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Yokosuka, Japan - 10th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Yoko's son show me his reading books.
This is "Yume wo kanaeru zou" means "Elephant who made me succeed".
It was issued 1,700,000, and very popular in Japan.
The story appeared  "Ganesha" god of India.

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Yokosuka, Japan - 10th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hi,Katja!
We were all excited!
Because We might be observable in Japan today "Comet PANSTARRS".
Today is + 24 degree temperature,however a lot of cloud in the sky.
We can not see the stars.
It is regrettable.
But there is still a chance!
Willy W.

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Yokosuka, Japan - 10th March 2013

By: cocoaby

We were taught Yoko's son Shogi(Japanese chess) .
He is a member of Shogi club in high school.
Syogi is interesting!

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Yokosuka, Japan - 10th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Today, Isidore arrived from Germany.
We sincerely welcome.

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Yokosuka, Japan - 11th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hi,Katja!
Yoko came back home after work.
There was a few hours until sunset.
She said "Let's go the Umikaze(means sea wind) park ".
We went to the Umikaze park.
It is smell of the sea. We heard the sound of the sea.
The park had been planted tulips.
There were not bloomed yet.
You can see small islands are called Sarushima (means monkey Island) .
We enjoyed the walk.
When I came home,  Nana had arrived from Germany.
We sincerely welcome!

My host Yoko  bought newspaper.
This article, "Two years...the Tohoku Earthquake " at newspaper.
Yokosuka is  more than 300km away to Fukushima.
Two years after the earthquake, people are beginning to regain the smile reconstruction.
Japan have facing a variety of problems still.
However,Japan is resolved surely.
Because Japanese childrens smile more than anything.
Over the world Toys and Toy Voyagers make a their smile.
Willy W.

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* Posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:50 am Last edited Mar 11, 2013, 10:01 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 13th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hi, Katja!
Wednesday is a day off work of My host Yoko.
We went to Shioiri of Yokosuka.
There are called "Dobuita street " in Shioiri.
Also, " Sukajan" of Gotouchi card born in the Dobuita street.
After that, we went to the Verny park.
Verny park is derived from the name of  French engineer.
We went to Memorial Verny,We saw a huge model of the steam hammer, also books of Yokosuka history.
We also went to JR(Japan Railway) Yokosuka station.
I found there is a "Sucurry of Seagull" of the Yokosuka's characters."
We found Yoko's favorite Japan old  type postbox.
This postbox is valuable the end of production in 1970.
It has been used yet.
We saw the Koban(Japanese Police box).
Yoko have to go shopping on the way with us.
She bought a lot of food .
You can see some of them.
We drinking soy milk. Yummy!
a lot of love
Willy W.
;)

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* Posted Mar 13, 2013, 8:16 am Last edited Mar 13, 2013, 8:59 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 14th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hello, Katja!
I saw a program of learning "German" in  Japanese television.
It is very interesting.
Willy W.
:thinking:

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Yokosuka, Japan - 15th March 2013

By: cocoaby

RAKU gave me fried chicken nuggets.
It is shrimp with Chili Sauce flavor.
We listened to favorite CD of My host Yoko's son.
This is pank rock! It is "THE CRO-MAGNONS".
We are singing and shouting and dancing!!!
When I look up to the sky, I wish you look the sky too.
:rolleyes:

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Sankeien,Yokohama, Japan - 16th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hi, Katja!
We went to the Sankeien garden in Yokohama  on Saturday afternoon with the son of My host Yoko.
Sankei garden is very popular with foreign tourists.
We looked many turtle, and some flowers were blooming.
Spiraea,Narcissus...
Also we gave bait for carp and tufted duck.
Old wooden Japanese house was very interesting.
Bamboo forest is my favorite!
Three-storied pagoda(important cultural property )  was built in 1457.Amazing!
We enjoyed  Japanese garden.
Willy W.
:D

