2014-06-22

JustSomeMotion Dances to All Night by Parov Stelar


Love this video! Not only the dancing, but the track as well.

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2014-06-21

Shimenawa, Shide, and Torii

Went for an evening walk and found a small Shinto shrine in the neighborhood between Kayama Station and Tsukahara Station. I took a few shots with my iPhone, so there is a lot of noise in these shots.


I think the Japanese word for this straw rope is shimenawa (しめなわ). The white objects are ritual paper streamers that are attached to the shimenawa. Those streamers are called shide (垂) in Japanese.


I tried to frame the steps leading up to the Shinto shrine with the torii gate, or just torii (鳥居) in Japanese. In this shot you might be able to see the komainu (狛犬) or so-called lion-shaped guardian dog on the left.


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田んぼと神社

Took these shots while walking through the neighborhood on a cloudy morning.

Lots of greenery and fresh air!

Rice paddy and Japanese farmhouse
散歩中の風景
Phone 5S
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Torii gate
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Torii gate
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Torii gate
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Torii gate
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine among rice paddies.
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
#神社 #田んぼ
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine among rice paddies.
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
#神社 #田んぼ
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)

Shinto shrine among rice paddies.
散歩中の風景
Pentax K-50 & Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
#神社 #田んぼ
© 2014 池谷 大星 (IDCS英会話)


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2014-06-19

壁 稲荷


Took these shots during an evening walk in my neighborhood. 
近所の散歩中の風景。

個人宅お稲荷さん。
A farmer's household Inari shrine. Likely a shrine dedicated to a "rice paddy kami" (田の神) deity.
[iPhone 5S]


A decorative opening in a stone wall surrounding a Japanese farmhouse. I think this kind of decorative feature also allows a breeze to flow through the wall to help keep the home cooler during summer.
[iPhone 5S]

Wall around a farmer's home. I am sure this kind of wall must have cost more than a million yen!
Taken with iPhone 5S in Japan.

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2014-06-06

River Fields and Dogs

It was a sunny and warm summer afternoon today! I took Dale and Mary for a walk along the rice paddies and near one of the local rivers. I think they had a very nice day!

Dale the border collie at the local River 
[Sony HDR-GW77V] 
#border #collie #river #Yokohama #Japan #ボーダーコリー #川 #横浜

Mary on her dog walk on a summer morning. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#miniature #pinscher #dog #Yokohama #Japan #犬 #ミニチュアピンシャー #横浜

Mary on her dog walk on a summer morning. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#miniature #pinscher #dog #Yokohama #Japan #犬 #ミニチュアピンシャー #横浜

Dale the border collie on her morning dog walk. 
[Pentax K-50 & HD Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR] 
#border #collie #dog #Yokohama #Japan #ボーダーコリー #犬 #横浜

Dale the border collie on her morning dog walk. 
[Pentax K-50 & HD Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR] 
#border #collie #dog #Yokohama #Japan #ボーダーコリー #犬 #横浜

Mary the miniature pinscher napping at home. 
[Pentax K-50 & HD Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR] 
#miniature #pinscher #dog #Yokohama #Japan #犬 #ミニチュアピンシャー #横浜

Mary the miniature pinscher napping at home. 
[Pentax K-50 & HD Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR] 
#miniature #pinscher #dog #Yokohama #Japan #犬 #ミニチュアピンシャー #横浜

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2014-06-01

Flowers, Dog, and Cat

Neighborhood flowers during dog walk. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#flower #bush #Yokohama #Japan #花 #横浜

Mary getting hugged. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#miniature #pinscher #Yokohama #Japan #ミニアチュアピンシャー #横浜

Cat on tiny shrine on top of hill in a local park. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#cat #shrine #park #Yokohama #Japan #猫 #公園 #横浜

Cat on tiny shrine on top of hill in a local park. 
[iPhone 5S] 
#cat #shrine #park #Yokohama #Japan #猫 #公園 #横浜

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