This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Yanagawa sagemon

Wednesday I took the train to Yanagawa to see the decorations for the Hinamatsuri (doll's festival)
I rented a bicycle at the station and crossed town, stopping at various locations to look at the hina dolls and sagemon decorations. The weather had cleared after a period of heavy overcast and tourists rode the canal boats. I stayed much longer than intended and used all the memory of the scandisc.
 水曜日柳川に列車を持って行った. 駅で自転車を借して あちこち町の中に ぼんぼり、おひな様やさげもんめぐり沢山を見ました. 色わすごかったなのに、写真を撮るわとっても楽しかったです. 福岡に戻ったらお友達と話して、それわ面白くないと言いました...

Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

The full household is much bigger then this, making it too much for one image

The lady is wearing 12 kimono's, all layered on top of each other.

The 100 year old pair at Kitajima's house

Sagemon bonbori and hanging decorations


scenes around town


梅わ咲いていました ジョビタキが 留まって来た


ユリカモメ, Blackheaded Gull    ジョビタキ, Daurian Redstart                  


コサギ, Little Egret

 今日の勉強  借りる = kariru
                                  自転車 =   jitensha


  1. Dear Marijke,

    once again beautiful photo's!

    Love, Hessel

    1. Dankjewel!
      En jij ook, complimenten met je wildbrei rapportage
      Wat een geweldig idee!