「夏の北海道祭り」がニジヤマーケットで 7月11日（金）～14日（月）まで全米全店で開催されてます。LAX 空港から16分のニジヤトーレンス店に行ってきました。 "Summer Hokkaido Fair" is being held at Nijiya Market at all locations in USA from 7/11/2014 to 7/14/2014. I went Nijiya Torrance store, 16 minutes from LAX Los Angeles airport.
July 4th, "Independent Day" in America is coming around soon.
I planned to go to the fireworks show at Redondo Beach Pier. I can walk there from my house within 30 minutes. Torrance city is the next city near by. Toyota Corporation, Honda Corporation, and some hundreds of Japanese corporations are located in Torrance, CA. The fireworks show in Torrance finalized in July 2010. May the fireworks shows at Santa Monica College and Redondo Beach city will be continued forever!
8ヶ月ブログをお休みし、ご無沙汰しました。ずっと iPhone から写真をフェースブックにアップしていました。 さて、2014年6月28日には、サンタモニカカレッジで「祝いアメリカ・花火夏祭り」があることを地元の友人に教えていただき、行ってきました。 Sorry for not updating my blog for a long time, over 8 months? I kept uploading photos via iPhone to my Facebook page for a while. A local friend told me "Celebrate America 2014" fireworks show will go on at Santa Monica College on June 28, my birthday, this year. And I went there.
I came to LA and studied at Santa Monica College right after graduating Shuyukan High School near Fukuoka Dome in Fukuoka City, Japan. I graduated SMC and attended the graduation ceremony around 1986. The actor, Toshiro Mifune was there, awarded a Special Professor's title, and gave us a special speech, and I got his photo taken.
「東北復興応援フェア」がミツワ・トーレンス店、コスタメサ店で10月17日から20日まで開催されてます。18日夕方にトーレンス店に行くと、偶然友人に遭遇！宮城県「仙台竹次郎」ラーメンと「権米衛」のうなぎ、玄米ひじきおむすびを食べました。 (「仙台竹次郎」魚界系豚骨醤油ラーメン /"Sendai Takejiro",Fish, Pork Bone, Shoyu Soup Ramen) "Raising TOHOKU Fair" is being held at Torrance and Costa Mesa locations from October 17 to 20, 2013. I went to Torrance store on October 18 and ate Fish & Pork Bone Shoyu Noodle of "Sendai Takejiro" from Sendai, Miyagi, Japan and Rice Balls of "Gonbei", in Akita, Japan.
宮城県仙台市に店をかまえる「仙台竹次郎」が、“魚介系豚骨醤油らーめん”で勝負！魚・野菜のうまみがきいた豚骨ベースのコクのあるスープ。特製中太麺と愛称バツグンで風味豊かな醤油ラーメンです。 "Sendai Takejiro" brings their "Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen" for this event. Tonkotsu based soup is well blended with UMAMI of fish & vegetables and perfect matched special medium thick noodles. Enjoy this full-flavored shoyu Ramen.
10/17(Thu) - 20(Sun) Torrance Store 10/24(Thu) - 27(Sun) New Jersey Store
「おむすび権米衛」のおむすび各種 Unique rice balls from “Omusubi Gonbei” 「手むすび」、「大きさ」、「ふんわり」、「手渡し」。権米衛のおむすびは４つの特徴を持っています。 パワーと健康の源であるおむすびに愛情いっぱい込めて。
Uses premium rice from AKITA prefecture. Enjoy their Omusubi(rice balls) freshly grilled salmon, premium pickles plum from Kishu, and crisply shrimp tempura and more! Also try bonito-flavored miso soup.
10/17(Thu) - 20(Sun) Torrance Store 10/24(Thu) - 27(Sun) San Jose Store
東北復興応援フェア 10/17(木) ～ 20(日) トーランス、コスタメサ店 10/24(木) ～ 27(日) サンノゼ、シカゴ、ニュージャージー店 Rising TOHOKU Fair 10/17(Thu) - 20(Sun) Torrance, Costa Mesa 10/24(Thu) - 27(Sun) San Jose, Chicago, New Jersey
Iwate Pref. Various Dango Dumplings of “Iwate Abe Seifun (Mebuki-ya)”
山形産と青森産フルーツジュース Fruit Juices from Yamagata & Aomori prefectures 自然で濃い目のりんご、ぶどう、トマトジュースなどを山形県のセールスの方がたがわざわざ訪米し販売中。
They are selling natural Apple, Grapes, Tomato, etc. juices. Some sales persons were visiting from Yamagata prefecture to sell them.
They were selling Crab bento boxes and many kinds of foods there.
