river in Kami Kawabata Mall, Fukuoka, Japan. A boarding ceremony was held at Canal City Hakata at 1 pm. The boats left there and "koujou" greeting was done at Kawabata Zenzai Square for a few minutes from around 1:45 pm.
歌舞伎役者、芸子さん、市長、ゲストらを乗せた舟。 Boats carrying Kabuki actors, Geisha girls, City mayor, guests, etc.
The boats left one by one after the "koujou" greeting. The boats will float until Hakata Riverain where Hakataza theater is located. The boat pilots are gathered here from Yanagawa city every year. In Yanagawa there are many sight-seeing river floating boats.
We were blessed with sunny weather this year. Last year a typhoon passed through the Northern Kyushu Island at the exact time. Funanorikomi ceremony was cancelled.
川端ぜんざい広場の山傘 Yamakasa float at Kawabata Zenzai Square 福岡市博多区上川端町10-254 10-254 Kami-kawabata, Hakata-ku Fukuoka city, Japan
博多座のある博多リバレン Hakataza Theater at Hakata Riverain 2-1 Shimo-kawabata, Hakata-ku Fukuoka city, Japan 福岡市博多区下川端町2－1 TEL:092-263-5555 (Reservation) TEL:092-263-5858 (General) www.hakataza.co.jp/ www.hakataza.co.jp/keitai/
This year I stayed in my home city, Fukuoka, from May 24 evening to 29 afternoon. While I was there, I did a day trip to Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima by taking Sakura Bullet train. Sorry that my blog uploading is slow.
先週末セドナにドライブ旅行。ロサンゼルスから片道500マイル（800km)です。朝6時45分にガーディナ市を出発。高速を飛ばし、途中3回休憩し、午後3時15分にセドナのホテルに到着。写真を少しシェアーします。 ( ベル・ロック / Bell Rock ↓） Sedona Trip 1: We drove to Sedona, AZ last weekend. It's about 500 miles (800 km) each way. We left Gardena at 6:45 am and took free ways and high ways, took 3 breaks, and arrived at Sedona around 3:15 pm. I will share some photos from Sedona. 7/21日、朝5時にホテル(Days Inn Kopelili)で待ち合わせをして、車で3分ぐらいの、Bell Rock Trail Pass 駐車場を過ぎ、Courthouse Butte 駐車場に車を停める。1日$5。往復2時間ほどのハイキングコース。
We met at the hotel (Days Inn Kopelili) at 5 am on July 21, drove 3 minutes north and passed "Bell Rock Trail Pass" parking and parked at "Courthouse Butte" parking lot. It's $5 for a day pass. The hiking was about 2 hours a round trip.
There were huge rocks on the way to the top, I could not climb them by myself. John, Kurumi, and Joy who were with me helped me, and I was able to climb up there. Thanks a lot for your help.
一番上までは行けませんが、道具無しで行けた最高地点の岩で、朝陽を見ながら30分ほど瞑想。 We could not go up to the very top without rock climbing tools. We went up very far and saw sun-rise and did meditation for 30 minutes up there.
気持ちのいい早朝ハイキングでした。前の晩、90日ぶりに雨が降ったセドナ。山火事警報も解除されラッキーでした。 It was very nice early morning hike. It rained for the first time in 90 days the previous night in Sedona. It lifted the brush fire warnings. We were lucky.
After the hike, we had breakfast, went to Pink Jeep tour, Lunch, Astrology Class, Indian Sweat Lodge, Pot-luck Dinner, and Chrystal Astrology class until 10:20 pm. It was a long day. The tour was planned by Reverend John Hirano of ISC Center.
The Kingdom of the Ryukyus reigned over Japan's southwestern islands for about 450 years from 1429 to 1879.
Since 32,000 years ago, humans lived in the Ryukyu Archipelago, a chain of islands stretching from Amami-oshima in the north to Yaeyama Islands in the south. Political forces on these islands began to appear in the 12th century, a period corresponding to Japan's Kamakura era.
Through wars and reconciliation, local warlords known as "aji" were gradually reduced in number as power was consolidated by a few. Finally in 1429, Sho Hashi defeated the major ajis to establish a unified nation. This marks the birth of the Kingdom of the Ryukyus and the Sho Dynasty.
The Ryukyus gradually evolved. Through trade and diplomatic ties with China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, the Ryukyus developed as an ocean-faring nation, with Shurijo Castle as its political, economic and cultural center.
I took a shuttle bus from the hotel in Ginowan city to Naha airport. I stored my luggage in a prepaid locker. Then, I took a monorail, called "Yui-rail" from the airport to Shurijo station around 30 minutes. It's 18 minute walking distance from the monorail station to the entrance gate. I took a local bus and walked 5 minutes to the entrance gate.
龍があちらこちらにあしらわれています。龍神様の宿るお城です。 Dragons were used in several places in the buildings. Dragon God is staying in the castle.
