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.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Obon 2015

I don't like summers.
Not so much because of the heat and the sweat.I always seem to lose something - or someone.
Both our parents died in this season. We carried out the proper Japanese Obon ceremonies for our dear mothers here in Fukuoka. Our long-time favorite furry crew member who sailed with us from New Zealand was run over by a car. That was many years ago - in summer.
This year is a different story. With Jaap's new job coming up I will loose my peaceful, worryless dreams at night. And yesterday, right at Obon (August 15th) I stumbled and dropped my second-loved possession: My Nikon D750 and 300mm 2.8f lens... in a muddy lotus pond! 

On Fu Kyo's last day we said farewell to b&b guests from Australia and Japan, had a wild divorce celebration from 11:00am and a quiet hanabi group in the evening.

Goodbye Sunset Cruising

The last BANG

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