I took my guests to Otaru City and Yoichi Town.
Beautiful cut glasses are exhibited in the showcase of "Kitaichi Glass" in the former warehouse built with stones.
They were a kind of art inspired with sunshine and the shade.
We bought a very cute glass featured with rabbit on the moon.
It is a pity that Mr. Taketsuru and Rita could not have any biological kids and I could not hear the talk of Scotland-origin people.
Bright sunshine gives the vivid color to the autumnal foliage. Very few tourists were in the distilleries and we could enjoy enough the whisky that got the first prize in the world whisky competition.
To be continued.
I will post the photos of my guests after they arrived in their city for security reason.
From the gate of Hokkaido University on Kita 13-jo street, the bright yellow tunnel can be seen and many citizens and tourists were taking photos on the premises of the university that I graduated.
I think the beauty is the best in recent five years.
Some people were collecting the fruits of the gingko. The taste of autumn may make us fat before the snow fall in December.
Have you started some exercise ?
You might as well find the best way to stay fit even in beautiful season.
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It's a pity that my family from the United States of America has left for the next destination. To be honest, I will be missing them for a while.
Further more, I regret that I could not take them to this place and let them try the most popular ramen noodle flavored with fermented soy-beans paste, ginger and garlic.
The ramen noodle soup for souvenir is available and exhibited on top of the shelf.
Currently, this ramen restaurant group has a branch even in Kyoto City, Yokohama City, Hakata City, Fukuoka City and Chiba City but I have not tried and checked the grade and the skill of the chefs in those restaurant except for the branch in Yokohama City.
I hope my guests find one of them in Kyoto City
The flagship restaurant of the group allures millions of people every year.
I hope my guests check out the Kyoto Branch at http://www.sumireya.com/main/mainshop/index.shtml#kyouto
The URL of the flagship restaurant is
and the address is
If you drank up the soup, you can find the characters of "Kansha" which means "Appreciation" at the bottom of the bowl.
I am not sure how long we can savor the colors of the trees in Hokkaido University but it is peaking on the beauty before white winter.
Many citizens and tourists were taking photos of the trees on the premises of the university.
So far, I can not feel the smell of gingko fruit yet.
The typhoons are away and disappeared.
It is the chance to hit the road and cut out the beautiful scenery with your camera !
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It was a pity that the muscle that I tore in my calf caused me pain but that makes enough time to take photos of beautiful colored foliage and to adjust the imbalance of my body.
The imbalance of the muscle power brings me another problem in the joint or muscle.
Until we can make the body that hits the balance between right side and left. Brisk walking brings no pain and too much burden to the joints of our body.
Just enjoy and walk around the premises of Hokkaido University !
The beauty of autumnal foliage has come down to our neck of the woods !
Please visit Hokkaido University as soon as possible !
The color of the leaves may be more beautiful than last year.
I am back from the eastern part of Hokkaido yesterday after enjoying the reunion with my friends from North America and hot spring bath on the hillside of Mt. Asahi(dake) and at the foot of Mt. Tomuraushi.
I will post the photos after my guests arrived in their home.
Before that, I have to report and recommend you all to visit Hokkaido University in Sapporo City.
It is getting cold even under the sunshine but the colored foliage on the premises are so nice and worthwhile.
Please warm up with your bodies with the beautiful scenery and a fire pot that can be savored with your friends or families !
These sculptures are in the park of Bibai City.
Many sculptures can be seen and they inspire us with their shape and design as well as the harmony they make with the greens of the forest and lawn.
If the kids are on and around this sculpture, they seem like the ants on the chocolate, don't they ?
A white rectangle and a sphere is on the green. This is the work of Mr. Kan Yasuda. They just exist there all the year round.
This park is loved by the citizens of Bibai City.
It is like a palette in the forest with a sculpture that is expected to be colored, isn't it ?
The white sculpture is the monument of the coalmine that was closed.
"The coalmine in Bibai City was closed and the coalmine workers left there. Each of the workers had their own role to earn the breads as well as the delight to contribute to the society and the happy community festival. As the era went by, the people accomplished their mandate and nobody is there in this area. Just the mountain of coal is there and it contains the coal layer inside and talks about the history." said the monument.
Anybody knows about it ?
I would like to know the shape of the sculpture in Seoul.
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This is one of the buildings left in the memorial park of coalmine area.
To be surprised, English descriptions are on the information board as follows;
We are making the guide manual of the former coalmine areas so that some body will be able to explain on what were there before.