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 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...

September 26, 2018

Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon 21) struck the Japanese cities of Kobe, Osaka and my home town Kyoto on Tuesday, 4 September. My parents’ house also suffered a power outage. I was very worried because I could not get in touch with my parents until my mother was able to charge he...

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...

July 27, 2018

Four years have passed since I moved to the Netherlands, but today was the hottest day ever. It's 36 degrees! I am from Kyoto and it is like a burning hell during the summer, it can even cause a heat stroke. Unfortunately, we do not have air conditioning, so I do not f...

June 13, 2018

She visited us twice today. Amazingly, she can also understand English like a Dutch person.

June 10, 2018


After dinner they are playing with the trampolines as usual. Even if it is past 8:15pm, it is so bright. Now, Netherlands has the best season
 

June 5, 2018

The creeping roses of our place is full bloom🤗

June 3, 2018

Today I went to the Trots Market by my friend 's invitation with my sons. We ate lunch at my friend's shop and enjoyed eating after a long while of not dining out. Next year we will be offering original Japanese foods at this market.

The market website is: 
https://live...

May 25, 2018

My son is the number 1 in his class and topped the mathematical test called “W4 Kangoeroe”. W4 Kangoeroe is a nationwide mathematics test based on multiple-choice questions, the idea comes from the Australian Mathematics Competition, introduced in 1978 by Peter O'Hallo...

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