Autumn colors here and there

We went hiking to Tsuchiyu (Fukushima City) yesterday and enjoyed beautiful autumn colors ―

Here is a picture of Nidanuma Pond .

Yellow, red, orange and green…….vivid autumn colors here and there!

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Reflection of the colored leaves are so beautiful………..

Nidanuma Pond

And we went to the Tsutsujiyama park  - It’s a place famous for its wild flowers.

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Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers.    You can enjoy those Autumn Hydrangea flowers in front of the park.

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Swertia japonica  Makino flowers ( Senburi in Japanese) .   They are the plants used in herbalism.

They have bitter leaves, but it is effective against hangovers!

And you can see  beautiful scenery with Japanese azaleas and Enkianthus perulatus in spring!

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This is a picture of Menuma Pond .  I took it from the top of the Park.

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According to the guide’s information, the  perfect season to see autumn leaves from here is around October 25.

I thought about how I want to come here again for the perfect scenery.


Please check the information of Tsuchiyu!!

Tsuchiyu Onsen


Friends of Japan : Fukushima

Check this video!!

Let me share  this wonderful video with you.

About 6 years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred on March 11 , 2011.

As you know, the huge earthquake and tsunami struck the East Coast Japan.


What images do you have about “Fukushima”?

We see lots of frightening images on the web….

In this video, the professor McMichael  says ” Most of these have nothing to do with Fukushima, and are completely false.”

I hope many people from the world come and visit here, and be storytellers to share the truth about  real Fukushima to the world.


Enjoy watching the video!!!





RAKUZEN wooden tablewares collection

I went and saw a RAKUZEN tableware designer, Aki Ohtake.


The one on the left is Aki, and on the right is me.

She has worked as a designer for more than 10 years and  works on developing the RAKUZEN series with real passion.

So what is RAKUZEN?

The RAKUZEN wooden tableware series was jointly developed by  traditional Aizu lacquerware craftsmen, NPO corporation Shalom for the people with disabilities and a designer.


4 colors of RAKUZEN bowl


” RAKUZEN” literally means ” confortable tableware.”

They are designed to be easy to hold.

Can you see the extra grip at the bottom of the bowl?

This design is universal ― anyone can easily hold it.




” Our RAKUZEN tablewares collection is for everyone.  I designed them to be  easy to use regardless of disability, age, or background.”

Aki expressed enthusiasm for her work.


The shop has RAKUZEN bowl, plate, chopstickes and small sake cup.


This is a RAKUZEN sake cup.

It is so fun to find one heart shape after poring sake into the cup.

I really liked it on sight , but unfortunately, they are out of stock.

Of course, I’ve reserved it without delay!

I  want everyone to know how great RAKUZEN product is💕


Check it out! ↓

楽膳~ RAKUZEN  wooden tableware series