Watanabe Diary

Letters from Auberge-Watanabe

Awashima shrine

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We have a small shrine called Awashima shrine in my neighbor. Tomorrow, there is a festival at the shrine. I went for a walk and looked at the shrine waiting for its specail day.
2015/05/2 | Category : days

May 1st

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Wishing you a great health in May!
2015/05/1 | Category : days

Fresh green

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It's so beautiful looking at fresh green! It's my mom's favorite time of the year.
2015/04/27 | Category : days

Miyajima kokeshi


A big surprise from my favorite cafe "Tamukaima". They brought us an original "Miyajima kokeshi". The kokeshi is an unique shape of hoju (a precious orb). Hoju has been a symbol of happiness and it's been also believed to protect us from evil. The kokeshi is gently handpainted by an local artist. Please bring it home as your beautiful memory of Miyajima!
2015/04/25 | Category : days

Toka(a peach tree) Festival

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Toka festival was held at the Itsukushima shrine and the traditional Japanese court dancing are performed all day. It's been performed since late 12th centry. If you happen to be here in autumn, next chance you can see it will be October 15th. Please enjoy the magical music.
2015/04/15 | Category : days