山形名物「新杵屋」の芋煮、玉こんにゃく、炊き込みご飯など。 山形で、出店や屋台でよく見かける、しょうゆと鰹だしがしみた玉こんにゃく。その起源は江戸の元禄の頃と言われている山形の芋煮会で有名な芋煮と炊き込み御飯のセットをお試しください。 １０月１７日(木) ～ ２０日(日) トーランス、コスタメサ店 １０月２４日(木) ～ ２７日(日) シカゴ、ニュージャージー店 “Potato Soup”, “Tama Konnyaku”, and “Mixed rice” from “Shin Kineya” in Yamagata Prefecture. Well-simmered Tama Konnyaku is must-try healthy item. Enjoy with potato soup and mixed rice. 10/17(Thu) - 20(Sun) Torrance Costa Mesa Stores 10/24(Thu) - 27(Sun) Chicago, New Jersey Stores
マリオンクレープ / Marion Crepes 3ヶ月前のミツワ「九州沖縄展」に沖縄店が出てた店です。日本各地にあるのかも。。。
This Crepes shop was there during Mitsuwa "Kyushu Okinawa Fair". They might have locations in many prefectures in Japan.
Mitsuwa Torrance 21515 S. Western Ave., Torrance,CA 90501 TEL: (310) 782-0335
ミツワ夏祭りが8月10日と11日にトーレンス店で開催中です。カラオケ大会が10日は午後6時から、11日は午後4時から開催です。 Mitsuwa Summer Festival: It's being held at Torrance store this weekend on 8-10 and 8-11. They offer Karaoke contest from 6 pm on 8-10-2013 and 4 pm on 8-11-2013.
At the special hall set up on the ground floor parking lot, there are food booths, game booths, including yo-yo ball fishing game, etc. On the outside stage, there are many events going on on both days that the audience can sign up and participate.
They are selling many food items, such as Snow Ice, Green Tea Soft Cream, Yakitori Grilled Chicken, Dipping Ramen Noodle, Soybean Tacos, etc.
It's offered by House Food Corporation (the food manufacturing corporation that owns Curry House restaurants in California, USA). It was $1 for 2 tacos. They use Soybeans instead of Beef, so it's vegetarian. It was so good!
夕焼け前の太陽光がきれいでした。 The sunlights before the sunset was beautiful.
Each Karaoke contest will accept up to 10 contestants. Only 8 people signed up for 8-10-2013. I asked my friend, Joy who were there to see me to join the Karaoke contest. She sang, "Making A Trip" (Tabi Dachi) by Yuzo Kayama.
「九州・沖縄展」がミツワ・トーレンス店、コスタメサ店、サンディエゴ店で7月18日から21日まで開催されました。19日にトーレンス店の博多・長浜ラーメンを食べ、プリンパイなど九州特産を買いました。20日は沖縄・マリオンクレープなどを食べました。 （「田中商店」長浜ラーメンと明太子丼” /"Nagahama Ramen" and "Mentai Rice Bowl"↓ ) "Mitsuwa Kyushu & Okinawa Fair" was held at Torrance, Costa Mesa, and San Diego locations from July 18 to 21, 2013. I went to Torrance store on July 19 and 20 and ate Hakata Nagahama Ramen Noodle and Mentai Rice Bowl from "Tanaka Showten" from Fukuoka, Japan and purchased other goods from Kyushu and Okinawa.
来週7月25日から28日は、サン・ホゼ、シカゴ、ニュージャージーで開催されるそう。 The kyushu & Okinawa Fair will be held next week in San Jose, Chicago, and New Jersey from July 25 to 28th.
「田中商店」博多長浜ラーメン $9.90 Hakata Nagahama Ramen by "Tanaka Shoten" 美味しくあっさりしたとんこつスープと細い麺でした。博多出身の私の大好物です。
It was delicious Pork Bone Soup and fine noodles. It's my favorite of me from Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan.
“Pie Fresh AMAO strawberry Pudding on Choux” of “Kikuya” from Oita Pref. Dorayaki and pudding of the king of strawberry “AMAO” are perfectly matched with bitter caramel sauce. Enjoy this seasonal item from Kikuya
From Kumamoto Pref., “Ikinari Dango” of “Kumajun”. Sweet potato and Sweet red beans wrapped with mochi-like thin DANGO skin, then steamed. Ikinari Dango is the local specialty sweet that has been loved since back in the day. Enjoy its well-balanced of natural flavor of locally grown sweet potato and sophisticated sweetness of red beans.
From Fukuoka, “Mochikichi Rice Crackers” made their first appearance for this event. Mochikichi is well-known brand of rice crackers located in Fukuoka Pref. “Use carefully selected ingredients only” is their motto. Best rice, Best water and Best technique create their unique brand.