首里城本殿の真上に龍神様の形をした雲が浮びます。 A dragon-shaped Dragon God's cloud appeared above the main building at Shurijo Castle.
琉球王が座した椅子。赤と金であでやかです。 The chair of the Ryukyu kingdom king. It's decorated with red and Gold and very colorful.
首里城から見下ろした那覇港。 Naha Seaport looking from Shurijo Castle
首里城 Shuri Castle 沖縄県那覇市首里金城町1-2番地 1-2 Kinjo-cho, Shuri Naha city, Okinawa tel:098-886-2020
入館料は大人800円。ゆいレールの1日乗車券（600円）を見せれば、入館料は600円に割引される。 Admission is 800 yen for adults. If you show Yui-rail's one day pass (600 yen), it will be discounted to 600 yen.
June 23rd was Irei No Hi, the day to console the dead in Okinawa. June 23 is the day systematic fighting of Japanese in Okinawa came to an end in 1945 and is now a prefectural holiday of Okinawa. I offer my sincere condolence to the people who died in the war, and hope that beautiful sky and the ocean remain there for a long time in the future.
U.S. plans to deploy the MV-22 Osprey aircrafts at a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture in August, 2012. The military base is here, in Ginowan city. The people in Ginowan city and Okinawa are opposing that plan. I pray the people's voices are heard.
玉泉洞探索のあとは、『レストラン～バイキング美ら島』でビュッフェランチを楽しみました。同じおきなわワールド内にあり、大人1260円、子供840円です。60～80種類のメニューで560人収容。 "Churashima Buffet Restaurant": We were starving and went to the buffet restaurant for lunch. It's located in the "Okinawa World". Buffet price is 1260 yen ($16.25) for Adult and 840 yen ($10.85) for Children, tax included. There are 60 to 80 kinds of menu and 560 seats available.
Fish Tempura, Okinawa Style Tempura, Pumpkin Tempura, and Chikiagi. Chikiagi is Fried Fishcake Mixed with Vegetable and other ingredients. Chikiagi is an origin of Satsuma-age. It's also called Okinawa Style Satsuma-age.
It won Gold Award six years in a row at International Beer Contest. It's micro-brewed in Okinawa by Nantoshyzo. "Nihe-dei-bill" means "thank you" in Okinawan language. This beer expresses "thank you" to customers and Okinawa.
デザート / Desserts プリン、グレープフルーツゼリー、コーヒーゼリーなど。
Pudding, Grapefruit Ge-lo, Coffee Ge-lo, etc.
わらび餅 Warabi Mochi
パイナップル、オレンジ、各種ミニケーキ。 Pineapple, Orange, varieties of Mini Cakes.
Okinawa World is Okinawa Prefecture's foremost theme park and presents the local history, culture and nature all in one location. The parks main attraction is Gyokusendo. 5000 meter long cave that was formed approximately 300,000 years ago, it offers today a 890-meter promenade to the public. It was explored by professor Hiroshi Yamauchi of Ehime University in March 1967 when Okinawa was under U.S. occupation.
There are over 10 million naturally formed Stalactites, and it's the highest numbers in Japan
There was a golden table shaped Stalactite where water merged and became a river. The surface of the water was shining blue and beautiful. I could not get good photo of it because it's dark. It's named "Blue Fountain" Clickhere for the photo.
It was used for a new year variety show "Santaku" on January 3, 2011. They display this sign at that spot. A comedian, Sanma Akashiya and a singer and actor, Takuya Kimura explored the cave looking for a treasure.
The cave is one way. It took about 40 to 45 minutes walking and viewing inside. There is also a scenic village of old time Okinawa and workshops that allow experiencing Okinawa's traditional industrial heritage and local folk craft such as glass blowing and pottery.
5月後半訪日中初めて東北を訪問。宮城県で被災地支援する『め組JAPAN』に参加しました。その時の旅日記です。「ひまわりプロジェクト」に参加。2日前のツイートによると、今年初ひまわりが咲いたそうです。ツイートされた写真をiPhoneで撮影しました。↓ "Megumi JAPAN, Eastern Japan Trip": I visited Eastern Japan for the first time during my Japan trip in later half of May, 2012. I participated "Megumi JAPAN" who has been supporting the disaster area since 3-11-2011. The project I was assigned was "Seeds of Hope" sunflower project. Two days ago they tweeted the photo of the first bloom of the Sunflower in the area. I took it with my iPhone and uploaded it here.
"Megumi JAPAN"'s headquarter is located near "Rikuzen-Toyosato" station in Miyagi Prefecture. I left my hotel in Shinjuku at 8 AM on May 18th. I took an "Chuo-kaisoku" express train to Tokyo Station. Then, I took Shinkansen bullet trains to Sendai and Furukawa stations. I took 3 more local lines from there and reached "Rickuzen-Toyosato" at 1 PM. It's 18 minute walking distance from there. I asked to call a taxi. I got to "Megumi JAPAN" in 2 minutes. It took 5 hours one way from Tokyo.
