Mimosas are in bloom. In Italy, people present each other with mimosa flowers on March 8. It is native to Australia. The language of flowers is “grace,” “secret love” and “friendship.” It looks like spring has finally arrived.
I like the view of the sunset from the peninsula. View the sunset sinking into the Kii Channel from Shirasaki Marine Park in Yura Town, Wakayama Prefecture. It is said that the Shirasaki Coast predates the birth of human beings. The orange of the setting sun stands out against the white limestone. The mountains of Shikoku and Awaji Island look hazy.
I visited the Soga Bairin in Odawara City for the first time in two years. It was the home of the Soga clan in the Kamakura period and is associated with “Soga Story,” one of the three major revenge attacks in Japan. 35000 plum trees seemed to herald the arrival of spring. The setting sun shone through the flowers of plums and waubai, reflecting the color of the blue sky.
The deep cold has passed and the first day of spring is just around the corner. The season is gradually approaching spring. In Mt. Azuma in Ninomiya Town, rapeseed blossoms are in full bloom. The language of flowers is’ cheerful ‘and’ cheerful. The orange of the setting sun, the yellow of the flowers, and the green of the stems stand out so well that I can feel the signs of spring.
The year 2023 has dawned. It will be a wonderful sunny day this year. At Chigasaki Beach, surfers wait for the first sunrise at sea. An annual view. I look forward to welcoming you to my channel again this year!
Huge rain clouds appeared on Christmas Day and turned red at sunset. It’s the first sunset in a long time that even the sea turns red. It was a fitting sunset to end the year. I wish you all the best next year.
It’s cold. It’s a winter sea. The air is dry and the sunlight is strong, but the wind is strong and the waves are high. Winter is finally here. The winter solstice is approaching, and the sun is moving to its southernmost point. Shiwasu. There are two weeks left in the year.
On the beach at Yawatahama, tangerine berries were illuminated by the setting sun. Sada Cape can be seen beyond the tangerine fields. The early winter sky gradually turns scarlet. A landscape that feels the coming of winter.
The Tango Peninsula for the first time in 30 years. Waves in the Sea of Japan in late autumn were already rough. Statues of young Prince Shotoku and his mother, the empress, stood quietly by the sea. Far beyond the sea of Kyogamisaki Lighthouse is Russia. At an izakaya in Miyazu, I enjoyed local sake and fish from the Sea of Japan to relieve the fatigue of my journey.