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🍓

August 10, 2018

Last weekend, I joined the AMSTERDAM PRIDE 2018 with my three sons. The event that was held at the Dam Square was the biggest. It had an enjoyable climax. It was a blast! This is what happened during the peak of the Amsterdam Pride 2018. The video was edited by my elde...

July 29, 2018

Today I went to the Sushi Festival in Amsterdam with my whole family. My two older sons joined the Sushi Workshop. It was so popular that there were only two seats left. The registration fee is 20 Euro. In the workshop, the rolling of sushi are taught in two ways -- tr...

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