It was raining in Eastern Japan while I was riding trains. It stopped raining when I got to "Rikuzen-Toyosato" station and became cloudy. I saw the slide of photos taken right after the 3-11-2011 disaster in Ishinomaki area and helped packing Sunflower seeds for 20 seeds per plastic bag, and dowsing off from the jet-lag in the afternoon. There were several inside, but 15 people were out volunteering in the rain. They came back little after 5 PM.
午後7時から皆で夕飯タイム。その日は沖縄名物タコライスと卵焼きでした。ご馳走。美味しかったです。 Dinner time from 7 PM wit everyone. The menu was "Taco Rice" from Okinawa and Tamagoyaki Omelet. It was delicious.
Two local ladies come to prepare dinner every day. It's a great relief for the volunteers who work all day in the disaster area and come back. They don't have to drag their tired bodies to prepare dinner. The delicious dinner seemed to create vital energy and willingness there.
A big room is used for men, and two small rooms are used for women to fold out Futon beds and sleep. There are some Futon and blankets that people left. You need to bring your own bath towels for shower.
Everyone wakes up at 7 am, and finishes breakfast and cleaning. There is Radio-taiso exercise and morning meeting from 8 am. Everyone leaves for Ishinomaki, the project area at 9 am. It was bright and sunny from morning. It was the first sunny day in 10 days or so in the area.
宮城県石巻市双葉町・小学校 An Elementary School in Futaba-cho, Ishinomaki, Miyagi 大津波の被害にあい、建物は残ったけれど、火災に逢った小学校。
An elementary school building remained after the giant Tsunami waves, but it suffered a fire.
海沿いに高く積み上げられたガレキ Debris piled up high along the coastal line 遠くに高く積み上げられたガレキを望遠ズームで撮影。人が住めなくなった海岸部分にあります。
I took a photo of the debris piled up high and very far with my camera zoom lens. They are piled up along the coastal line where people can no longer live.
We took out the remaining debris and weeds and dag the soil, and planted Sunflower seeds at the house we got a permission. We did this one house at a time.
There used to be many housings in the area. The volunteer work continues until 4 pm or later each day.
がんばろう、石巻！ Let's Do Our Best, Ishinomaki!
高速バスと新幹線の時間があるので、4時前に出て石巻駅まで送ってもらいました。駅では手塚治虫のアニメキャラクターが迎えてくれました。 I asked a project member to give me ride to Ishinomaki Station little before 4 pm to catch an express bus to Sendai Station and a bullet train. Some characters from Osamu Tezuka's Anime welcomed me at Ishinomaki Station.
ローカル電車は本数が少ないので、震災後臨時で石巻駅から出ている高速バス（仙台駅前まで850円）が便利と教えてもらいました。仙台駅まで1時間45分ほどで到着。 There only a few local lines from Rikuzen-Toyosato. After 3-11-11 disaster, an express bus line exists from Ishinomaki Station to Sendai Station (850 yen, $11). It reached Sendai Station in 1 hour 45 minutes.
伯養軒・帆立釜飯 Scallop Pot Rice by Hakuyoken 新幹線の中で買った駅弁。むつ湾産の帆立を使った釜飯。950円ぐらいでした。最後の1個。ラッキー！
A bento box I got inside Shinkansen bullet train. Scallops are from Mutsu Bay in the north. It's cooked in a pot. It was around 950 yen ($12.35) and the last one left. I was lucky!
Some people who live in Los Angeles and experienced volunteering with "Megumi JAPAN" told me, "Seeing once is worth hearing it over 100 times. It's better to experience it yourself than hearing it from others." So, I went to experience it myself. I agree and understand the meaning of it. Japan is still a wonderful county!
There are many volunteers in early 20's. They save money and come to volunteer. They keep repeating it, called "Student team". There are some who quit their works and came to the disaster area right after 3-11-11 and remained there. There are several who has a regular full time job on Monday to Friday, and drive to the area Friday night and volunteer in the area on Saturday and Sunday. They drive back to work in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanto-area Sunday night and work from Monday morning, called "Weekend team". Thank you for your helping hands and spirits.
5月22日那覇の泊港（とまりん）から高速ライナーで渡が敷島へ行く時、タクシーの運転手さんが、同港の北側で入手できる格安お寿司を教えてくれました。 （特上にぎり寿司 750円 / Deluxe Nigiri Sushi $9.50) "Great Lunch in Okinawa": A taxi driver told me about the great Sushi available near Tomarin seaport. It's located at the north side of Tomarin ferry terminal. I got a deluxe sushi on my way to Togashiki Island on May 22, 2012.