レドンドビーチ花火大会を7月4日に見ました。同日は独立記念日を祝うため全米あちこちで花火大会開催されました。（花火写真は JoyHY さん撮影。） "Redondo Beach Fireworks": We went to watch it on 7-4-2013. On that day, fireworks shows were held in many cities in USA to celebrate the July 4th holiday. (The firework photos were taken by JoyHY.)
Fireworks were performed by some people from a small boat on the ocean.
The fireworks were displayed in front of us, and they were so beautiful!
花火を携帯電話で撮影してくれた JoyHY さんと私は、花火大会を楽しみました！ JoyHY took the firework photos with her cell phone. She and I enjoyed the fireworks!
This was taken right after the fireworks show. How many people did come to watch the fireworks show there? I guess at least 20,000 people were there. The people spread along the long Redondo Beach ocean sides, so it was not so crowded.
NBC局放送花火大会NYショー Live NY Fireworks on NBC 同日夜はMacy's デパート主催のニューヨーク花火大会とコンサートをNBCテレビ局で放送してました。帰宅後それを観ました。
Macy's New York Fireworks Show and the concert were aired on NBC TV that night. I watched them after returning home.
I took some video clips during the Redondo Beach Fireworks. I will attach on video link below.
JCIカーニバルが6月29日と30日の土日にガーディナで開催され、昨日（29日）に行って来ました。毎年6月の最後の週末に開催されるそう。 "JCI Carnival" is being held on 6-29 and 6-30-2013 from 12 noon in Gardena, CA. I went there yesterday, 6-29-2013. They have this event every year on the last weekend in June.
It's open from 12 to 9 pm on Saturday and 12 to 7:30 pm on Sunday.
They have songs, Hawaiian dance shows, games, Sushi, Udon noodle, BBQ, Steamed Corn, Shaved Ice, Okinawan Sweets, Imagawa-yaki, Taiyaki, Hot Dogs, Spam, etc. lots of foods, lots of games, vegetables, fruits, and plants there.
「Aura Facial」が6月15日にトーレンスにオープン！同日毎月1回のトシエさんのレイキ瞑想会もあり参加しました。 "Aura Facial" opened on 6-15-2013 in Torrance! The owner, Toshie had a monthly free meditation that morning, and I attended it. These pictures were also drawn by Toshie.
18 people gathered for the meditation that day. Toshie's messages were very gentle and gave me guides. At the end, Toshie said, "It's important to have harmony and balance with family and friends around you for your happiness."
トシエさん（右）とクニコさん（左） Toshie (Right) and Kuniko (Left) トシエさんはブラジル出身。建築デザイナー、フライトアテンダント、ホテル、大手レストランで勤務。1992年に渡米。様々な人生経験を積んだことで真の意味での心と身体の美しさに関心を持ち、エステ、ヒーリング、マッサージ等の分野に入ったそう。
Toshie was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She studied Architecture and Arts; working later as a designer. After that she worked as a flight attendant and worked for large restaurants. She learned and still learning from many life experiences, chose beauty and health, the lovely and positive side of life, which brings the energy to enjoy this wonderful world. Certified in Aesthetic, Chinese Diagnoses of the face, Permanent Make up, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Touch for Health, Reconnection, Healing and Reiki Mastery. Toshie Love Therapy is the place where beautifies the person inside-out, through positive energy massages and healing.
Kuniko was born in Aichi prefecture. She studied English at Kansai Foreign Language University in Japan and at a Business College in San Francisco, CA. She worked for Japanese companies as an office worker while raising children. As her child-raising got smoother last year, she started to learn to get Reiki Master license and got Facial and Esthetician license. She has been improving every day to heal other people for mind and body.
同日夕方の雲/ Angel Clouds that day 天使雲が毎日でるので、嬉しいです。
I'm happy to see angel clouds appearing every day.
I went there to get "Reiki Healing" for 45 minutes on 6-25-2013. Toshie told me a big angel Michael appeared to me and also a Buddhist master she wrote one of the paintings above appeared (I forgot his name).
今日もおつきあいありがとうございました。↓ポチッとお願いしま～す。↓ Thanks for reading this. I will appreciate for your clicking icons.↓↓ ←１クリックでまとめて応援 / 1 Click for All !
ロサンゼルス天使雲は5月7日から毎日見えて素晴らしいです。先週6月11日頃写真をFacebookに載せてくださったNTYさん、Pinokoさん、私の写真をここにまとめます。 "Los Angeles Angel Clouds": I've seen them in the sky almost every day since May 7, 2013. I will post photos NTY and Pinoko posted on their Facebook pages around June 11 to 14, 2013 and my photos from 6-11-2013 here.
I was trying to write this blog around 6 am (10 pm in Japan) on Monday, 6-17-2013. This FC2 blog was probably busy with lots of people writing blogs, and I could not access and write this. Sorry for being late.
