June 1, 2020

I took the train for the first time after the Intelligent Lockdown was implemented and walked through the city of Amsterdam.
I met an acquaintance by chance, but we did not hug.

May 7, 2020


May 5, 2020



Thank you all for your messages of concern. We are all fine!
In the Netherlands, the "intelligent lockdown" that started on March 16 is being ca...

July 3, 2019

I received the "Overseas Election Certification" from the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands. I'm relieved.

June 2, 2019

Kyoto's early summer feature "Kyoto Takigi-noh: noh theater performed at night by a fire." is on its 70th year of being held annually on June 1 and 2 in the grounds of Heian Shrine. With a background of the greenery of the Higashiyama mountains and the vermilion color...

January 23, 2019

Today is the anniversary of the founder of our alma mater Jō Niijima(新島 襄). His tombstone was Kaishu Katsu(勝 海舟)'s writing. Yoshikuni Katsu(勝 芳邦), who was a director of my foundation NPO corporation; and the one who made the articles of incorporation, is Kaishu Katsu's...

January 17, 2019

Three years ago today, with the full cooperation of two of my close friends, Dutch Rob van den Broek and Japanese Yoshikuni Katsu, we launched an ongoing art project called One Sky One World. This was the first of which today in 2016, the project launched on the day of...

December 6, 2018

Last November 25, my second son and I were invited by Paul, to the Niiname Sai (新嘗祭) which he organized. Together, we gave thanks for the bountiful harvest from the previous year and prayed for fruitfulness in the coming year. We offered sake (神酒) to the gods and ate a...

November 24, 2018

When I am in the Netherlands, sometimes I feel like eating Japanese specialties. My husband brought home here in Netherlands my favorite from Matsuyama city in Ehime prefecture.
Thanks to the band activities with Mr. Norihiko Hashida, I had the opportunity to travel ar...

September 11, 2018

I went to the Japanese embassy to pick up a kimono rack to exhibit Mr. Hiroya Fujii’s kimono and some confectionery plates. They shall be used for the next International Day of Peace Amsterdam. Since I have no car, I had no choice but to ride a train because the displa...

August 15, 2018

My son picks some grapes🍇and strawberries🍓

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