Apparently, the water around our beach is full of these big (well, big for me) guys, but the other day, while SUP-ing, I finally saw one for the first time. Gotta say, I was a little freaked out.
The other day, Kaede came with me out on the paddleboard. "Oya" means "parent", and "ko" means "child", so, parent-child paddleboarding.
The ocean around Yuigahama Beach is at its best in fall and spring. Beautiful blue sky, beautiful blue seas.
It's that time of year again! It's actually cool enough to go to the beach and have a play—without burning or getting heatstroke. We're thoroughly enjoying it.
Looking back from the first landing of the Amanawa Jinja staircase. To the side was a bon dance area, but my timing was off and they were on break. Too bad, as I love bon dances!
Okonomiyake—as-you-like-it pancakes—are a favourite festival food, though Hisashi is adamant that okonomiyake doesn't taste any good when eaten as street food. Still, it makes for a beautiful booth.
Amanawa Jinja sits at the top of a hill, and it's a rather steep climb up a concrete staircase to get there. The festival takes place all along the steps, and I'm amazed there aren't more stair-related injuries. This was the first of the food booths, just at the landing to the first flight of … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Into the Fray
Today, a typhoon blew through. We were on the edge, so nothing too major, but still, we got a good deal of rain and wind. And, gloriously, a double rainbow at the end! The mini-rainbow didn't show up too well on film, and it's a bit blurry, but still. Pretty.
While walking down Yuigahama Dori, I crossed paths with this most dignified fellow in summer kimono (yukata) and walking stick. I couldn't help myself—I dawdled behind him and snuck a snapshot.
Summer fireworks and sparklers never get old. We had a few families stay the other night, and they all seemed to have the same idea—everyone had sparklers. In the end, it became a bit of a fireworks party. While I didn't get any photos of that night, Hisashi and Kaede had a mini-fireworks party this … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Summer Sparks