ミツワ・トーレンス店、コスタメサ店、サンディエゴ店で6月13日から16日まで「旨いもの紀行」開催中。15日にトーレンス店に行き気仙沼のラーメンを食べ、海鮮寿司を別のブース2箇所から買いました。 （北海道“海鮮てまり”と島根県”れんこん蟹いなり” /"Seafood Temari" and "Crab Inari Sushi"↓ ) "Mitsuwa Japan Gourmet Fair" is being held at Torrance, Costa Mesa, and San Diego locations from June 13 to 16, 2013. I went to Torrance store yesterday, June 15, 2013 and ate Ramen Noodle from Kesennuma and purchased Seafood Sushi from 2 different locations in Japan.
来週6月20日から23日は、サン・ホゼ、シカゴ、ニュージャージーで開催されるそう。 The JapanGourmet Fair will be held next week in San Jose, Chicago, and New Jersey.
Owner Mr. Chiba who is from Kesennuma where the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit on 3-11-2011 recreated his hometown’s shop called “Kamome Diner”.
He brings its NO.1 menu, “Kesennuma Ramen Ushio Aji (Salt)” for this event. The secret of this Ushio ramen is the specially-made sauce that is mixed with well-marinated seafood, water, sake. The scented oil from saury also spice up the Chicken bone based soup with the medium thin curly noodle.
I ate the medium thin curly Noodle. The soup was salty.
Much-loved, Seafood Bento “Umi no Shijuso”, “Kani Gokai Maki (Crab Meat Roll)”, “Mackrel Sushi” of “Otaru Station Shop”. You can only experience its delicate, airy, and melt in your mouth texture with this salmon roe from Hiroo, Hokkaido. Enjoy gorgeous seafood bento box for your lunch and dinner!
“Inarisushi with crab meat & Lotus root” of “Shiki” that gained much popularity every year. Uses full of Red Queen Crab meat caught from Japan Sea. Enjoy their best-selling delicacy. “Crab Chirashi Inari Sushi Set”, “Sea eel Chirashi Crab Inairi Sushi Set” are also available.
トーレンス市ファーマーズマーケットは、毎週火曜と土曜日に朝8時から午後1時まで開催されてます。6月11日火曜日に行きオーガニック品を買い物し、オーガニック・ビーガン・ピッザを食べました。 Torrance Certified Farmers' Market is open on Tuesday and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. I went there on Tuesday, 6-11-2013 and got some Organic items and ate Organic Vegan Pizza cooked there.
There were angel clouds in the sky that day, too. A Facebook friend took and posted beautiful sunset photos with Angel clouds that day, so I will post them on a separate blog article soon. I saw angel clouds in the sky on 6-12 and 6-13 (yesterday), also.
I purchased one each of three kinds of young plants, Italian Basil, Japanese Cucumber, and Cherry Tomatoes here. Price was $1.50 each or $4 for 3 pieces. My price was $4 for one each of 3 kinds of them.
The Organic Vegan Pizza I ordered was cooked and served to me in 4 to 5 minutes. Sliced Zucchini, Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Tomato Sauce were on the Pizza. It looked good for bodies because Oil and Cheese were not used.
他にフランス系、メキシコ系、インド系、タイ系などいろんな食べ物やドリンク屋がありました。（写真省きます。） There were French, Mexican, Indian, and Thailand food and drink to-go restaurants, too. ( I omit posting all photos of them.)
音楽コンサート Music Concert ギターと歌を演奏中の女性音楽家の方も居ました。彼女の音楽アルバムCDは1枚$10で売られてました。
There was a lady musician who was playing a guitar and singing a song. Her music album CD was also sold at $10 each.
「レイクシュライン」を再訪。２月17日午後1時から2時半までの短い訪問でした。ここはＬＡのパワースポットとして知られ、マハトマ・ガンジー氏の遺灰の一部が埋葬されてます。 "Lake Shrine" is located in Pacific Palisaids, Los Angeles. I re-visited around 1 to 2:30 pm on Feb. 17, 2013. This place is known as a power spot in LA and a portion of the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi is placed in its World Peace Memorial.
Since its opening to the public in 1950 by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Lake Shrine has inspired thousands of visitors each year, many of whom return again and again to refresh mind and spirit in the peace that prevades this beautiful sanctuary. It's open to every one regardless of religion and denomination.
Lots of beautiful flowers are blooming in the path along the lake.
ガンジー世界平和メモリアル/ Gandhi World Peace Memorial 金色ロータス橋門の奥の壁の無い寺院が「ガンジー世界平和メモリアル」です。ブラス(真鍮）の棺には、マハトマ・ガンジー氏の遺灰の一部が収められてます。パラマハンサ・ヨガナンダ氏の自伝によれば、1935年にガンジー氏のアシュラムを訪ね、インドのワードハに行った時にガンジー氏の遺灰の一部をアメリカに持ち帰るよう指示されたそう。
I meditated in the Windmill Chapel for about 10 minutes. A Great Buddha Statue of Kamakura appeared and said in English, "Don't worry. Keep your body cleansing. You will be fine." I started Macrobiotic healing diet on 11-10-2012 in order to gain my health. I'm grateful for Buddha's advice.
