March 3 is Girls’ Day. We set up dolls before the day. This is for my oldest daughter’s one. There is another one for my youngest daughter.
We also buy snacks and food which are related to the day.
The small food is fish minced and steamed. You can see small cute dolls in it.This is a post which I wrote two year ago.
This is a song for Girls’ Day.
Happy Girls’ Day.
A lot of snow still remain on the ground but the snow is melting day by day. This snowdrop in our garden suddenly appeared under the snow. The nature thing is very strong.
On the other hand, my oldest daughter got flu yesterday. Her temperature was 39 degree. She took relenza of medicine.Doctor said, “You should not take your eyes off your daughter because some patient of flu may do unusual behavior.Your daughter needs to take five days off.”
Today, her favor had gone and ate many rice balls. She is saying , “I’m worried that I may not catch up my class and can’t study homework of Kanji.” The problem sounds big for her but we parents aren’t worried about it.
Last Friday, it snowed a lot again. My family and neighborhood were busy for shoveling snow.Snow shovels are sold out at most stores, because we didn’t prepare for snow well.Since most buses and trains were delayed, I think that many people stayed at home on last weekends.
As for me, I was studying English and I started to study Chimese because I’m interested in Taiwan and so on. Chinese pronounce is difficult but most Kanji is similar to ours. Additionally. I was watching “24″ on Hulu. (24 is a TV drama in the US. Hulu is a internet service to watch many kinds of movies and dramas. )
As for my daughters, they made the other snow men and snow houses.They sometimes played a game of iPad.The game is “angry bird Go” made in Finland. I was worried that they played the games a lot . However, they also like drawing pictures and reading books.
This is a picture which my youngest daughter drew in watercolors.The Spring will arrive soon.
Anyhow, that’s a good holiday for each of us.
This is a traditional performing arts which we watched in Taipei.
The story shows a love between snakes and human beings.
There is a perfomance during the story.
The moving is very fast.
The makeup and the clothes are gorgeous.
It’s worth to watch the performance when you visit Taipei.
My family and I visited a night market in Taipei.
The market is so large that many people including tourists gather there througout the night.
There are many shops which sell food, clothes and so on.
There are also shops where you can play a game.
We tried a shrimp scooping at one of them.
You can use a small stick with a needle on the end.
My daughters tried it and the staff taught them.
It was very difficult to catch them.
Fortunately, the staff gave us a fried shrimp even though we didn’t catch any.
If you can catch them, the staff fry them for you.
There is also Goldfish scooping. It’s the same as the Japanese one.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a famous shrine in Kawagoe.
It’s a popular place to visit on New Year’s day. According to Japanese tradition visiting a shrine on New Year’s day is a good occasion to pray for good luck and health throughout the year.
You can buy fortune slips and good lcuk charms.
This is a kind of foutne.
There are also items especially for children.My daughters’ fortunes predict excellent luck this year.
My daughters bought small school bag charms.
You can also celebrate a wedding ceremony here.
Of course, people wear beautiful traditional Japanese clothe (kimono) on such occasions.
This place built in 1969 is for enshirining 330 thousand soldiers
Some guards always stand in the important gates.They cahnge their role every hour in the daytime.
Many tourists come to see the ceremony.
This is a ceremony to cahnge guard.
It’s one of the place to learn about the history about Taiwan and Japan.