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New drawing

Sorry, it took more time than what I'd expected...

I've long wanted to draw Michael J. Fox. I could post this picture here at last.

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New drawing

Yeah, I know there are few people that come and see my drawings here now. But I decided to post this here!

Honestly I don't like Cameron all that much. But I think I should try to study many different types of people's faces in the future...

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Murin-an Villa (無鄰菴)

It's been a long time since I wrote my last blog!

Now, I'm suffering from hay fever... I wish I could get rid of this hay fever!

Well, in the autumn of last year I and my friend visited to Murin-an Villa which is the former villa of a politician in the Meiji period in Kyoto. Even though it was unfortunately raining, we enjoyed beautiful garden and autumn color of leaves there. If you visit there, you'll be able to enjoy a quiet, relaxing atmosphere with looking at beautiful scenery... Today I came here to share pics with people who are interested in my blog and Kyoto. Hope you like it and you find my pics informative !

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The beautiful autumn leaves in Eikando Temple

I visited to Eikando Temple which is famous for the beautiful colored leaves alone yesterday.

Eikando Temple has become synonymous with autumn color of leaves, and in autumn many Japanese and tourists from abroad enjoy viewing the leaves change colors... Even if the Temple is far from the train stations, there were many people there!

Maybe it was the first time that I had seen such a beautiful place. I got tired from walking... but I could have a great time enjoying beautiful scenery and breathe good air.

For those who have an interest in the autumn colors of Kyoto.. I added the new album. Please see those pics!

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Asari gohan (あさりごはん) and Oden (おでん)

I had asari gohan and oden last night for dinner.

I don't know what it's called in English, but " Asari " means " clam " in English.

"Oden" is a typical Japanese dish, many different foods such as vegetables, white radish and konnyaku are boiled together in a large pot with a soup seasoned with soy sauce. It's suitable for colder seasons. Many Japanese often eat it in winter because we can buy it even at convenience stores !

I especially like daikon (white radish)and eggs...

By the way, the manager's husband may pass away soon because he has a serious disease right now. She has been off work for nine days in a row. Considering her feeling, I don't know what to say...

I'm pretty busy with work lately, because I have to do the work of 2 men.

I'm confused about my feelings, but I'll go to Eikando Temple to see the autumn colors this weekend anyway.

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Manpukuji Temple (萬福寺)

I visited Manpukuji Temple (萬福寺)with my sister on Nov. 3.

Manpukuji Temple is about a five-minute walk from JR or Keihan Obaku ( 黄檗) stations. And it's a broad temple...

I took some pics like this in the temple, but there was a man who gave me a strange look while I'm taking those pics... Yes, I don't wonder that he thinks it strange !

I added some pics to my album. If you're interested in those pics, see it ! (no frogs) 

Well, I'm planning to go to Eikando Temple (永観堂) to enjoy the autumn colors late this month because I need to be alone and enjoy my time sometimes. If I take some pics there, I'll be sharing them with you all.

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As you can see... new frogs !

New frog arrived at my house a week later than I expected because the variety goods shop's staff has made a mistake. I don't know why but the shop's staff canceled my first order, so I had to reorder it...

I could get the frog finally. Of course, I have no intention of attacking them !

This herringbone frog is now on sale in Japan for a limited time.

This floral design frog went on sale last year... after a moment of hesitation, I took the frog to the counter. haha

Yes, each year the number of my frogs is on the increase...

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oyako don set

The other day, I took a paid holiday to cheer myself up. I went to Kyoto station without specific aim...

I had a set meal for lunch at the soba restaurant called " osobadokoro aoi" in Kyoto station.

At this time, I used my cell phone's camera, so I couldn't take a photo of the dishes clearly...

I chose a oyako don set that includes a oyako don ( 親子丼), udon ( うどん), boiled spinach seasoned with soy sauce ( ほうれん草のおひたし), and pickles ( 漬物). Except oyako don, these dishes differ from restaurant to restaurant.

As you may know, oyako don is a Japanese rice bowl topped with simmered chicken and egg.

Do you know why it’s called Oyako don ? Oyako in Japanese means parent and child, so the chicken and the egg are oyako. It sounds pretty interesting, huh? Oh, maybe I should add that "don" stands for "donburi". And, the word "kou no mono ( 香の物)" is another Japanese word to say "tsukemono ( 漬物)".

I honestly feel this udon wasn't very good, but the oyako don was excellent !!  I would order oyako don if I go there again...

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Karinto (かりんとう)

The other day I went out to buy a drawing instrument with my sister. We came across a nice shop while walking down the Kawaramachi-dori street...

That shop called Tamaya Itoya (玉や絲や)is specialized shop offering karinto. Do you know karinto? It's a traditional Japanese sweet snack food.

It seems they developed many kinds of unique karinto using such as  sesame and salt, brown sugar and Japanese mixed chili pepper.

It's a cute package design...but if you look at it from another point of view, you might feel it's weird. haha

I selected and bought black pepper and mayonnaise flavor ! 

By the way, I noticed my album "Kyoto in fall" has already received about 6,400 hits...it's just amazing :-O Thanks,to you all who have seen my photos !

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new wallpaper

Today I changed a wallpaper for my computer after a long interval.

Yes, needless to say I still love frogs...especially Kermit the Frog !

...Well, I'll get to work. :-P

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