Lake Shrine 17190 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 tel:310-454-4114
2月3日、朝から出かけ、午後1時からのりこ師匠宅の「節分豆まき会」に参加しました。同日は午後3時半からはスーパーボール大会もあり、忙しい日でした。早朝、蛇神様の雲と雷鳴のような雲が左右対称に出現しました。 (2月3日朝8時半頃。 2-3-2013 8:30 am in Gardena, CA.) "Setsubun Party" was held at Noriko's place on Super Bowl Sunday, 2-3-2013 from 1 pm. I had another engagement from the morning. There were a Snake God cloud on the left and a Thunder-storm like cloud on the right, side-by-side in the morning.
太巻き寿司ねた Ingredients for Rolled Sushi のりこシェフお手製の卵焼き、きゅうり、おしんこ、カニかま、他に手づくりかんぴょう煮、しいたけ煮、のりがありました。
Egg Omelet, Cucumber, Radish Pickles, Imitation Crab Leg, Kanpyou, Shitake Mashroom, Seaweed, and etc. were prepared by chef Noriko.
お好み恵方巻き Eho Rolled Sushi 恵方巻きはお好みで、自分で巻きました。
Eho Rolled Sushi were self service for each person's perfection.
煎り大豆とジャコのおこわ Mixed Rice with Roasted Soy Beans and Sardine
For Appetizers, chef Noriko served hot Assorted Tempura of Sardine, Sweet Potato, etc. I forgot to take the photo!
Noriko was doing costume contest for the demons. The first prize was One Hour Free Massage by Noriko. The second prize was One Dinner Free at her dinner parties. I wanted to get a massage coupon, so I drew the mask and wore red costume. I'm the second Red demon from the right.
Some people were throwing beans so hard to the demons. We demons were feeling pains and running around.
A group picture of demons and Noriko. Noriko is standing the second from left.
A group picture of most of us. 16 people gathered. Sorry, I cut it off at the left side.
I made the traditional Japanese New Year dishes just little bit this year. I cooked them from 6 pm to 8 pm on Dec.31, 2012. I did not make Black Beans, Konnyaku Yam Cake, Dried Kouya Tofu, Yellow Tail Teriyaki, etc.
My office got Dec 31 (Mon) and Jan. 1 (Tue) off and started to work from Jan. 2nd.
今年のお節は少なめ。カンタロープメロンはJさんの差し入れ。 I made little bit of Osechi New Year dishes. Friend J brought Cantaloupe Melon.
He got bigger than his father, Gao Gao. His younger brother was born in August 2012. We wanted to see the baby panda in person, but the public viewing was not available, yet. Maybe the baby panda will be placed for public viewing at end of this month !?
次にグレンデール市に3－4年前に出来た"The Americana at Brand"に行きました。先ほどのThe Grove から車で20分ほどです。 "The Americana at Brand": We came here the next after seeing "The Grove". It's about 20 minutes by car from The Grove. This mall opened 3 or 4 years ago in Glendale city.
午後6時を過ぎると暗くなりさらにイルミネーションが美しくなりました。 The Lighting got much prettier after 6 pm in the dark.
12月23日からノースフォークに旅行していました。12月27日、ロス近辺のイルミネーションスポットに出かけました。まずは、"The Grove"。ファーマーズマーケット横のショッピングモールです。 "Christmas Decoration@The Grove": We went to The Grove, the shopping mall next to the Farmer's Market on Dec. 27, 2012. I was traveling North Fork from Dec. 23, 2012.
『サンタモニカ・キリスト降誕シーン』は、サンタモニカ市有志キリスト教会が1953年以来毎年12月に展示。今年は他宗教家の反対で、ビーチ沿いの公園からオーシャンパーク通りと28番街に引っ越しました。12月9日から31日まで展示中。先週土曜夜飾り付けが終わったばかりの時に写真撮影しました。 The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes display is a community tradition dating from 1953 that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. From the second Sunday in December through the end of the year in beautiful Palisades Park, booths with life-size figures depict events surrounding the birth of Christ. It moved to Ocean Park Blvd. and 28th Street from this year from the park along Santa Monica Beach due to protests of anti-Christians. It's being displayed from Dec. 9th through 31st this year. We went to take photos last Saturday night when the displays were being finished.
According to Luke 1:26-39 of Bible, the angel Gabriel appeared and told the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Jesus, meaning "Saviour".
