Our daily life ( December 2017)

These pictures were taken at the port of Mastukawaura, Soma
on Dec 2.
Rebuilding what was destroyed by the tsunami continues, and commercial fishing has resumed, little by little, as you can see.

A light house keeps watch over a now peaceful ocean.

Fishing boats waiting in turn to head out to sea.

Finally we can buy rock fish like willow flounder, proudly labeled as one of our local products. We are very glad to see them again!

As an extra

The Soma sea gave us this shell as a X’mas present.
Beautiful, isn’t it ?

Our daily life (October 2017)


1. Trees in the  courtyard of the Fukushima Medical University (FMU) confirm   that autumn is here.

2. The Fukushima Inari Shrine Festival is held annually in October over a 3-day weekend.

Twenty-three large lantern-packed floats wind their way through the
city center towards Inari Shrine.

Looking forward to tasting the new rice crop.

Our daily life (August 2017)


Here are several pictures of rice fields and corn stalks, growing very well. Fukushima is also famous for delicious peaches. The fresh, juicy peaches shown on our photos are from Tsukidate town.

Traditional festivals



Waraji Matsuri (The Sandal Festival) is the most famous and energetic traditional festival in Fukushima city. This festival was held on August 4 and 5. If you missed it, join us next year to see the largest straw sandal in Japan proudly paraded through the city center.

You can also see the Waraji Odori (Sandal Dance), featuring a large group of colorful dancers dancing to the reggae-inspired tune of “Heisei Waraji Ondo”.
Later in the night the hip-hop styled “Dancing Soda Night” brings a lot of energy to the festivities.