Today it was rainny and cloudy, and I didn’t take a photo.
So I introduce one of Onsen of Izu peninsula.
This is a "Oodaru", a biggest fall of Kawazu Seven Falls.
In this local area they call a fall "Taru"or "Daru" in Japanese, so Severn Falls is called "Nanadaru".
There is a Japanese style Ryokan "Amagisou" near this fall. And they have a big field of Onsen "Rotenburo" which anybody can take……
In Japan, we, Japanese set up "Koinobori", Carp shaped flags, from April to the early month of May.
Koinobori are flown traditionally to celebrate "Children’s Day" takes place on May 5th.
We, Japanese decorate Koinobori to pray that sons or grand sons grow up healty and strong.
According to the story of china, when the carp finishes climbing up the waterfall it become a dragon at the dragongate.
So Japanese parents hung Koinobori up in the sky for children rise up like a dragon in the future.
Last year it was a first time of Children’s Day for my son, so his grand father bought it for him…..
There are a lot of kinds of flowers blooming around our Pension.
This flower is one of them called "Tatsunamisou" in Japanese.
As these cute flowers seems "Nami" (waves) this flower is called Tatsu-nami-sou.
In these days it is a little cool in the night and early morning.
I took a walk as usual this morning and went to "Itado port" in the northern area of Shirahama.
And I found some people were working there.
I took this photo at 7:30am.
The pink things in this photo are nets to get "Ise Ebi".
The fisher men usually set these nets in the bottom of sea in the afternoon, and next day…..
Today I went to meet my friend living in Rendaiji town in Shimoda.
When I passed by my car near a small park in this town, the green leaves were shining under the sun.
In Shimoda the spring had already come, so a lot of trees in the city and the mountains have green leaves.
In this park there were an old man and children playing together.
After that, I went to Shirahama beach……
Recently my son, Yuuki, became to be able to do many kinds of things.
Today, when I went to the kitchen he was doing something using a pan and a lit.
I was watching him for a while, he seemed to cook something with pan.
Yes, he is good at using these tools. And then he said ……
Today my daughters had a class of classical ballet in Shimoda, so my son and me went to Shimoda harbor to spend a time.
This is a landing monument of "Commodore Matthew C. Perry".
In 1854 his squardon came to Shimoda to investigate weather it could supply the water, charcoal and other materials needed by American vessels…..
I have heard that we can take a beautiful picture of clouds in Shimoda especially.
In this early morning it was silent and no windy in Shirahama but we had a strong wind after around 9:00am.
That’s why the air was very clear and we could see great Amagi mountains.
White clouds was floating in a blue sky…..
As usual I went out from Sakuraya with my children who go to school at 6:50am.
On the way to the beach I found a beautiful scene.
I could see Izu Oshima islannd over the shinning sea.
The sun sometimes shows us a fantastic world…..
Last night and this morning we had strong rain in Shirahama, but after noon it became sunny and warm.
We could see a blue sea after a long time.
Yes, it was beauriful under the sunshine.
In the beach there were some people who were walking, surfing and sleeping on the sand….