沖縄の渡嘉敷島の美しい海でスノーケルを５月22日楽しみました。 5月は梅雨の沖縄ですが、同日朝から快晴でした。 Togashiki Island, Okinawa: I enjoyed snorkeling at Togashiki Island on May 22, 2012. May is a rainy season in Okinawa, but it was sunny from the early morning that day.
遠浅でサンゴ礁が広がる。熱帯魚と一緒に泳ぎながらのスノーケリング。そこは竜宮城。地上の楽園です。 The coral leaves wide-spread in the shallow ocean. I enjoyed snorkeling in the beautiful ocean with tropical fish. It is the palace of the Dragon King, a paradise on Earth.
昨日日本各地と全米で金環日食に沸きました。5月16日早朝羽田着便で訪日中です。18日と19日は宮城県の「め組JAPAN」基地へ行き、石巻市の復興支援をほんの少し経験しました。こちらは写真を勝手に掲載できないので、後日アップします。5月20日、富士山ろくで開催されたSOPPに参加しました。 People all over Japan and USA watched annular Solar eclipse yesterday. I arrived Haneda early morning on May 16th. I visited "Megumi Japan" team at Miyagi, and volunteered little bit in Ishinomaki city on May 18th and 19th. I cannot upload photos without permissions on these, so I will upload them later. I participated SOPP (Symphony of Peace Prayer) event at Mt. Fuji on May 20, 2012.
世界から招かれた宗教のリーダーのもと世界平和を祈っていると、真上に、日輪（太陽のわまりを囲む丸い虹）がでました。きれいでした。 While we were playing world peace with religious leaders invited from around the world, the sun and circling rainbow around the sun appeared. It was so beautiful.
I visited Kamakura and for Okinawa late night on May 21. I am updating this from Okinawa. It was rainy season in Okinawa, but it was sunny from the early morning on May 22nd. Every where I visited in Japan became sunny. I'm so lucky and blessed.
感謝祭の週末11月26日、セドナ再訪。11月23日から28日までフェニックスで女性ばかりの乗馬・ヨガ合宿中、フェニックスからの日帰り旅行で、片道車で1時間35分ぐらいでした。セドナはアメリカで有数のパワースポット。街全体のエネルギーが違います。「ホーリークロス・チャペル」で撮影した写真を掲載します。 Chapel of The Holy Cross, Sedona: I visited Sedona, AZ on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 during Thanksgiving Weekend. It was a 1 day trip, 1 hour 35 minute drive from Phoenix, AZ, where I was staying for a horseback riding and Yoga retreat from Nov. 23 to 28, 2011. Sedona is a well known power spot. The town itself has different energy. I will post photos taken at "Chapel of The Holy Cross".
地球のエネルギーが沸きあがる場所、ボルテックスの岩山に建てたれたチャペルです。 It's a chapel built on a vortex, where energy from the earth flows out.
History--The first conception came to Marguerite Bruswig Staude in 1932 in New York City while observing the newly constructed Empire State Building. When viewed from a certain angle a cross seemed to impose itself through the very core of the structure.
Built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out of a thousand foot red rock wall, "solid as the Rock of Peter" the building of the Chapel was completed in April 1956. Just the physical construction was a physical miracle, overcoming difficult conditions to construct this chapel.
Chapel of the Holy Cross 780 Chapel Rd Sedona, AZ 86336 tel:928-282-4069
Someone once told the vortex at the chapel was supposed to invoke feelings of gratitude. I found that to be true. I was filled with gratitude and lit a candle for a prayer. There is a donation box to light candles.
チャペルの入り口前から観た景色。大自然は壮大です。 A view from the chapel entrance. The mother nature is splendid.
チャペル前の駐車場からの景色。サボテンの花とセドナの赤岩山を撮影。 A view from the chapel parking lot. Captured blooming Cactus flower and Sedona's Red Rock.
コロラドで有名な「Beaujo's Pizza」のマウンテンパイ・ピッザを10月25日フォート・コリンズ・ダウンタウンで初挑戦。コロラド州に数店展開するピザ屋さん。グルテンフリー（小麦粉未使用）ピザもあります。 "Beaujo's Pizza, CO" is very famous in Colorado for its "Mountain Pie" pizza. I tried it for the first time in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado on Oct. 25, 2011. There are several locations in Colorado state. 10月22日から26日までコロラド州を初訪問しました。滞在中にブロ友のワニさんが、教えてくれました。
I visited Colorado state for the first time from Oct 22 to Oct 26, 2011. My blog friend, Wani, told me about this pizza restaurant while I was visiting in Colorado.
メニューの一部 A portion of the Menu
They have "Gluten Free"--no wheat, rye, barley, oats--and "cow milk free" cheese pizza and other food menu as well.
ピザ・サラダ食べ放題 Unlimited Pizza, Soup/Salad Bar 月曜、火曜、水曜日の昼11時から2時まで出来たてピザ、サラダバー、スープが$7.99で食べ放題でした。これにしました。
They had "Unlimited Pizza, Salad Bar, Soup" on Monday to Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm. We tried this.
