January 18, 2017

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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Tsunami Warning in Japan Now

Run! And be safe!

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November 18, 2016

Pineapple Pen is Doing TV Ads Now

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October 27, 2016

October Kimono 2016 Pt. II

You can tell how much the weather has been fluxuating, with winter awase (lined), fall hitoe (unlined), and summer kimono all in the same week!

*All pictures here, taken in a mirror.


Oct. 26 (Wed): Purple plaid cotton hitoe kimono with Leaf motif hassun obi

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Oct. 23 (Sun): Kumejime awase kimono with kasuri Nagoya obi
(@ Toyo Bunka Museum, "Ukiyoe and Illustrated Books" exhbition)

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(followed by a visit to the Rikugien gardens)

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Oct. 22 (Sat): Ueda tsumugi (wool) hitoe kimono with kasuri Nagoya obi
(@ Niiza campus; attended kuzushi-ji course after my class)

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Oct. 21 (Fri): Purple plaid cotton hitoe kimono with Leaf motif hassun obi

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(Winter Cherry Blossoms @ Niiza Campus)

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(Other flowers @ Niiza Campus)

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Oct. 20 (Thu): Blue "Benkei-goshi" plaid cotton-asa hitoe kimono with kasuri Nagoya obi
@ Bunkyo Campus

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Oct. 19 (Wed): Ueda tsumugi (wool) hitoe kimono with kasuri Nagoya obi
(K-san was visiting from Brasil)


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Oct. 18 (Tue): Purple shijira cotton hitoe kimono with han-haba Hakata obi
(changed into kimono after getting home from work)

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October 18, 2016

October Kimono 2016 Pt. I

I actually wore kimono more times than shown here, but I kept fogetting to take pictures.

*All pictures here, taken in a mirror.

One obi worn with three different kimono
Left: Oct 12 (Wed), Cotton hitoe blue and purple plaid
Center: Oct 14 (Fri), Kurumejima kasuri awase kimono
(probably wore Blue cotton-asa benkei-gōshi on Thu)
Right: Oct 15 (Sat), Indigo mawada katsuo-jima awase

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Same kimono from behind
・ Kyō-bingata Nagoya obi

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Oct 8 (Sat): Light blue umbrella motif hitoe kimono with Hakata-fū hassun Nagoya obi

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Oct 6 (Thu): Cotton tsujigahana hitoe kimono with pinkish-brown hassun Nagoya obi

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Oct 5 (Wed): Dark blue shijira hitoe kimono with Hakata-fū hassun Nagoya obi

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Oct 3 (Mon): Mt. Fuji kimono (Ceo-α shibori hitoe) with Nishijin-weave hassun Nagoya obi

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Oct 1 (Sat): Purple shijira hitoe kimono with Hakata-fū hassun Nagoya obi

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October 17, 2016

Autumn Leaves in Japan Schedule Forecast 2016 紅葉情報

StarTwinkling See also, The Color of Autumn in Japanese Poetry
And, The Tatsutagawa Motif in Art and Poetry



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Second only to Cherry Blossoms are Japan's Autumn Colors, called Kōyō (紅葉) "crimson leaves" in Japanese.

The fall leaves may be slightly late in some areas, but they are predicted to be particularly brilliant this year (WeatherNews et al).

Sapporo: Late October (normal)
Sendai: Late November (late)
Niigata: Mid-November (normal)
Tokyo: Late November (normal)
Nagoya: Mid-November (early)
Osaka: Early December (normal)
Kyoto: Late November (early)
Hiroshima: Mid-November (normal)
Takamatsu: Mid-November (normal)
Fukuoka: Late November (normal)


Click on the maps below to interactive fall color maps at their original site.


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tenki.jp Leaf Progress Map
tenki.jp 紅葉情報




http://weathernews.jp/koyo/

Weathernews Leaf Progress Map
Weathernews 紅葉情報マップ
(requires Flash Player)



fall leaves 2016 jorudan

Jorudan Leaf Scenic Spot Map
Jorudan 全国の紅葉スポット



rurubu

Rurubu Leaf Forecast Map:
るるぶ.com 紅葉とれたて便



www.walkerplus.com/koyo/

Walker Plus Fall Leaf Map:
WalkerPlus全国紅葉ガイド



yahoo

Yahoo Leaf Scenic Spot Map:
(requires Adobe Flash Player)
Yahoo 全国の紅葉スポット



http://season.enjoytokyo.jp/kouyou/meisho/


Enjoy Tokyo's Autumn Leaf Famous Places:
* Tokyo: 東京の紅葉
* Tokyo Environs: 神奈川・千葉・埼玉の名所



http://kouyou.nihon-kankou.or.jp/

Japan Tourism Association:
Tokyo Famous Places for Fall leaves:
全国の紅葉名所



www.japan-guide.com

English Guide:
"Japan-Guide.com" Leaf Guide in English



See also Enjoy Tokyo:

Guide to Chrysanthemum spots: 菊花展&菊の名所

Guide to Cosmo Flowers Spots: コスモスの名所

Guide to Autumn Roses: 秋のバラ園ガイド

Guide to Autumn Festivals: 秋祭り特集

Guide to Autumn Events: 季節のおでかけ特集

See also in English:

Japan Times: Japanese festivals and fairs in and around Tokyo

Japan National Tourism Organization: Autumn Leaves & Plum Blossoms

Related Posts on AF's Now & Then

* The Color of Autumn in Japanese Poetry

* Flowers & Festivals Category

* Kimono Autumn (Hitoe) Category and Kimono Calendar: November 2013


Completely Unrelated:

Fashion Trendsetter: SpinExpo Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 Fashion & Color Trends




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