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* Posted Mar 20, 2013, 6:04 am Last edited Mar 20, 2013, 6:29 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 20th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hi, Katja!
Yesterday +22 degrees , today +20 degrees.
Very warm the past few days, the cherry blossoms were blooming.
Everyone pleased cherry blossom  blooming in Japan.
Also cherry blossom  blooming 10 days earlier than usual.
We went to see  Japanese elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school.
Flowers were blooming in the park a lot.
I also saw shrines and temples.
It was a solemn atmosphere.
Willy W.
;)

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Yokosuka, Japan - 20th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Today is Vernal Equinox Day ( national holiday in Japan).
It is day for praising nature and showing respect to living things.
Many people eat  "Bota-mochi" (a rice cake coverd with bean jam or soy flour ) in Japan to this day.
We eat Bota-mochi. yammy!

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Yokosuka, Japan - 21st March 2013

By: cocoaby

Cherry blossoms make many happy all Japan.
My host Yoko back after work We went to see the cherry blossoms in  hurry before the sun goes down.
We feel so happy.
Weekend it will be in full bloom.

My host Yoko showed me the money in Japan.
10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 1,000 yen, 500 yen, 100 yen, 50yen, 10yen,  5yen,  1yen.
Yukichi Fukuzawa to 10,000 yen bill is printed.
Yukichi is a samurai(warrior), thinker.
To 5000 yen bill Ichiyo Higuchi is printed.
Ichiyo is a woman writer.
1000 yen bill is Hideyo Noguchi of the scholars.
5 yen and 50 yen coins have holes.
This is very rare in the world.
I ask Why is coin have holes?
Maybe make be easier to determine other coins.
and saving material?

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* Posted Mar 21, 2013, 8:36 am Last edited Mar 21, 2013, 8:40 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 23rd March 2013

By: cocoaby

Enjoying the cherry blossoms are a lot of people in Japan.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom !
It so beautiful.
We went to see the shrines and temples.
The shrine was built 350 years ago.
Fujiwara Michizane riding a cow has been worshiped.
He is called the god of learning.
There was a bill of the tree.
It is 絵馬(called Ema).
Each wish is written to this.
Puppies and great mother dog is a symbol of  安産祈願(Wishing You Love & Happiness)! 
We went to the temple last dragon has been enshrined.
It is so cool!
Once back home, we ate sushi for lunch.
Eating sushi in Japan is the best of all.
;)

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Yokosuka, Japan - 23rd March 2013

By: cocoaby

We went to the central park Yokosuka in the afternoon.
The park was located in a high place.
There is also a Yokosuka City Museum.
Spun yarn,kimono, huge crab, shellfish, and Crystal violet,Naumann elephant model.
We will go back home in hurry because it's seems to rain.

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Yokosuka, Japan - 27th March 2013

By: cocoaby

It is raining cold today.
We will show you some games in Japan.

"百人一首(Hyakunin Isshu)" is one of the Japanese traditional games.
It is also the name of the game in which they are used.
The game is played mostly on Japanese New Year's holidays.
On each card, a poem (waka) is written, and there are a total of 100 poems.
The standard collection of the poems used is called Hyakunin Isshu,
which is often also the name of the game.
The collection was chosen by a poet Fujiwara no Teika in Heian period.
There are national conventions for the game.
Two sets of 100 poem cards in Box.

Karuta is one of the Japanese traditional games.
First,a person read the card. Like this way.
And the others look for a card which is the picture and word drawn about it.
How many cards can you find?
The winner is having the cards most.

Next, We will show you "Pokemon Card Game".
This is what son of my host was using.

And, The next show is "Duel Masters Card Game".
This is what son of my host was using, too.
He was the winner of the competition of this card game.

My host's sons have spring vacation began.
They taught  a lot of games for us.
;)

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* Posted Mar 27, 2013, 9:11 am Last edited Mar 27, 2013, 9:15 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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