チキンヌードルスープ Heartland Chicken Noodle Soup
They were so good!
Beaujo's Pizza Beau Jo's Ft. Collins 100 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
お知らせ/Update: 12月8日世界19カ国でドミノピザが半額です。オンライン注文のみ。コード("50%OFF")要。 http://www.facebook.com/DominosJapan On Dec. 8, customers in 19 countries will be able to join the international party with Domino's by receiving an offer for 50 percent off any menu-priced pizza ordered online through a specialized Facebook tab.
You need the code ("50%OFF") when you order it On-line.
コロラド滞在2日目23日は、ロッキー山脈国立公園を訪問。滞在先のフォートコリンズからハイウエイを1時間半ほど南西に向かった所です。その側にある「ネパール・カフェ」でカレー食べました。 "Nepal's Cafe", Estates Park, CO: We wanted to visited "Rocky Mountain National Park" on the second day of our visit to Colorado on Oct. 23, 2011. It was about 90 minute drive to South West from Fort Collins, where we stayed. We had a buffet Lunch at "Nepal's Cafe" in the Estes Park there.
ハイウエイ沿いに見える景色と紅葉が素晴らしかったです。 Fall foliage and scenery were marvelous along the highways.
We kept driving toward the summit and the entrance to "Rocky Mountain National Park".
According to Wikipedia: Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) elevation. The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) in elevation in Lake County is the highest point of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
We arrived at the entrance to "Rocky Mountain National Park", but the main path in the national park was closed due to snow. If you drive though the path, you will see beautiful scenery of snow covered Rocky Mountains with Fall foliage. We decided to wall around the Estates Park and have lunch there.
コロラド旅行初日、「寿司三昧」のお寿司を夕飯に食べました。ボルダー市にあります。インディアン温泉から75分ほど北東に運転。街灯のない山道や広い平原を通過するハイウエイを通過しました。 "Sushi Zanmai", Boulder, CO: We drove 75 minutes North East from Indian Hot Springs on our first night of Colorado trip. It's located in Boulder city, Colorado. We drove through highways in dark mountains and prairies without any street lights or highway lights.
It's located at the center of Boulder near University of Colorado. They just had a home coming football game that Saturday night, Oct. 22, 2011. Many people were there to watch the game and enjoy the night. It took us 25 minutes to find a parking spot when we arrived the town around 7:30 pm.
They had fresh fish imported from Kyushu, Japan and several other fresh ingredients. The person in the middle is Keizo, the owner chef. "Sushi Zanmai" has been in business for over 25 years. Keizo came to "Sushi Zanmai" 15 years ago. I heard about Keizo and "Sushi Zanmai" from others for a long time, but it was the first time meeting him in person.
ディナー・メニューの一部 A portion of Dinner Menu お寿司以外の和食もいろいろそろってました。
They had varieties of Japanese dishes beside Sushi.
スペシャル・メニューの一部 A portion of Special Menu for the Day
After wondering what to order, we ordered three to four kinds of special Rolled Sushi and Wakame Seaweed and Cucumber Sunomono (seasoned with Rice Vinegar).
ボルダー巻き $7.95 Boulder Roll ハマチ、マグロ、アボカド、貝割れ大根などが入った巻き寿司。
Yellowtail, Tuna, Avocado, Kaiware Sprouts are made into Rolled Sushi.
スモーキー・バンディット巻き $7.95 Smokey & The Bandit Roll スモークしたマスの巻き寿司。超薄切りきゅうりが上に飾られます。マス寿司は初めて食べました。
Smoked Trouts Rolled Sushi with really think sliced Cucumber. It's my first time eating Trout Sushi.
ストップ・ドロップ・アンド・ロール $9.80 Stop Drop and Roll 海老の天ぷら、スパイシーツナ（マグロ）などを巻き、ねぎのミジン切りをかけたもの。人気メニューらしいです。
Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna, etc. are rolled and sprinkled with chopped Green Onions. This is very popular menu here.
胡瓜とわかめの酢の物 Cucumber and Wakame Sunomono 伝統的な酢の物とは違い、レモン汁をかけていただくあっさりした酢の物でした。
It was different from Traditional Cucumber Wakame Sunomono. It's not really marinated in seasoned Rice Vinegar, but you can sprinkle Lemon Juice at your preference.
花火ロール $7.95 Fire Craker Roll マグロ、マサゴなどの巻き寿司。口の中で弾けます。これも人気メニューだそう。 デジカメ電池切れのため、 この辺りからiPhoneで撮影。ちょっと暗くてすみません。
It's Rolled Sushi made of fresh Tuna, Masago, etc. It sparks in your mouth. This is also a popular menu here. My digital camera ran out of battery. The photo is taken with my iPhone from here. Sorry, it's not bright.
