Pretty much I update it every two years... so do not expect fresh posts anytime soon.
Had about an hour to kill, so just wandered around Ofuna and Kobukuro-ya neighbourhood.
Harumafuji Yokozuna dohyo-iri (Shiranui, ring-engering ceremony) during day 3 of the Natsu Basho 2017. The tachimochi was Takarafuji and Daishomaru as tsuyuharai.
The most famous restaurant for the traditional food of the sumo wrestlers - chanko nabe.
Empty as always. Every time I ride Narite Express I wonder whether it is subsidised by the state.
Japanese bush warbler or uguisu (ウグイス), an Asian passerine bird more often heard than seen. Its distinctive breeding call can be heard throughout much of Japan from the start of spring.
The gathering for the ceremony this year was held at the Ofuna Arts center and unfortunately it was rainy. Still, some nice kimonos could be seen.
On the second day of the New year we hiked to the top of the Sanzaigaike park.
In the afternoon of the first day of the New year (Shogatsu) we hiked to Kumano-jinja in Asahina area - between Kamakura and Yokohama.
In the morning of the first day of the New year as a family tradition we visited the nearest shrine - Kumano-jinja. This year the local taiko group was playing all morning.