February 08, 2017

Which Kimono on Sidebar?

Pink tsukesage hitoe kimono (left) or Blue Benkei-goshi hitoe kimono (right)
ブログの「顔」、アンティークピンク付下げか、紺色の弁慶格子単衣か?
どちらでも、いいか?

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February 05, 2017

Saturday kimono @ university 2017-02-04

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January 29, 2017

2017 Cherry Blossom Schedule Forecast in Japan 平成29 桜開花スケジュール






Spring is on its way! And now for a moment of poetry.

Ariwara no Narihira (825-880), Tales of Ise #82

"In this world, if only it weren't for the cherry blossoms, my heart of spring would not be in disarray."

世の中に 絶えて桜の なかりせば 春の心は のどけからまし


The private site Weathermap has the first cherry-blossom forecast up this year, but the official Japan Weather Association’s tenki.jp and the Japanese WeatherNews’s weathernews.jp should be updating their sites soon.


Tokyo: 3/26日 (blossoms open), 4/2 (full bloom)
Osaka: 3/29 (blossoms open), 4/6 (full bloom)
Kyoto: 3/29 (blossoms open), 4/6 (full bloom)


Otherwise:
(Kyushu) Fukuoka: 3/25 (blossoms open), 4/4 (full bloom)
Hiroshima: 3/28 (blossoms open), 4/5 (full bloom)
Niigata: undetermined (blossoms open), undetermined (full bloom)
Nagano: undetermined (blossoms open), undetermined (full bloom)
Sendai: undetermined (blossoms open), undetermined (full bloom)
(Hokkaido) Sapporo: undetermined (blossoms open), undetermined (full bloom)

The cherry blossoms should continue to bloom for five to six days after their peak (full bloom), depending on weather.



Several forecast maps will soon be available online so you can keep up with the moving cherry blossom front.

Cherry Blossom Flowering Date Maps:


http://weathernews.jp/sakura2007/
Weather News Map (Current State Live)
http://weathernews.jp/sakura/
* At WeatherNews site, click button "Sakura Simulator" for forecast by date. 



http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/

Mapple Net Map (Current State Live)
http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/
Run cursor over the area you are interested in.



tenki_dot_jp=sakura-expectation2012JWA Forecast Map (Forecast Prediction)
http://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation



http://www.e087.com/sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
Japan Weather Agency 気象庁の桜の開花予想
(Forecast Prediction)
http://www.hanazakura.jp/
sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
(Unfortunately ended as of 2009)
* See: http://hanazakura.jp/



http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/tokyo.html

Enjoy Tokyo Blossom Viewing
http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/index.html 



http://www.walkerplus.com/hanami/kanto/tokyo/
Walkerplus Famous Places in Tokyo
http://hanami.walkerplus.com/ 





Links:

* EnjoyTokyo Department Store Box Lunches for Blossom Viewing
デパ地下のお花見弁当

Tokyo Yokohama Information: Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Japan Guide: Popular Hanami Spots

All About: 江戸の名所で桜を愛でよう

* Japan Guide on Blossom Viewing in English
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html

* See also Infoseek for more links (in Japanese):
http://senkuni.org/link/sakura/sakura_saku.html


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January 18, 2017

Monday kimono 2017-1-16

Komon awase kimono, warbler Nagoya obi


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Thursday kimono 2017-1-12

Ueda tsumugi kimono, Hassun camellia obi

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Wednesday kimono 2017-1-11

Cotton kasuri-ish, Hassun camellia obi

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First Tea Lesson of 2017

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January 08, 2017

First Torihachi of the year 2017

2017-1-7 Friday
Yuuki awase kimono, warbler Nagoya obi

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January 01, 2017

New Years Eve Kimono 2016-2017

Ooshima awase kimono, Hakata hanhaba obi

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December 29, 2016

December Kimono 2016 Part II

Thursday Kimono 2016-12-29
Opps, no kimono! Hiking with Dad!

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Tuesday Kimono 2016-12-27
Visit to the MOMA Emoji Exhibit

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(I forgot to bring an obi to the US?! So I used a tenugui hand-towel!!)
Oshima Elegant Floral Tsumugi

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Christmas in NYC!