A separate annunciation is given to Joseph in Matthew 1:18-21:"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost."
Herod, also known as Herod the Great (born 73 or 74 BCE, died 4 BCE in Jericho), was a Roman client king of Judea. He was afraid of new king (savior) being born. He ordered to inform newborn babies to him, then he killed the newborn babies. Joseph and Maria was told of this from angels and escaped.
東方の三博士 The Three Wise Men 東方の三博士は、救世主イエス・キリストの降誕を見て拝み、乳香、没薬、黄金を贈り物としてささげたとされる。
The Three Wise Men from Orient brought Sacred Essential Oil (Frankincense), Medicine, and Golds as gifts to Jesus Christ.
『六本木伝説バブルde GO!』あの伝説のバブル時代へタイムスリップしたパーティーが今年も帰ってきます！12月7日（金）夜8時～２AMまで。トーレンスの『The Loft』にて。 "Roppongi Disco Night": "The Loft" is hosting "Roppongi Disco Night" on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 8 pm to 2 am. The admission is free. The first 100 ladies will get the welcome champaign for free that night. Let's go back to the time of 1980's in Tokyo, Japan before the bubbles burst and enjoy the disco night and let's party!
Date：12-10-2010 Time：PM9:00～AM2:00 Place: "The Loft"-North Torrance 2210 W. Artesia Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504
Admission ：Free (無料)
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バブル忘年会実行委員2012 プレゼンツ！ 六本木伝説 2012 ～バブルでGO！～
It's the 4th annual Roppongi Disco Night. The location changed to Torrance this year.
This disco party is for people in 40's who know Roppongi bubbles and people in 30's who don't know but heard about them.
六本木伝説 2012 ～バブルでGO！～2012年12月7日花の金曜日ロサンゼルス Roppongi Disco Night 2012 ~ 12-7-2012 Friday
It said it's from 8 pm, so I got there little before 9 pm. Only the loud music was being played in a small back room. The real "Roppongi Disco Night" finally started from 10:30 pm in the dinning room after the last restaurant customer left.
先週木曜は感謝祭休日でした。今年は水曜の晩からテメキュラ近郊のハラーズリンカン・インディアンカジノに小旅行しました。 (感謝祭飾り。Thanksgiving Display at a house in Torrance ↓) Last Thursday was Thanksgiving holiday. I traveled to Harrah's Rincon Indian Casino near Temecula from Wednesday night.
ハラーズ・リンカン・カジノのロビー。/ Thanksgiving display at Harrah's Rincon Casino lobby.
ハラーズ・リンカン・カジノのカフェ内の飾り。/ Thanksgiving display at Harrah's Rincon Casino Cafe. カジノのスロットマシーンでちょっと遊んだあと、感謝祭にはサンディエゴサファリパークに行きました。詳細は、追ってブログにポストします。
We played little bit with slot machines at the casino, and went to San Diego Safari Park on Thanksgiving Day. I will post articles about the details soon.
"Alpine Village"のオクトーバーフェストに先週末行きました。今年は9月7日から10月27日まで金土の夜6時からと日曜午後1時から6時まで開催中。場所はトーレンス市、110番フリーウエイをTorrance Blvd.で降りてすぐです。 "Oktoberfest@Alpine Village": We went there last Sunday. It's being held from September 7 to October 27 this year from 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 1 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. Alpine Village is located off Torrance Blvd. Exit along 110 Free Way in Torrance, CA.
入場前のサイン Sign at Entrance ガラス製品、武器、刺青（タットウー）、タットウー付き服、バギー服、ふちの無い帽子（バンダナを含む）、男性の袖なしシャツ、無地の白いシャツお断り。
Glass Items, Weapons, Tattoos or Clothing, Brimless Hats including skullies and bandanas, Sleeveles Shirts on men, and Plain White Tee-Shirts are prohibited for your protection.
ビール/Beer $6 (16 OZ) or $11 (32 OZ) Oktoberfest or Plisner,
Kassler Rippchen-Smoked Chop $10
Chicken-Smoked Half $10
Sausage-Brutwurst or Polish -Plate with 2 Sides $10 -Sausage Sandwich with 1 Side $8 -Extra Cheese with Roll $2
ポーリっシュソーセージ、白いソーセージ Polish Sausage with 2 sides and Wurst Sausage with 2 sides サイドはポテトサラダとサワークラフトにしました。
We chose Potato Salad and Sour Sour Craft for the sides.
We tasted both kinds of Sausages by cutting them in half. Both of them were good. Polish Sausage has more flavors.
This tent is probably good for 1000 people. More and More people gathered little by little.
There were a nice looking group of 4 people wearing Oktoberfest costumes. I asked and got a permission to photograph them. As you look closer, the T-shirts have the drawings of the costumes. That's a great idea!
