akita daily photo  秋田の日々の写真

August 26, 2006

thank you !!



First of all thank you so much for the wonderful comments and suggestions from my last post...my confession and for all the other photos I posted. I really apprecate all of it and I want to say I love reading them all.

Finally, I have decided that I can't go on posting daily. Im sorry , my city dp family if Im leaving you sooner. I still would like to share photos of the city I came to love with you so I made a new photo blog. Its not a daily ( of course ) , nor weekly or monthly . I'll be posting if I have something good, lovely or interesting to share with you.

I will also continue to visit the dp blogs , and you will always be in my links. I would also be very happy if you visit me and leave comments too. Oh, and I would be grateful if you add my new blog to your links. Thank you in advance!!

To visit my new photo blog please click here .

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August 24, 2006

nice place for a confession



placid

Taken a few weeks back, when hubby and me went driving around the countryside. This is a dam , sorry I forgot the name. It was so quiet and peaceful here !!

Anyway I have a confession. I recently have been thinking quitting daily photo blogging. Its been difficult sometimes for me, coz there are days that I dont even want to open my pc. I'm supposed to be on vacation but still I am ever so busy. I have other blogs but they are not daily so its not really a pressure posting nonsense there. I've confided with hubby even and he suggested I continue posting pictures but not on a daily basis. Hahhhh ( sigh !) I want to stop but I feel like Im going to betray the dp family. I feel guilty already!

Akita daily is sick, that I can tell you. Especially with this pop-ups now bugging me..whew!!
While I can't decide I will continue posting ............

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August 23, 2006

"hanabi" fire display




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August 21, 2006

bespectacled beauties



bespectacled beauties

This is a remnant of my izumi festival photos and I know I've already shown you many yukata pictures but I personally like this photo very much. The simple beauty and grace of these 2 young ladies are so refreshing compared to many fully made-up beauties. I remember my youth, hahhhh!!

" The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy ! "
alfred north whitehead 1861~ 1947

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August 19, 2006

lovely



cute

" The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes . "
harold b. lee 1899 ~ 1973

Houses here are mostly gray and dark that whenever I see a lively colored house I feel happy. This is not actually a home thoough , but a small restaurant .

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August 18, 2006

watching the seas



watching the seas

Sometimes the coast guard allows us ..land people to visit their floating abode. This is inside one of their ships docked at the tzuchizaki port area .

A tribute to the brave men who guards our seas from people like " capt. jack sparrow " and " davie jones " !!

Have a nice weekend to all !!

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August 17, 2006

nature is beautiful





" The goal of life is living in agreement with nature "

Zeno 335 BC ~ 264 BC
from ... Diogenes Laertius

I am so sorry dear visitors for not posting for a couple of days ! Japan has just finished " obon " , I think its the equivalent of all souls day in other parts of the world. Time to remember and pay respects to dead ancestors . Hubby had a 5 day off from work , some got more...others none at all. Being the " chonan " or the first born son , its obligatory that we return to their ancestral home during holidays. Sadly, there's no internet or even a pc there. Yes , even if Japan is now modern and a techno leader we are still very patriarchal. And I , being a " yome san " , or bride of the chonan helped the mom in her duties....that is to prepare food and cater to the malehood and other duties.

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August 16, 2006

komachi in kakunodate



" komachi " , thats the name of akita's bullet train. Will take you to Tokyo in about 4 hours , whooozz..!

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August 13, 2006

a date



a date

" You must not know too much or to be precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft ; a certain free-margin , and even vagueness - ignorance , credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things ."

walt whitman 1819 ~ 1892

This is a nice way to enjoy nature too .... during the hot summer days.

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August 12, 2006

。。。 happi 。。。



matsuri attire

Not to be confused with the english word. " Happi " is what that matsuri guy is wearing . I like to call it happi coat, hahah! The socks they are wearing are called " tabi " while the sandals are called " geta ". Sorry because I dont know what that short pants that looks to me like underpants are called. I think our male dp bloggers will look good in this attire.

Sorry I didnt have time to post yesterday. It was one of those days ....

