jeudi 25 janvier 2007

暑い/ 寒い

Most of the people from our age are living in a very small places (between 25 and 45 (max. and is a luxery) square m..
The place from my friends is a Japanese wooden house. They choose for space instead to have airco in all the rooms and 1000 gadgets. Indeed it's very dry in the winter (+cold) and humid in the summer, but I like their place very much.

Japanese people like to have fresh spaces.
Feel more than free to help open all the windows for the morning or/and evening kendo practice.
Don't be sad, because you will have: the electrical hot carpet, hot toilet and other special stuff at home.
In the public transport you will also find electrical hot places where you can take some arrest
when you're on your way to the office or other place (s) for more than 1h30..

I'm starting to enjoy to take hot baths once a day. Like you know (or maybe not)
you first take a shower and after take a hot bath.
She's thrue Maki: the shower just refresh outside the body, but the bath warms up all the body inside.
You can use the same water for some days; you only have to prepare the temperature you wish...

samedi 20 janvier 2007

miercoles embarque para Kamakura

Miercoles nos levantamos a las 4 de la manana para ir a Noma doyjo.
Solo tener en la mente la oportunidad de volver a este sitio magico
te despierta immediatamente.
La pratica fue intensiva, anque el cuerpo aun no esta recuperado de
la operacion. El tiempo es bastante frio. Es un frio que te muerde hasta
los huesos.

De nuevo no coji la via mas facil para el cuerpo, pero pruebe de tenerlo
en cuenta.

Miercols quede con Maki en Ofuna para ir a su casa. Me alegro de ver
a estos amigos que tuve oportnidad de conocer gracias a mi mejor

Pd: Inne un fuerte abrazo desde Kamakura de parte de los 3 y la gata "China".

jeudi 18 janvier 2007

Kashiwa- Shibamata

10 hours passed very quickly to arrive at Narita.
I'm very lucky a friend of mine pick my up at Narita and it's like to be back to my second home;)
I don't have the feeling that 2 years passed from the first time I was in Japan; anyway feels good to be here.
The place were I stayed for some days is not so far from Kashiwa station.
This station is +/- 30 min from Ueno staion.
A lot of students are living around this area.
The weather is dry and sunny, but samui desu!

Monday meeting point at Ueno with other kendo friends to practice together at Geidai university.
You can not imagine how great it is to see them back!
We practice hard and cross the swords with new ones..

Thuesday starts some sightseeing at Shibamata (kawai).
Walking through old Japan to find
the Taishakuten temple (
The god "Taishakuten"could be compare like Zeus in Greek mythology.
I make some prayers and stand on the stairs of the temple; just enjoying the sun and
the people: taking off their shoes, just ready to pray together.
Soredewa ikimasu ka? Tjotto matte Hiromi san..

This area is well known by Japanese people from the soap «Otoko-wa-Tsurai-yo».
The (48) Tora-san movies were directed in this area and show us the life atmoshere of 1950..
We had some nice lunch at Kawichiya ( and for tea time we enjoyed some "Kusa dango (Yomogi herbs with sweet beans).