Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

カテゴリ:Osaka City-Sumiyoshi( 59 )

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Typhoon MA-ON, which we say Taifuu 6(roku)-go (Typhoon number 6), is coming. It is getting windy now. It looks like a big typhoon.

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I took Hankai Line, Osaka’s precious tram or street car. I hear the area from Sumiyoshi Station to Tezukayama 4-chome of Hankai Uemachi Line is famous because it is thrilling, while I take it for granted I don’t feel any thrill, though.

What do you think?



When the typhoon hits Osaka and gets too stormy, the tram may stop.


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-19 19:07 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Ikune Shrine's Tanabata Ritual

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At Ikune Shrine close to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, there is an interesting loop.
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There are oblong cards which express each child’s or person’s wish.
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There is an instruction how to go around.
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The 7th day of July is the day of Star Festival, in Japanese, Tanabata. Some shines across Japan have rituals for it. At Ikune Shrine, the fire ritual starts at 7:30 p.m. on July 7.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-06 17:46 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Mandai Pond Park in the Summer

In Mandai (or Bandai) Pond Park, Mandai-ike Koen in Japanese, there are usually many people walking and jogging especially on weekend.

But look at these photos. I took these pictures yesterday, on Saturday afternoon.
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Nobody was walking or jogging.
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There were just some people in the shade.

Because it was hot!

The park gets leafy and bushy in the summer.
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It’s a good place for children to hunt… whatever, and it's a good place that we can feel nature in the middle of the city.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-03 15:51 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Today's Cat

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He or she has blue eyes.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-02 21:50 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)
In my neighborhood, there is a cat which seems to be a Scottish Fold. He (probably he) looks very old but he is not afraid of people AT ALL.
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One day, he was lying in the parking lot beside the public road.
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He did not wake up and kept sleeping in this posture, even though a few people went by while I was there.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-20 20:11 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

紫陽花~Ajisai~Hydrangeas

It's the rainy season now. Rain is not always pleasant, but hydrangeas bloom beautifully in this season.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-16 19:58 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Baby Swallows

Baby swallows are waiting for their Mommy and Daddy coming back with food.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-13 18:19 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Swallows' nesting season in Osaka

Just across from my house, swallows are nesting now. They come in late spring every year.
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*Oops! I mistook swallows for sparows yesterday. Sparrows are in Japan all the time but swallows are migratory.

Maybe because PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES is showing now???
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-01 19:56 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Tezukayama Music Festival, 2011

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The rainy season has started. It usually starts in the middle of June, but it has already started at the end of May this year.

And the typhoon is coming. Normally, typhoon comes between September and November, but this year, in May.

There are lots of unusual things happening in Japan now.

In Osaka, things are going on as usual.
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Tezukayama Music Festival is being held today and tomorrow.

Unfortunately, because of the early rainy season and the typhoon Songda, it is raining, but the music never stops, and the festival is going on.
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There's even a nail salon.


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Lots of food stands not only from Osaka and Japan, but from all over the world.


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There ladies were waiting....


for the stage!
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-28 17:16 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)
A friend of mine took me to this nice small restaurant.
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The name of the restaurant is "Tsuki". Tsuki, 月 means the moon.

The lunch combo of the day is 750 yen, it's reasonable.

What is this object?
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It's a cup of coffee.

The coffee after the meal is 200 yen.

They are open in the evening too.



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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-05 19:02 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)