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Kiev

Ballet at the National Opera Theatre

[ Sept.2018 ] We arrived at the National Opera Theatre in Kiev in Ukraine, which was the destination of our walking tour on the day. This theatre was completed in 1901. Before that there was…

Japan

Japanese Green tea

Standard Method for making Japanese Green tea. Put tea leaves in the teapot. Pour hot water into the teapot over tea leaves. Soak a while, then pour th tea out into teacups. Please don’t leave…

Kiev

Eccentric Mr. Horodecki

[ Sept.2018 ] I continue talking about the walking sightseeing tour in Kiev in Ukraine. Our guide, Miloslava, pointed out the unusual building next to the presidential residence. There were many strange animals on top…

Kiev

Second Visit to Kiev

[ Sept.2018 ] We visited Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. This was our second visit and the first time was seven years ago. Our Ukrainian friend, Alina, arranged the itinerary this time and it…

London

Take Photos of Rainy London

[ Sept.2018 ] We took a part in the Urban Photo Race (UPR), which we had joined last year in Amsterdam and this year in London. The UPR is a kind of a photo competition where…

Akita

At Senshu Park

[ Sept.2018 ] In Akita city in Japan, we went to Senshu Park next. This park was built on the site of the Kubota Castle where the Satake family lived, and Satake Yoshinobu was the…

Akita

The Painting of Tsuguharu Foujita in Akita

[ Sept.2018 ] The next day, after staying in a Ryokan in the Oga Hot-Spring resort in the Akita prefecture in Japan, we went to Oga station by ‘Namahage Shuttle’, the shared taxi. The taxi stand…

Akita

A Very Surreal Hot-Spring Ryokan

[ Sept.2018 ] The next place we visited in the Oga Peninsula in the Akita prefecture in Japan was Oga Aquarium GAO. In fact, the reason we had decided to visit Oga Peninsula was that my…