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Wednesday Kimono 2016-12-21

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Tuesday Kimono 2016-12-20

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December 18, 2016

December Kimono 2016

December 2 (Fri): Katsuo-shima mawada tsumugi awase kimono and Bingata-esque cotton Nagoya obi
鰹縞真綿紬、綿紅型風名古屋帯

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December 3 (Sat): Hemp leaf motif yuuki awase kimono and "The Pillow Book" Hassun obi
麻柄結城袷着物、「枕草子」ハ寸名古屋帯

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December 5 (Mon): Purple awase kimono and Hassun obi

紫袷着物、ハ寸帯

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Dec 8 (Thu): Camellia motif cotton obi and hanhaba Hakata obi
椿柄木綿着物、半幅博多帯

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Dec 9 (Fri): Ooshima awase kimono and haori, hanhaba Hakata obi
大島袷着物と羽織、半幅博多帯

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Dec 10 (Sat): Hemp leaf motif yuuki awase kimono and Hanhaba Hakata obi
麻柄結城袷着物、半幅博多帯

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Dec 12 (Mon): Katsuo-shima mawada tsumugi awase kimono and hanhaba Hakata obi
鰹縞真綿紬、半幅博多帯

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Dec 15 (Thu): Kumejima tsumugi awase kimono and hanhaba Hakata obi
久米島袷紬、半幅博多帯

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Dec 16 (Fri): Benkei plaid Ooshima awase kimono and kenjo pattern hanhaba Hakata obi
弁慶格子大島袷着物、献上柄半幅博多帯

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Dec 17 (Sat): Kumejima tsumugi awase kimono and hanhaba Hakata obi
久米島袷紬、半幅博多帯

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December 10, 2016

埼京線と湘南新宿線はえらい迷惑

最近、埼京線湘南新宿線はスピードが早すぎて、目白駅を通る時、耳が痛いほど。

しかし、山手線は、マンナを守って、とても静かです。

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今朝の8:30頃

山手線 68 dB

埼京線 84 dB






JR東日本トップ >> 駅・鉄道/旅行・観光 >> 時刻表 >> 池袋駅

電車による振動と騒音に対して鉄道事業者の不法行為が認められた事件

騒音調査の結果
控訴人らの居宅敷地境界で78dB〜96dBの騒音が確認された。
裁判所の判断
・ある程度生活の平穏を侵害されていることは推認されるため、一人あたり22万8千円の慰謝料の支払が相当である。

平成20年度 在来線鉄道騒音振動調査結果

騒音規制法の特定工場等に係る規制基準

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November 23, 2016

Tsunami Warnings: When the Great One Comes, Run Like Hell!

tsunami warningsThe first major tsunami warning on Tuesday after a period of many years reminded me that there was considerable discussion about changing the language of tsunami warnings after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. Many people did not evacuate in time. Was this because the warnings were not easily understandable? How do I know if I really have to evacuate or not? If I don’t see the tsunami, do I really have to evacuate yet? etcetera.

As a result, the description of tsunami categories was officially simplified by the Japan Meteorological Agency in 2013 (Heisei 25):

Former >> New
大津波警報 Major Tsunami Warning: 3 to 10 meters and up >> 巨大 MEGA-HUGE: 5 to 10 meters and up
津波警報 Tsunami Warning: 1 to 3 meters high >> 高い HIGH: 3 meters high
津波注意報 Tsunami Advisory: 0.2 to 3 meters high >> 1 meter high

*English: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/eqev/data/en/guide/tsunamiinfo.html
*Japanese: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/eqev/data/tsunami/kaizen/
about_kaizen_gaiyou.html


There was even more discussion about the evacuation advisories. One suggestion, I think wise indeed, was that advisories should be written phonetically in language even pre-school children could understand.

Among these, the suggestion for the Mega-Tsunami created a bit of shock due to its language, which while extremely understandable, wasn’t exactly “nice” language, to wit: にげろー! Run like hell! (or in the language of my youth: Get the f*** out now!). This language might have indeed saved many lives. Certainly it is an eye-popping advisory.

Evacuate immediately >> Run like hell! (or in the language of my youth: Get the f*** out now!)
Prepare to Evacuate >> Prepare to run
Pay close attention to the advisories


It’s been five years now, so I don’t actually clearly remember the former evacuation advisories, but they were rather staid. Perhaps to prevent havoc and mayhem? And, it appears that the evacuation advisories were never standardized, which can be seen in the TV broadcast photos in the post below, which say:

NHK: すぎにげて! Sugu nigete! (Run immediately!)
Nihon TV: 大津波(つなみ)!にげろ! Ōtsunami! Nigero! (Major tsunami! Run!)
TV Asahi: 今すぐ避難を Ima sugu hinan wo (Evacuate immediately)

So as you can see, the language is not codified, and Sino-Japanese characters are not necessarily avoided. NHK was clear, yet on the polite side of a direct order; Nihon TV added a phonetic reading to the Sino-Japanese characters; and TV Asahi remained less-than pre-schooler friendly.




auberginefleur at 12:59|PermalinkComments(0)Japan News Briefs 

November 22, 2016

The Earthquake this Morning

Via yahoo Japan news.

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auberginefleur at 07:29|PermalinkComments(0)Japan News Briefs 

Tsunami Warning in Japan Now

Run! And be safe!

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