銀河巻き $11 Gallexy Roll その日のスペシャルメニューの一品。ウナギ、アボカド、たぶんマグロなどの巻き寿司。美味しくてあっという間に食べ、中身が何だったのか、よく覚えてません。
It was in "Special Menu of the Day". It had Grilled Eel, Avocado, perhaps Tuna, and etc. It was so good, and I ate right away. I don't remember other ingredients at all.
土曜は夜10から12時までカラオケ・ナイト。午後9時20分に出ましたがすごい賑わいでした。中がつながり左隣に居酒屋もあるそうです。 They have Karaoke Night from 10 pm to 12 on Saturday. We left around 9:20 pm. It was very crowded. They have Izakaya on the left side with some path ways connected inside.
SUSHI ZANMAI 寿司三昧 1221 Spruce St Boulder, CO 80302 tel:(303) 440-0733 Lunch: M-F 11:30 - 2:00 Dinner: M - F 5:00 - 10:00 Sat. 5:00 - 12:00 Sun 5:00 - 10:00 www.sushizanmai.com
It's 30 to 40 minutes from Denver Airport. *Avoid E470 Toll Road from Denver unless you get the pass for $36 at a rental-car shop. The penalty for taking E470 toll road without the pass is $25 cash per 4 mile toll or something.
10月22日から26日までコロラド州初訪問中です。22日午後3時にデンバー空港に到着。4輪駆動レンタカーを借り、1時間少々西にある「インディアン温泉」に行ってきました。 "Indian Hot Springs@Colorado": I'm visiting state of Colorado for the first time from Oct. 22 to 26, 2011. I arrived at Denver airport around 3 pm on Oct. 22, got a 4X4 rental car, drove over 1 hour to west to Indian Hot Springs. デンバー空港 Denver Airport
This photo was taken at Denver Airport. We arrived at the gate, took a monorail ride, and walked around here. The architecture is very nice. It's designed to get sunshine. I saw Solar panels lined up on the ground while transporting to a car rental shop from the departure gate.
9月10日ロカール登山の会に便乗して、"Eaton Canyon"でハイキング。サウスベイ地区の人は朝7時半にトーレンスのとある公園に集合。1時間ほどで"Eaton Canyon"登山口のある駐車場に到着。 "Eaton Canyon": I joined a local hiking group and hiked up in "Eaton Canyon" on Saturday, September 10, 2011. In South Bay area, we gathered at a park in Torrance at 7:30 am. In 1 hour, we arrived at the parking lot and the start point of the hiking trail at Eaton Canyon.
We started hiking around 8:35 am. It was sunny and rained for 25 minutes from 7:20 am in South Bay area. In Orange County, it rained from 8:40 am or so. It was cloudy by did not rain in Eaton Canyon hiking area that day.
As I crossed small streams several times, I walked in the water, getting my shoes, socks, and sneakers wet. The group leader, P, said he wears "quick dry" trousers, socks, and sneakers, so they get dry in a few minutes after getting wet.
We arrived at the waterfall, the end of the hiking trail. It took 1 hour and 10 minutes.
We asked another hiker to take a picture for us. Here is the group photo of the local hiking group.
『飛龍園・元祖長崎ちゃんぽん』で5月25日ランチしました。長崎市の長崎駅前商店街にあります。ど派手で巨大なディスプレーで前日から気になってたお店でした。 "Hiryuen Original Nagasaki Noodle": I had lunch there on May 25, 2011. The noodle shop is located inside Nagasaki Station Front Arcade in Nagasaki city. It has jumbo and shocking displays, so I wanted to try here from the day before. 長崎皿うどん Nagasaki Sara Udon (Deep Fried Noodle)
飛龍園・元祖長崎ちゃんぽん店頭 Hiryuen Original Nagasaki Noodle Shop
こちらがメニュー。定食、和風丼、洋風ライスもあります。 This is the menu (Japanese). They also have Chicken Rice with Ketchup and Omelet Rice.
皿うどん・特製 800円 Sara Udon Special 800yen ($10) ラーメンか長崎チャンポンか、皿うどんか、迷いましたが、これにしました。皿うどんも並600円、海老入り700円もあります。この特製には、海老、烏賊、カマボコ、野菜の他に自家製肉団子が入ってました。
皿うどん・特製 800円 Sara Udon Special 800yen ($10) I was wondering what to order among Ramen, Nagasaki Chanpon (Seafood Noodle), and Sara Udon (Deep Fried Noodle), and I ordered this. Among Sara Udon, there was a choice of Regular (600 yen), Shrimp (700 yen), and Special (800 yen). The Special had Home-made Meat Balls on top of Shrimp, Squid, Fish Cake, Vegetables.
