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
After the Rice Planting Ritual, the rice is grown in organic ways at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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One way is to be helped by Aigamo Ducks.
I introduced about this two years ago.
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This year too, they are working hard eating worms and weeds.
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They just finished and started to take a break. When I got there around noon, some of them were still working on and in the water. Too bad I missed the shot!


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by berry-raspberry | 2013-07-18 00:20 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is grown organically. “Aigamo” is the kind of duck, which eats weeds and worms, so toxic chemicals are not to be used.
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The rice in If you’re lucky, you can see these aigamo ducks.


Dinner Time!
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Summer Festival at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine: July 30 through August 1
The parade is taken place from Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to Sakai City, crossing the Yamato River, on August 1.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-30 14:59 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | 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)
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After the rice is planted at the rice planting ritual, it is grown organically.
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For example, by using ducks.
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But not these ducks…. Maybe not.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-26 23:57 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | 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)
This year, 2011 is the 1800th year of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

There are many events going on now.

When an event is held, yes, Shirayuki, the god’s horse, is here.
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The “former” Shirayuki is now retired, and new Shirayuki was dedicated on May 8, 2011, that is the 23th year of Heisei, which is just a few days ago.
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Mmm?
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Yeah.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-14 17:36 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Cats' Meeting

Beautiful cats!
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It was a "Cats' Meeting", beside the road which I usually don't take:
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-23 16:18 | Osaka City-Suminoe | Comments(0)
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There are cats in Sumiyoshi Shrine around Misogi no Taki. They look as if they guarded the cascade.
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Surprisingly, these cats pose for pictures! They know how to be photogenic.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-02-22 20:23 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Cats' Meeting

Do cats hold meetings in your town?

This is their daytime meeting.
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My cat doesn't go outside. He has never attended.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-01-26 17:24 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)