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August 10, 2006

kanto matsuri



beautiful kanto lighting the dark skies

Tiers of lanterns light up the night sky during the 3 ~ 6th of August. Lanterns that symbolizes ears of rice are lit and hung on bamboo poles , called kanto. These are skillfully carried and manipulated by men who parade among excited spectators. This year there were 260 kanto's paraded and the heaviest of this poles weight about 50 kilos. There are kiddie kantos too for young men ...or boys. The female participants of this " matsuri " are incharge with the taiko drums and bamboo flutes which produces the enigmatic and energizing music for this fest.
For more photos and description and a little bit of exhibition just click here.

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August 09, 2006

Sun flower



" himawari " in nihonggo ひまわり

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August 08, 2006

~ selion tower ~



selion tower

" The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to SEE . "

Ernst Haas 1985

Well, can you see what I'm seeing ? Anyway its the selion tower on Tzuchizaki's port area. Kind of a modern lighthouse , but its not. There's a restaurant on the top floor..oh it's the only floor actually. You get a good view of of the sea and part of the city from up there.

Now ... what I'm I really seeing here....hmmm???.........blue ??

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August 07, 2006

grasshopper



grasshopper

Look who wanted to join us for lunch yesterday? Brought obento on our drive yesterday and found a nice place for picnic. It was green everywhere and I really had a nice relaxing time with hubby. Of course when there's green..there are bugs. Bees bother me but not this little fellow.
Grasshopper is " batta " , " kirigirisu " or " inago " in nihongo .

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August 06, 2006

my sunday..



earth and sky

Spent sunny sunday driving with hubby to the outskirts of the city. Yes, just a few minutes away and this is what you see. Refreshing green ! This picture actually shows 2 of Akita's pride and leading products....." akita komachi " , rice brand and " akita sugi " , akita cedar tree.
Hope you had a relaxing sunday too , and be ready to face the new week.
goodnight blogworld....oyasuminasai !

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August 05, 2006

bon odori ( bon dancing )



bon dancing

Young and old dancing to the " izumi ondo " . First , only participants wearing the same yukatas dance but after that everybody can. I was invited so many times but I was there for the sights and besides I am ...shy ! heheh! For more of bon dancing , pls. visit my flickr page.

happy weekend to all !!

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August 04, 2006

summer festival fashion



summer festival fashion

Summer festival or " natsu matsuri " would not be as fun and exciting without these lovely girls in their colorful and gay yukata's. Of course young ladies and older ones wear it too. Some boys and men also don their yukata's but only a few . I like the the yukata of the dancing girl, the one with her hands up ! Do you see a yukata you would like to wear??
Pls. go to my flickr page for a better view of the yukata's individually.

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August 03, 2006

summer festival 『 夏祭り 』



natsu matsuri  夏祭り

" Natsu matsuri " or summer festival season is here. There is a main matsuri here in my city which is called " kanto matsuri ", actually it starts today until saturday. But there are also smaller matsuri in the different parts of the city. Last saturday, Izumi , which is where I live celebrated its " izumi natsu matsuri ". The fair was held beside the elementary school grounds, and the " hanabi " or fireworks was launched at the school grounds. I'm lucky because the place is very near my apartment, 3 minutes by feet ! I'll be posting some more izumi matsuri photos in the next few days .

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August 02, 2006

bicycle in Mt.chokai




bicycle in Mt.chokai, originally uploaded by yoist.

nice to meet you !
I will introduce something about akita pref.My first photo is Mt chokai bicycle race taken place last weekend.


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announcement..



Hi ! Good morning , good afternoon or good evening blog world and to my fellow dp bloggers. I have a very important anouncement . Akita daily photo is dear to me because this is the first blog I created and besides I gained lots of friends all over the globe. I must admit sometimes its hard to keep up ...but I dont like to give this up...yet! Im enjoying this a lot. And so I decided to share this joy and responsibility...some might even say burden with someone.

A local guy , married with 2 cute kids. Works for the government and loves taking pictures. Please welcome YOIST . He will be posting photos from different parts of Akita. He gets around!

We haven't met, hahahhah. We are cyber friends..??!

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August 01, 2006

daily photo blogggers theme day ...........self portrait



self portrait

Didn't know til this morning when I looked up other dp's. Immediately took out my long forgotten tripod and click..click..click ! I like this one...kinda dramatic, dont you think? !
The theme is self portrait taken at your favorite place. Well, this is it. My bed beside the window. This is where I relax , read , cuddle with my pillows and....hubby and this is also where I can observe people who pass by !

My " sugao 素顔 "  my real face..without the wonders of make-up. Thats why Im facing the other way..hahahahhahaahha!!

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