飛龍園・元祖長崎ちゃんぽん 長崎県長崎市大黒町5-14 (長崎駅前駅から75m) Hiryuen Nagasaki Chanpon 5-14, Daikoku-machi Nagasaki city, Japan (75 meters from JR Nagasaki Station) tel:095-821-9865 飛龍園・食ベログ
They add home-made broth to make Deep Fried Noodles. They deep fly noodles in good quality oil and serve them right away, so Sara udon (Deep Fried Noodle) tastes great. They were selling the Instant Deep Fried Noodles Packages that you can cook later, but it tastes much better if you dine there.
8月9日は長崎原爆記念日です。1945年66年前に米軍がプルトニウム型原子爆弾を長崎市の中心地に同日午前11時2分ごろ投下した。平和祈念公園を5月25日午前11時前後に訪問しました。 (平和祈念像/The Peace Statue ↓) "Nagasaki Peace Park": August 9th is the anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bomb attack. The US dropped a pulthermal type atomic bomb to the center of Nagasaki city on that day around 11:02 am, 66 years ago in 1945. I visited the Nagasaki Peace Park around 11 am on May 25, 2011.
平和祈念像作者の言葉ー像の裏側にも作者の言葉が刻まれています。 Words from the Scalptor--it's also engraved on the back of the peace statue.
平和の泉 /Fountain of Peace 平和の泉 /Fountain of Peace When the atomic bomb exploded on August 9th, 1945, tens of thousands of people suffered terrible burns and died begging for water. Nagasaki city built the fountain of Peace.
中学生ぐらいの修学旅行生で賑わっていました。 The peace park was crowded with lots of junior high school students who came to the filed trip.
原爆の熱線は、爆心地で4000度、１キロ先でも1800度だったとか。 （平和公園・原爆資料館 より） The heat wave was 4000 C at the hypo-center or the ground zero and 1800 C at 1 km far away.
チリンチリン アイスクリーン100円 Chirin Chirin Ice Cream 100 yen ($1.25) なんだか懐かしい響きです。。。
It sounds nostalgic..."Chirin Chirin Ice Cream..."
There was only one flavor--Vanilla. She has been selling this here for more than 30 years.
It was simple, not too sweet, cold, and delicious...
長崎の鐘 / Bell of Nagasaki 原爆の時、全て焼け野原。そして人びとは黒焦げとなり、誰しも水を欲しがりました。 どうぞ花に水を与えてください。 When the atomic bomb exploded, everything was burned. Thousands of people were burned black, and every one begged for water. Please give water to the flowers.
修学旅行生に説明するボランティアさん A volunteer guide is explaining to the filed trip students. 長崎原爆投下中心地には城山小学校がありました。当時小学生で原爆にあい奇跡的に助かった生存者が、ボランティアで原爆当日の体験記を修学旅行生に語っていました。
There was Shiroyama Elementary School at the hypo-center of Nagasaki atomic bomb attack. Some experienced the attack as elementary students and survived miraculously. One of the survivors was telling his experience of the atomic bomb attack to students who were visiting there.
Nagasaki Peace Park 2011 長崎平和祈念公園
http://youtu.be/9wTy9YAezRc 5月25日午前11時過ぎ、ちょうど鐘が鳴りました。修学旅行生、引率の先生、ガイドさんらがうるさくて残念。11時2分から5分ほど鐘が鳴る間、黙祷して欲しかったです。 Lisaky777 on Aug 9, 2011--I visited Nagaki Peace Park around 11 am on 5-25-2011. There were many junior high school students at the park. The Nagasaki bell sounded from 11:02 am, the time of the atomic bomb attack on 8-9-1945 in Nagasaki.
On August 2, 2011, Yoko Ono visited Nagasaki city for the first time. She visited and placed flowers at the atomic bomb attack epi-center and atomic bomb museum. The city Mayor, Tokuhisa Tanoue gave her "Nagasaki Peace Special Agent Certificate".
At the press interview, Yoko Ono told, "Foreigners should visit here and know how cruel thing a human being did."
I agree with Yoko Ono's statement. You will not understand the suffering of the people unless you visit where the atomic bomb was dropped and look at the displays at the atomic bomb museum. 長崎市路面電車またはバスで「松山町」か「浜口町」下車
Get off the bus or local train at "Matsuyama-machi" or "Hamaguchi-machi".
Nagasaki Peace Memorial Service 2011 長崎平和祈念追悼式 2011年
http://youtu.be/EktWk9Yp5jI stripeschannel on Aug 9, 2011--A memorial service was held at the Nagasaki Peace Park on Aug. 9, 2011, the 66th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on the city at the tail end of World War II. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from 44 countries - including an envoy from the United States - to honor the more than 155,000 people who were claimed by the bomb, including the 80,000 killed instantly.
The service came three days after one similar in Hiroshima, and marked the first time in history that an envoy from the United States attended both services.
