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.
We set up Koinobori which is carp-shaped streamer today.
Families with boys in Japan fly Koinobori outside from April to ealy May in honor of Children's Day May 5th which is originally boy's fesitival.
We also set up Koinobori in honor of my son for a good future and in the hope that he will grow up healthy and strong.
I'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.
We had a little strong west wind, but it was very hot like early summer today.
I went to the nearest beach "Shirahama" to play with my son this afternoon.
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