I have never used a fountain pen but I bought this pen the other day.
I read that children in Europe and the United States still use a fountain pen.
That’s why they can write with the pen correctly and beautifully.
I would like to try writing with it.
Certainly, a fountain pen needs a little mentenace but I got satisfaction from this so far.
This pen is for children and beginners.So the design is cute and colorful.
A penpoint is smiling.
This word（万年筆 mannnennhitsu) means “fountain pen”.The literally means “You can write with them almost permanently.” I hope that this pen will long many years.
My family and I visited Tokigawa Orange Mountain in Saitama last weekend.Since the mountains get plenty of sun, the mountain are famous for mandarin oranges.
You can eat the oranges as much as you like and you can take out 1kg of them if you pay 500 yen.
My daughters also like gathering and eating them.
There are also other kinds of orange such as “Sanpoukan.”
These are our souvenir. You can get the oranges from late October to December.
This is one of our leisure during this season.
This park where we often visit has many beautiful trees. My family and I visit this park every year during this season. This park is another marathon course for us.
They are boy’s baseball team. This park has two basevall grounds.If I had a boy, I would let him join the team.
There is also a cat enjoying the leaves. Small children were touching the cat.
This walkway is also coveered with beautiful red leaves. We’re glad to see such scene every year.
This is my new hobby.These are all the ingredients needed to make fruit brandy.
It’s very easy to make because you just need to mix the ingredient.
These are orange and apple brandies.The orange one took a day to brew it.The apple one took three days to brew.
As you may have known, fruit liquor usually took months to brew.So this fruit brandy is easy to make for an impatient person like me. Of course, it tastes really good. It’s good with tonic water.
My eldest daughter will join a marathon race at an elementary school next month.
So she wanted to run where there is a dry riverbed in the neighborhood.
My youngest daughter also wanted to follow us.
They were running quickly but they noticed something.
They stopped running to get it.
These are wild rocamboles which we call “nobiru.”
My daughters had dug a hole in the ground for a while.
The taste of nobiru is similar to chive.
These are good sovenirs for us.If I had come here alone, I would have never found them.
There was a lion dance festival at Takakura Shirine, Tsurugshima, Saitama.
The festival has been run over hunderds of years.It’s an intangible cultural asset in the town.We call it 高倉獅子舞.(Takakkura Shishimai.)
It’s said that the three lions keep us safe from devils. Junior high school students in the town typically play the role of the lions.
They go to a shirine from other shirine.
The dance is danced the traditional way.
There are also other children who follow the lions.
They are elementary school students who is learning a culture of the town.
My daughters and I are practicing to make an origami at home because we bought a new origami book.
These are roses. They don’t look a piece of paper.
This is a kangaroo.
These are swans .
These are dragons
These are butterflIse which my youngest daughter made. My daughters also enjoy making an origami at day care. They have a fertile imagination.
Brevoort is a popular fish on the Japanese dining tables in autumn.We usualy burn the fish with salt. Grated radish goes well with the fish.
However, I cooked the fish by boiling the other day.
The fish were seasoned soy sauce, sake, mirin(sweet rice wine), sugar and vinegar.This is a good Japanese traditional cusine.
My daughters ate a lot of fish for a change.(They like meat such as hamburger steaks. (:
My family and I visited a science exhibition at an elementary school last weekend.
The elementary students and middle school students tried to do these great experiments during the summer vacation.
This work is a record of the moon’s moving.
This child tried to know how many times it takes untill a stone get round.
Surprisingly she tried to throw the stones over 1,000 times
He gethered many kinds of butterfly in Kawagoe.
He analyzed the places and the frequencies which they appeared.
This is a model of house to determine which houses are resistant to big earthquakes.
The middle school student will be a good architect.
Fortunately, my daughter’s work was chosen at this exhibition.
She researched how the color of pen filtered into a paper.
She also made the flowers with these colors. This work has both science and art.
There are some herbs in our garden.This is rosemaay.
These are green onion, parsley, basil and rosemary.
Each herb has a unique smell.
I put rosemary in the bath. It smells good and makes us relax.
This is a basil and parsley salad.Basil goes well with macaroni.
In addition, you can use them for a tea, soap, rinse, vinegar and crafts.I’ll try them with our kids.