You guys look great. So, I did not add any sunglasses on the photo. Sorry and Thanks!
ミツワ北海道物産展が開催されてます。トーレンス店、コスタメサ店、サンディエゴ店にて9月20日から23日まで。この後アメリカ他都市をまわる予定だそうです。20日ランチタイムに行ってきました。 "Mitsuwa Hokkaido Fair" is being held at Torrance, Costa Mesa,and San Diego locations from September 20 through 23, 2012. After that it will be held in other cities in USA. I went there on 20th during lunch time.
The Ramen shop exclusive from Japan at Torrance location is "Kagetora", the same as last year at Costa Mesa location. It's offering Kotteri Ramen Shoyu and Kotteri Ramen Salt. Last year it was offering Miso Ramen and Spicy Miso Ramen at Costa Mesa.
どちらも$9.90＋消費税です。 It's $9.90 + Tax each.
こってり塩ラーメン Kotteri Ramen Salt 迷った結果、こってり塩ラーメンにしました。とんこつ塩味です。麺は中太麺で山頭家と同じ。美味しかったです。
After wondering which one to get, I got Kotteri Ramen Salt. The Broth Soup was Tonkotsu (Pork bone) base salt. The Noodles were same as Soy Sauce Ramen, medium thick. It was delicious.
スイートパンプキンの大判焼き。/ Obanyaki by Sweet Pumpkin
夕張メロンソフトクリーム($3) と ソフトクリーム（$2.80）。夕張メロンソフトクリームをがぶり。。。 Melon Soft Cream ($3) and Soft Cream ($2.80). I enjoyed Melon Soft Cream on a corn.
Obon Dance was performed both Saturday and Sunday in the evening. On Saturday it was from 6 to 7 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm after a 30 minute intermission. More than 300 people were dancing. They are members of local and other Buddhist church and practiced from a month ago. Many of them traveled far. They came from Hawaii, Las Vegas, Arizona, Virginia state, etc. There are more than 700 spectators along the street.
It's Japanese American style "Obon festival" that transformed from traditional Japanese Obon festival. Some songs were traditional, like "Tankou-bushi", but some are new and arranged song such as "Mottainai Baasan ondo".
'Mottainai" means 'such a waste' and 'baasan' means "grand mother'. There were many dance performers who are not Japanese decent. I thought dancing and having fun is universal, everyone in the world is the same.
I recorded some portion of Obon Dance. I will edit and upload the video clips later.
ミツワ・トーレンス店、コスタメサ店、サンディエゴ店で7月19日から22日まで「九州・沖縄物産展」開催中。昨日19日ランチタイムにトーレンス店に行ってきました。 （久留米「龍の家」とんこつラーメン/Tatsunoya's Tonkotsu Ramen $9.90+tax↓) "Mitsuwa Kyushu/Okinawa Fair" is being held at Torrance, Costa Mesa, and San Diego locations from July 19 to 22, 2012. I went to Torrance store yesterday, July 19, 2012.
第17回ブリッジＵＳＡ夏祭りが7月8日日曜日午前10時から午後7時までトーレンスシビックセンターで開催されました。午後3時過ぎから行ってきました。 "Bridge USA Summer Festival" was held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 10 am to 7 pm at Torrance Civic Center. We went there from around 3 pm.
There are several food booths with long lines, such as Yakitori Chicken, Hokkai Beef Bowl, Sushi, Okonomi-yaki (Japanese pizza pancake), Takoyaki (Octopus Balls), Yakisoba Chow-mein, Grilled Squid, Grilled Corn, Cold Fresh Pineapple, Corn Dogs, Shaved Ice, etc.
I had Yakitori chicken, Okonomi-yaki (Japanese pizza pancake), a Corn Dog, and Takoyaki (Octopus Balls).
北海牛丼。 冷たいヤクルトをライトとレギュラーを2本ずつサンプルにもらいました。 Hokkaido Beef Bowl (Left). Yakuruto (Right). I got 2 each of cold Yakuruto for sampling.
ユニオン銀行外れなしの抽選。占いの館に居たあの"魔女ともえ"さん。 Drawings with prizes for all by Union Bank (Left). The famous 'Witch Tomoe' at Fortune Telling booth was there.
今年はカラオケ大会に13組出場。数ヶ月前に申し込みは締め切られ、練習して来た面々です。優勝賞金は500ドルでした。 13 groups participated Karaoke contest this year. The application deadline was a few months prior to this festival. They were chosen and practiced for this event. The Karaoke champion received $500 cash.
The 2nd prize winner was Brian. He received Tamatebako Restaurant's $40 certificate and Shinsengumi Restaurant's $50 ceritificate. He sung "Ocean and its Love" by Yuzo Kayama in Japanese. He had a great singing voice similar to Yuzo Kayama san. He forgot the lyrics and mumbling "Lalala..." in the middle little bit.
