Saturday, January 31, 2009

TV serials

I am hooked on television serials.
My husband and my daughter are also...
The title is "DAN DAN"

The story is about twin sisters.
One of them was Maiko in Kyoto, Japan.
And another one was a common high school student in Shimane, Japan.

They lived with different position.
And they didn't know one another's existence.
But one day, they met each other.

And then, they became the popular singers.

Every morning, we watched TV.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rainy day

It comes the first spots of rain in Kobe, Japan.
People don't like to go shopping on rainy day.
Of course our customer also...

So today, I feel longer periods of time in our store.
When is it going to stop raining?

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Are there P.T.A.(Parent-Teacher Association) in your school or your children's school?
I think it is necessary for the good school life. But it is difficult to attend a meeting and the work of P.T.A for the working parents.
Last year
I was a member of P.T.A. in my child's school.
But I could not attend the meeting so much, because my job.
Now this is a really serious problem with fewer children continuing to develop in Japan.
Most of parents have works and most of parents don't want to be a member of P.T.A.
The election for a new member will be soon...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Valentine's day has come soon.
I have children, boy and girls.
Valentaine's day is a special day for my family every year.
My son want to get some chocolates and my daughter want to give a chocolate for her favorite boy.
Especially, it may be serious for my son.
How many chocolate does he have this year?

Monday, January 12, 2009


In my store, many people buy the high-quality matcha in this season.
Because a few days of a new year are the special season for Japanese people.
So people would like to splurge on food or drink.
I'll give some explanation about matcha.
All Matcha may be enjoyed as "thin tea", Usucha. However, only the highest quality teas are suitable for the preparation of "thick tea", Koicha, since these are less astringent than the lower grades.
Koicha is rich, has an intense colour and sweet and aromatic finish.
Please try to drink "Koicha".

Friday, January 9, 2009


Ebessan means Mr.Ebisu in Japan.
Ebisu is the Japanese god of fishermen, good luck, and workingmen, as well as guardian of the health of small children. He is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune(Hichifukujin), and the only one of the seven to originate from Japan.
There are some shrines honors Ebisu in Japan.
One of them, there is near my store.
Ebessan is the god of business.
So we go to the shrine to pray for prosperity in our business in this season every year.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It is the first shrine or Buddhist temple visit of the New Year in Japan.
Of course my family visit the shrine near our house every year.
Many visit on the first, second, or third day of the year as most are off work on those days.
The purpose is to pray for happiness and good health in the coming year.
And many people also draw sacred lots to learn their fortune for the new year.
Lucky me! The fortune said that I'll have excellent luck! I think a lot of good things are coming this new year!!