Apr 19, 2015

Toyota G's Movie

I had been thinking that I had already seen these background in this movie. But later I found that it was taken in Kokura, Kitakyushu city for which I have worked as a local government employee.

This is a very interesting video, I think.

Apr 11, 2015


I have just finished a book called "Sanpou-Shoujyo"(算法少女). "Sanpou" means mathematics and "Syoujyo" means a girl. This is an interesting story, I think. There is a same name's book that was written in Edo era. But, no one knows the name of its author. This story is a fiction that is about a girl who writes "Sanpou-Shoujyo".

In Edo era, the unique mathematics(和算) that is developed in Japan was popular among ordinary people. They enjoyed it as a kind of hobby.

The book includes people's custom in those days and tells atmosphere of people's life.

The main target reader is younger adult, but many people can enjoy it. I recommend you to read it.

Apr 2, 2015

a sardine

In the past, fisherman in Japan could catch a lot of sardine and it was very popular fish among ordinary people. But now it is not easy for people to catch it in their neighborhood.

I have heard that people can recently catch it in Onga-gawa river's mouth. So I tried to catch it last Saturday.

Finally I caught only one sardine but I was satisfied about the result because I got it for the first time in more than 20 years.

At the same time, I caught three gizzard shads.

I cooked the sardine for "sashimi" and the gizzard shads for "nanban-zuke".