Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time Travel

I recently heard a song in a shop. I have heard it in my childhood and felt nostalgia to hear it. It is "Time Travel" that is a song about 30 years ago. The song that I heard was a cover of Spitz. Spitz is my favorite Japanese rock band. It is in new Spitz album.   

I have forgotten the song, however, I remember that days that I heard a lot of songs in '70 and '80. "Time Travel" was a one of my favorite songs and it was jazzy and funky for me. It is a good song and not old-fashioned arrangement now. I feel happy to hear beautiful song..                 

Time Travel by Shinji Harada.  This is original.  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

After 1 year

I remember that day one year ago. I didn't think how serious the earthquake was and influenced to our future in Japan and all of the world.

A lot of people in Tohoku have lived in temporary housings and children don't play outside for a long time in Fukushima. There has been many debris in devastated area for a year. Nuclear power plant problem is so serious even now and our anxiety for radioactive material continues for a long time.....
Sorrow of victims and anxiety for future don't disappear. Mental situation deteriorates.   

As my personal opinion, we don't need nuclear power plant. The damage is inestimable. The present condition in Japan proves that it is huge. It is too risky for us. There is a problem of nuclear fuel waste We have to change to alternative energy and think about our daily life. Japanese think about energy after this earthquake. I try to not to use useless electricity every day.

It might take long time to reconstruct for all problems. However, we have to resolve it step by step.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Doll Festival ひな祭り - Sakuramochi

Today, the third on March is a day of Doll Festival. It is for girls. Family that have daughter display the dolls for Hinamatsuri in the room. Hinamatsuri is called seasonal festival of peach (momo) 桃.

I feel spring's coming in Japan. It is cold in March in Japan, however, we can see some flowers of spring. Peach or Japanese apricot (Ume) 梅....
I love Japanese sweets and Sakuramochi さくらもち is eaten on Doll Festival. Japanese "momo" is same as pink of color. We can call pink Momoiro 桃色in Japanese. The color of sakuramochi is pink. It is covered with leaf of Sakura. The taste of leaf is salty. Since the pink rice cake is sweet, harmony of taste is excellent.

We put away the dolls after March 3. Because a popular belief says that daughter could marry soon when the dolls are put away soon. I think it is just a superstition. However, every parents always hope their daughters become happy.