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.
I went to Kumomi district in Matsuzaki town on the western side of Izu peninsula with my son on last Sunday.
I think it was the last chance to go to the beach for snorkeling with him before busy summer.
We enjoyed the open-air hot spring by the sea, but it was not good condition for snorkeling because of big waves and not clear water.
I went to Ebisujima-island, 15 minutes drive from Sakuraya with my son this afternoon.
The water was a little colder than I expected, but we were able to see some fishes in the water.
My wife and I went to the primary school this morning because of parent day.
This is a view from the 3rd floor of Shirahama primary school this morning.
We used to be able to see the beach from this place several years ago, but the grown trees around this school prevent us from seeing the beach now.
This is the video of the last 7 minutes of Black Ship Festival Fireworks Display.
I’m very sorry, but the displays were a little out of focus…..
My son and I went to Shimoda city for cycling this afternoon.
We parked our car at the free parking lot near harbor and took a cycling on the seaside road, and went to the liquir shop opened in 1889 and Shimoda history museum.
We had very strong north wind in Shirahama, but there was no wind in Shimoda city, so it was very good condition for cycling.
My son was excited very much today.
You can see the other pictures on our Facebook album.
My wife goes to the ballet school in Shimoda twice or three times a week.
The school had the stage performance last month, and this is one of the programs, which is the collaboration with Shirahama Japanese drums team, and my wife danced at the center.
My wife was a professional dancer when she was young, but It was really hard for her in her 40s.
But, she did great job!
It was very hot and was almost summer here in Shimoda today.
I went to Yumigahama beach near the tip of Izu peninsula, 20 minutes driving from Sakuraya, with my wife and son this afternoon.
My son was very happy and excited to play with his mother, because he doesn't have many oppotunities like this.