Category Archives: Family

2016/06/28 Snorkeling and Open-Air Bath at Akai-Hama Beach in Matsuzaki town

160626snorkeling01I went to Kumomi district in Matsuzaki town on the western side of Izu peninsula with my son on last Sunday.

map01I think it was the last chance to go to the beach for snorkeling with him before busy summer.

160626snorkeling12We 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.





2016/06/03 View from the School

160603view01My 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.

160603view03We 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.

2016/05/15 Cycling in Shimoda city with my son

160515cycling00My son and I went to Shimoda city for cycling this afternoon.

160515cycling01We 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.

160515cycling09We had very strong north wind in Shirahama, but there was no wind in Shimoda city, so it was very good condition for cycling.

160515cycling12My son was excited very much today.

You can see the other pictures on our Facebook album.



2016/05/03 My Wife danced with the Japanese Drums Team

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!

2015/04/22 The great conductor Kazuki Yamada and Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus in Shimoda

150422chorus01I'm a member of Chorus in Shimoda, and we will have a concert with a professional chorus group, "Tokyo Philhermonic Chorus" and the conductor "Kazuki Yamada" on July 12th 2015.

Mr. Yamada got the 1st prize of International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, France in 2009.

He has come to Shimoda a lot of times since 1998, and we had a lot of concerts with him until now.

He came to Shimoda yesterday again and we had a special practice for the next concert with him.

It was a great time for us and we were defenitely developed by him.