April 19, 2019

The organizer of the Houjicha Ceremony is Marie-Thérèse. I met her at last year's IDP Amsterdam, organized by Shinji Kasema and Andreas Woehle. She has been practicing Medical Shiatsu Therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu® and Yoga from 1995 to the present. She is familiar with KOB...

March 31, 2019

My eldest son came home from a school trip to Spain.🇪🇸
He brought back a pack of marzipan.
Eating just one piece is enough for me. It soooo sweet!


 

March 9, 2019

Tomorrow marks the eighth year of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Eight years have already passed since the biggest tsunami hit Tōhoku. Victims still have difficulty restoring and reconstructing their lives after the incident. As we continue our life in the Netherland...

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...

January 5, 2019

A storm of fireworks always heralds the beginning of the year in the Netherlands. For the past five years, our family has been celebrating the New Year in the Netherlands, but this year was the first time that my sons participated in lighting fireworks with the rest of...

December 30, 2018

Thanks to you, I was able to spend a simple but meaningful Christmas with my whole family. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too! I am spending my time relaxing at home, although I have not gone out because we need to fulfill so many housekeeping duties. I hope tha...

December 24, 2018

Today at Christmas Eve, my whole family watched "Bohemian Rhapsody". My sons and I already watched this movie a month ago and we became devoted Queen's fans. To tell the truth, I was a school refusing child in junior high school, I was addicted to the music of Queen fl...

December 23, 2018

Being a mother, it's difficult because there may be some troubles with our kids. It's been hard for me. There are instances that I feel lonely especially because my husband is working far from us. Now, I am ecstatic because my husband will go back to Netherlands. We're...

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...

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