To relax and have fun in Hoi An by ngythanh (8578)
Koyama (607) 2007-05-18 23:12
Nice photos of evening.
In1950s-60s Japan, folks sit on benches placed outdoors in front of the houses and talked, drunk some beer in the pine leaves smoking under the benches.
All of them had driven out by the "mortorization" and so on.
Do show us your cooking skills.
Not those "gourmet dishes" but your consideration on your "Rice is Life" theme through the food.
The ones that never got home by dragonslayero (3116)
Koyama (607) 2007-05-17 23:08
Odd Jarie san kon nichi wa.
In Japn, there are number of Gods of the sea.
Katori, Kashima, Mishima, Sumiyosi are some of the shrines enshrining the gods of the sea.
The sea gives us everything and take everything from us.
4 ladies... by christian_v (874)
Koyama (607) 2007-05-17 9:47
christian san kon ban wa.
I had some chat with a kimono dealer last evening.
He said his business is very dificult today.
Kimono requested or suitable occasions are scarse.
Among young ladies today, very few can doing things properly wearing kimono.
Most of them can't sit square on tatami no more than 5-10minutes.
Nor walk keeping knees always in touch.
Modern living drove out tatami rooms from our daily life. and so on.
Kimono becoming almost a mere stage costume in today's Japan.
Pink Nation by kinderbook (107)
Koyama (607) 2007-04-07 22:29
Think of teaching architectural history in japanese vocational school to those kids talking and gaming with their keitai phones while I am talking.
I think that japan had been financially collapsing in every 60 years.
WWII turned the eyes of people from the financial difficulties.
Tokugawa shogunate should have been collasped without the westerers coupdetat.
One third of Lord Date's object had starved to death not from the cold summer but because there was no rice which had collected as the "Emergency rice" more than ordinary tax rice, left in Aobajo castle after spent in Yoshiwara for the "official offering" in Yoshiwara.
Lord Tanuma had knocked out after he saved shogunate financial condition by selling tax rice to the Naniwa rice dealers.
Trigger may be Second Kanto Earthquake this time.
I agree with all your POV but one poit.
Yanagisawa is the only one person in this cabinet who really concernig this disasterous financial conditions.
Please refer to my japanese page. and go down to the bottom.
into the poverty of my birthplace /02/ by ngythanh (8578)
Koyama (607) 2007-04-03 4:24
Congraturation for your homage.
And at he same time, a deep cocern about our daily life.
Japan prospers from so called "economical poit of view" though, we cann't live single day without fossile energy.
Japanese rice is almost made of petroleum.
On the contrary, the river water in Viet Nam, a beautiful country, seems heavy.