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

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Osaka Station

This is the newly-opened JR Osaka Station.
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Some people say it looks like the one in Europe.
As architecture, I don't know whether it's good or not, but the newly-developed one surely made the station more functional.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-24 19:33 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

Ajiki Shrine in Toyosato-cho

Ajiki Shrine is in Toyosato-cho.
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It is said the name Ajiki is the one of Torai-jin. Torai-jin is the people who immigrated from the direction of the continent, like Korea, China, and even as far as Persia, from 4th to 7th century.

There came a lot of Torai jin in Kansai Area, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Shiga. They brought Japan advanced technologies, culture, and what they believed. There were a lot of Torai-jin living on the east side of Lake Biwa.
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Kansai Area was a very international place. They settled down in Japan and there should be a reason these Torai-jin did not return to their own places.

The architect of this shrine is the one of Edo Era, beginning of 19th century.
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The date when the shrine itself was founded is not sure. It was already exixted in the 10th century's record, but it is not sure when the garden was made.
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It is considered this is the early stage of Japanese gardens, and one of origins of Japanese gardens.
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Here came a swan.
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This garden is surely spiritual and mysterious.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-22 17:52 | Shiga | Comments(0)

Toyosato Elementary School Update

I went to Shiga Prefecture again. Why do I go to Shiga Prefecture so often? Because it’s Japanese tradition to go to ancestors’ graveyard for o-bon which is around August 15, and my ancestors’ graveyard is in Shiga Prefecture.
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I went to Toyosato Elementary School… again. Now this school is famous thanks to the popular anime, “K-ON”, or “Keion”.
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It has got so popular that there is going to be even a movie “K-ON” starting from December 3.
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There is a lot of development about goods that are sold. There are hare and tortoise cookies, tortoise breads, K-ON character tissue paper, and many other goods.
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Hare and Tortoise:
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I saw people taking pictures. Are there any famous persons?
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Yes! These girls are from K-ON!
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They are anime characters but they are here in real Toyosato Elementary School!
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-18 18:31 | Shiga | Comments(0)
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Last year, the parade was taken place on Sunday, but this year, the 1st day of August is Monday.
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I could not see the parade, but I dropped by Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine and got to see the waiting area for the parade participants.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-01 19:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)