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.
An autumn day is coming to an end. The morning and evening temperatures will also get colder. The first day of winter in the 24 season is just around the corner. How soon will it be another two months this year?
I visited Osu Kannon at night for the first time in a while. The empty grounds are just tranquil. When I lived in Nagoya, I lived in Osu, and when I wanted to refresh my mind, I visited Osu Kannon Temple day and night. It is one of the three great Kannon in Japan and the bekkaku-honzan (special head temple) of the Chisan school of the Shingon sect. The principal image is Sho Kannon. Although it is a famous temple, it is a friendly temple that coexists with the town.
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn in the old calendar. The natural midsummer heat is about to begin, but the setting sun is approaching Mt. Fuji. I got stung by a jellyfish when I went into the sea for the first time this year. You can enjoy summer for a month. Let’s have fun.