The champion was Kanae. Her song was "Hanamizuki", 'Cornus Florida' by Hitoto Yo. She looks so happy receiving $500 prize.
2012 Pom Pom Girls at Bridge USA Summer Fest. Part2
http://youtu.be/Qr2Y0clI6cI AspenTaro--July 10, 2010:Bridge USA 夏祭りでのポンポンガールズのパフォーマンス。ブリッジＵＳＡ音頭。 Here is the performance of Pom Pom Girls and some others at Bridge USA Summer Festival 2012.
Maru Maru Mori Mori (English Sub.)
http://youtu.be/2qymjdyIe7I zammaccasoccer--Feb 9, 2012: This is the ending song of the drama "Marumo no okite". It's about a salary-man who becomes the guardian of his friend's twin children... Everything changed after the kids found a talking dog.
7月4日独立記念日、今年もレドンドビーチ花火大会を観に行きました。30年続いたトーレンス市の花火大会は2010年7月で終了。 "Redondo Beach Fireworks": On Independence Day, 4th of July, 2012, we went to Redondo Beach, CA to see the Fireworks show again. The one in Torrance city was discontinued as of July 2010 after 30 year of history.
花火大会は午後9時から20分間でした。フィナーレ部分の動画を下にアップします。 The fireworks was from 9 pm for 20 minutes. I uploaded the finale portion below.
Firework Redondo Beach 2012
http://youtu.be/lp7ZVqvkrR4 7月4日レドンドビーチの花火大会。フィナーレ5分を2分35秒に編集しました。 Fireworks show at Redondo Beach, CA on 7-4-2012. It was from 9 pm for 20 minutes. I edited the last 5 minute portion to 2:35 minutes. It sounds nice with the ocean waves at Redondo Pier.
After this, South Torrance Beach had Firework shows from 9:30 pm for 20 minutes. July 4th was on Wednesday, the middle of the weekdays, so I did not go out of town this year. I enjoyed the local fireworks.
According to Los Angeles Times, "One of the largest Fourth of July fireworks shows in the nation was ruined in San Diego Wednesday after a glitch caused all the pyrotechnics to ignite all at once.
About five minutes before the Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom was to begin at 9 p.m., spectators saw a brilliant display of fireworks that shot up in only 15 seconds – an incredible disappointment to hundreds of thousands of spectators who had waited for hours for the 18-minute show (see video below)." OMG! That sounds terrible!
http://youtu.be/JuJHfkXEI-o Andrew92106-7-4-2012:The Big Bay Boom Firework Show in San Diego for 2012 was a "Big Bay Bust". There was a technical problem and ALL of the fireworks went off within 30 seconds.
ミツワ・トーレンス店、コスタメサ店、サンディエゴ店で6月14日から17日まで「日本全国旨いもの紀行」開催中。昨日14日ランチタイムにトーレンス店に行ってきました。 （函館麺屋「一文字」とんこつ味噌ラーメン/Ichimonji's Tonkotsu Miso Ramen $9.80+tax↓) "Mitsuwa Japan Gourmet Fair" is being held at Torrance, Costa Mesa, and San Diego locations from June 14 to 17, 2012. I went to Torrance store yesterday, June 14, 2012.
函館「一文字」のとんこつ味噌ラーメン食べました。とんこつしょう油味、とんこつ味噌味の2種類。$9.80に消費税が加算され、$10.66でした。どちらも1日限定150食だそう。行列の15人目でした。薬味のおろししょうがと辛味をそ少し加えました。 I had Tonkotsu Miso Ramen of "Ichimonji" from Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. There were 2 kinds, Tonkotsu Soy Sauce Ramen and Tonkotsu Miso Ramen. Both of them were $10.66, $9.80 plus sales tax.
日本全国からよりすぐりの旨いものが並びます。さぬきうどん、買って来ました。 There are lots of Gourmet foods selected from all over Japan. I got Sanuki Udon.
島根県「四喜」のれんこんかにいなり、棒蟹いなり、蟹ちらし、蟹ちらしいなりセット、穴子ちらしと蟹いなりセット、北海道「小樽駅立売商会」の海の四重奏、海鮮てまり、北海さば棒寿司、蟹豪快巻きなどもあります。 "Seki", Shimane prefecture was making and selling "Renkon Crab Inari Sushi, Crab Inari Sushi, Crab Chirashi, Crab Chirashi & Inari Sushi Set, and Sea Eel & Crab Inari Sushi Set. (Left) "Otaru Station Merchant Association" was selling Seafood Sushi Bento Box, Seafood Sushi, Mackerel Sushi, and Crab Gokai Roll Sushi.
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