Even though we are in the rainy
season now it was sunny all day long.
When I walked on the seaside I
found out the wild hydrangea on the cliff down the road.
This is a
native one to Japan and we can see this kind of hydrangea on the coast
of Izu peninsula, Boso peninsula, Miura peninsula, Izu seven islands and
This hydrangea exported to China from Japan long time ago, and
exported to Europe in 18 centuries.
Nowadays the most of hydrangea which
are seen at the many places in Japan are the breed improved in Europe
and they were imported to Japan again.
It means this is the original
species of the hydrangea which you usually see.
My daughter usually goes to school by bicycle, but I take her when it's rainy.
I took this picture on the way home, at Sotoura beach between Shimoda and Shirahama.
The weather forecast says it will be sunny tomorrow.
Shimoda had gotten into the rainy season yesterday, but the rain came on Shimoda today at last.
It's still small rain but the hydrangea leaves look like glad to get water in our garden.
I went to the Shimoda floating aquarium with my family today after a long time.
Click here to see a lot of pictures which I took today.
It was sunny today, but a north
east wind made us feel a little cold.
Some wind surfers came to
Shirahama to get good wind and there were a lot of surfers on the water.
When I went to the beach it was low tide and I saw a different scenery
Click here to see the other photos which I took today.
When I took my daughter to the school by my car I took some pictures on the way home.
This is the train station called "Izukyu Shimoda", which is the last station on Izukyuko line.
This is the entrance of Shimoda and southern part of Izu peninsula for the travellers who come by train.
Have you never been there?
Click here to see the pictures taken at this station.
They came from Canada and stayed at Sakuraya
for 1 night.
Before coming to Shimoda they went to Kyoto and Osaka, and will stay in Hakone for 2 nights after Shimoda.
Thank you for staying with us.
I don't remember how many days I didn't walk, but I walked on the seaside this morning after a long time.
The weather forecase says it would be sunny and very hot today, but actually it's still cloudy and cool here in Shimoda.
This is Sotoura Beach between Shirahama beach and Shimoda.
This is a natural cove and they don't have big waves even though we have big ones in Shirahama.
Click here to see the other photo which I took on Shirahama beach this morning.
My daughter usually goes to school by bike,
but I took her to the shool by my car this morning.
A week ago the weather forecast said it would
be cloudy and rainy on the last weekend, but it was changed and a rainy day came to Shimoda later than the Black Ship Festival actually.
It's rainy today, but we had been lucky during the Black Ship Festival.
They live in Kanagawa Pref. and came to Shimoda to see the Black Ship Festival
for the 1st time.
We are very happy to hear that one of them is a school teacher and her
student's family has stayed at Sakuraya in last May and they recommended our Pension
Thank you very much for staying with us.