Beautiful Battle on the Ice !

by Kazu

It seemed that a variety of physical and mental training must be required to keep this form on the ice and place the stone at the best position. 
The coldness of the ice made it difficult to take best shots of the Canadian beauties fighting on the white stage.
I love the design of uniform worn by Canadian team in Olympic Games and other international games of sports. The arts of the function required and the sophisticated sense crystallized with the color of red and white. 


Canadian National Beauty !

by Kazu

The strongest curling team in Canada at that time showed us their beautiful shot and sweep in Hokkaido Bank Curling Stadium in August of 2016.
This is the first shot of the Canadian Team from Alberta. It seemed that they had put a premium on the physical training as well.
The battle on the ice started so calmly alluring the attention of the audience with the breathtaking form of the shot.


National Team of Canada from Alberta 2 !

by Kazu

It might be so exciting to see the beautiful ladies were scrubbing the surface of the ice in curling games. It was the first time for me to see such scene.
The attires of the Canadian national team from Alberta were so cool with the national color of red and white like that of Japanese rising sun but the block pants gave the chic, stylish,voguish twist.
When I was in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, there was no such cool design of thre curling wear. Red, white and black wear with blonde hair allured the curling fun so much.


The National Team of Canada from Alberta !

 by Kazu

I did not understand enough the rule of curling game at that time, to be honest but I learned so much during this curling games.
 I took care of the Albertan teams that were dispatched for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the friendship affiliation between Hokkaido and Heilongjiang. 
 Alberta Province also has the friendship affiliation with Heilongjiang, so we have the trilateral relationship. It can be said that curling game is the symbol of our relationship.


End of the reception !

by Kazu

The reception was closed with the toast  required by the Consul General of China. The relationship among between Hokkaido, Heilongjiang and Alberta should be maintained and developed so nicely
 and handed down to next generations for the future of each region and the globe.The Lieutenant Governor of Heilongjiang and Hokkaido took photos with the delegation head of Alberta.
"Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic 2016" started the next day of the reception.


Ainu Traditional Dance 3 !

by Kazu

I posted the traditional Ainu males' dance of sword but it is said that Ainu people did not use the sand iron but used iron nails of wooden boxes drafted and reached on the beach.
 So the Ainu swords were not so strong as the Japanese traditional beautiful swords called the Art of iron.
 But the sheaths of the Ainu swords were so artistic that some people collect such kind of sheaths and swords in Hokkaido.


Ainu Traditional Dance 2 !

 by Kazu

On the other hand, "Muckuri" made of a plate of wood and a string creates the sound by the snap of wrist that chugs the string. 
 But the sound created resonates in the mouth of the player as the instrument of Inuit.
Ainu females' traditional dance is like the lion dance of Japanese "Kabuki" play. The dancers move their head and upper body around rotate their hair.