My family and I went to the nearest shrine “Shirahama Shrine” on January 3rd after busy days.
Most of Japanese go to shrine at the beginning of new year to pray for good health and happiness.
It calls “Hatsumoude” in Japanese.
This shrine is very famous for its long history more than 2,600 years.
That’s why this place always is crowded with a looooot of visitors in the morning on January 1st.
I went to Shimoda park on a date with my wife and daughter this afternoon.
Shimoda park is very famous for the hydrangea blossoms, and the festival is taking place from June 1st to 30th.
When we went there the hydrangea is now fully and beautifully blooming.
You can see 20 pictures of this festival on our Facebook album.
I set up Koinobori for my son yesterday.
Koinobori, meaning carp streamer” in Japanese, are carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5th.
We, Japanese set up this Kinobori in honor of children for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
It has been raining all day long since this morning.
My son went to the school by local bus for the first time today, but it was really fun for him with his primary school friends, he said so.
There are a lot of natural Sakura trees in the mountain on the other side of Pension Sakuraya and they are almost fully blooming now.
It was sunny and very warm today.
The entrance ceremony of junior high school was held this afternoon. My son goes to school by bus from tomorrow.
My wife, my son and I went to Numazu city to meet my daughter and to help her moving to new room.
After that, we went to the fish market in Numazu city at the north of Izu peninsula with my family yesterday.
There are a lot of shops and restaurant in the area, and a lot of people as well.
We went to Shirahama shrine today.
The most of Japanese go to shrine to pray for health and good luck at the beginning of the new year.
By the way, iIt had been sunny and warm during this new year holiday, so all of our customers were able to have good and relaxed time in Izu peninsula.
The Shimoda City Art Festival was held yesterday.
My wife participated as a member of a classical ballet school. and I also sang three songs with members of Chorus group on this stage
But, sorry, I don’t have any photos of our chorus group….
The festival of Shirahama shrine which has a rich history of more than 2,400 years was held for 3 days from October 28th.
And it was the last time for my son to participate as a member of Kodomo Mikoshi (portable shrine carried by children).
My son and his friends participated the stage performance and showed us dancing on October 30th.
You can see the other photos on our Facebook album.
There is a shrine called “Shirahama Shrine”, 7 or 8 minutes walking from Pension Sakuraya.
They have a long history more than 2,400 years, so this shrine is the oldest one in Izu peninsula.
They have a festival for 3 days at the end of October every year, and it was started today.
A lot of residents participate this festival, and of course the children as well.
My son helped to carry the small shrine with his friends.
He is now the last grade of primary school, so it was the last chance for him.