7月23日オーハイに日帰り旅行。ラベンダー畑の後、ロスパドレス国立公園内のローズ・バレー滝で軽くハイキング。片道0.5マイル（800メートル）の初心者コース。ハイキング道を行きます。 "Rose Valley Falls" is located in south side of Los Padres National Forest in Ojai area. After visiting a Lavender farm, we hiked here. One way is 0.5 mile (800 meter), and it's good for hiking beginners. Hike on a "Rose Valley Fall Hiking Trail". ローズバレーキャンプ場/ Rose Valley Campground
ローズバレー滝ハイクスタート地点への行き方 101 North フリーウエイ を走り、33番ハイウエイ下車。ロスパドレス国立公園に入る。ビジターセンターで1日アドベンチャーパス（$5）購入。オーハイから15マイル過ぎたところで"Sespe Road"に入り、"Rose Valley Falls" のサインがある。さらに3マイル走り、Chief Peak Road で右折。その道の先がローズバレーキャンプ場。そのキャンプ場の奥からローズバレー滝ハイキングトレイルが始まる。
To get to the trailhead: Take the 101 north through Ventura. Exit on highway 33. Take the 33 through Ojai and into the Los Padres National Forest. Get a One Day Adventure Pass at the Visitor Center. Fifteen miles past Ojai, take the Sespe Road turnoff. There will be a sign for Rose Valley Falls. Drive 3 more miles and turn right on Chief Peak Road which ends at the trailhead and Rose Valley campsite after half a mile. Display your adventure pass and start up the trail.
ローズバレー滝/Rose Valley Falls ０．５マイル、15分ほど細い山道を歩いて滝に到着しました。冒頭の写真からわかるように、2連の300フィート（約100メートル）の滝です。
The hike was 0.5 mile, about 15 minutes one way. We arrived at Rose Valley Falls. As you can see from the top photo, it's 3 tiered-300 feet (100 meter) falls.
昨日7月23日オーハイに日帰り旅行。まずはラベンダー畑、「ニューオーク農園」に向かいました。ここのラベンダーは、今年6月18日から7月30日か31日がシーズン。土日午前10時から午後4時まで開園。平日やシーズン外は電話予約要。 Lavender Farm in Ojai, CA: We went to "New Oak Ranch" in Ojai, California, yesterday, July 23, 2011. For year 2011, the lavender season is from June 18th to July 30th or 31st. The ranch is open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. If you prefer to go on weekday or after the season, appointment is required.
サウスベイやＬＡＸ空港方面からは、405番フリーウエイを北に行き、101番フリーウエイを北に行き、Victoria 126番フリーウエイを東へ行き、"South 10th Street"下車。150番ハイウエイを西に向かう。 （または、405 FWY North → 101FWY North → 33FWY East → 150HWY West.)
"9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road"の辺りで「Lavender」と白地に薄紫で書いた看板がこじんまりとあり。その前で右折。200フィート（60メートル）行って右折。600フィート（180メートル）行って、左に入り口あり、ゲートの奥。片道100マイル(160km)、2時間ほど。
Direction form LAX Airport and South Bay: Take 405 FWY North, 101 FWY North, 126 FWY East, and exit at "South 10th Street". And take 150 HWY West. (Or, take 405 FWY North, 101 FWY North, 33 FWY East, and 150 HWY West.)
Around "9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road", Turn Right at the "Lavender" sign with soft purple letter on white board. Go 200 feet (60 meter), and Turn Right. Continue for 600 feet (180 meter), and Turn Left. There is a gate. The New Oak Ranch is right there in the back. It takes about 2 hours. About 100 miles from Gardena, CA.
They will lend you flower cutting scissors, and you can pick your own lavenders. There are 7 to 8 kinds of Lavenders, and it's $5 per bunch.
There were horses next to the Lavender Farm. This horse was kidding around by chewing people softly...
木陰のピクニックテーブルでお弁当を食べました。お弁当などはここでは販売してません。 We had lunch at the picnic table under the tree. We brought our own lunch, because they don't sell it here.
くるみの実。青々と緑色。中の核が乾燥して、あのくるみになるみたいです。この辺はもともとくるみ農園だったそう。 Walnuts. The core gets dry and become brown from green. They also harvest Walnuts.
苗も１つ＄５や＄６で販売中。ラベンダー精油、らベンダートマトジャム、ラベンダーイチゴジャム、サシェット、ソープ、ローション、シャンプーなどラベンダー商品を販売してます。オンラインショップもあり。 Lavender Seedlings are $5 or $6 each. They were selling Essential Oil, Lavender Tomato Jam, Lavender Strawberry Jam, Lavender Sachet, Soaps, Lotions, Shampoo, etc. They also have On-line shopping site.
Ojai is a valley and the whole valley is a power spot. It's relaxing and healing. Lavenders have relaxing effects, too. We were so happy to visit here. We went to Rose Valley Falls and a secret natural sulfur hot-spring around Matilijada river after this.
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