Continuation of Surprise!!! The Nerd's world!!

We visited in an event called Comic City Fukuoka on Sunday. My wife and me does not like the nerd who is Japanese culture. However, since he liked anime and comics, the wife's daughter escorted. The Comic City was held in the Yahoo! dome of Fukuoka. The Yahoo! dome is a baseball stadium representing Fukuoka. Comic City is a market where 4000 shops sell a coterie magazine known "DOJINSHI". The number of visitors exceeds it far. An admission fee is 900 yen. Registration of costume play is also performed.

We woke up at 7:00 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. to opening of an event. It rained. We rode on the highway and arrived in 1 hour and a half. Rain did not stop at Fukuoka 60 km away from our place. Since it is Sunday, it is heavy-trafficked. We reached the Yahoo Dome and parked the car in the parking lot. Surprise of the first appeared immediately. A car hardly exists in the parking lot there. Because, it is a gathering of people without the custom of riding in a car. They lived in the inconvenient place when we did not have a car, such a spectacle was seen for the first time. Since it lives in the city, a car is unnecessary. There are many people who like a train and a bus. We rose escalator and looked for the entrance gate. He accompanied the roof and we walked around the huge circular building so that it might not get wet to rain. In the building, many persons have already sat down and waited. We can see them over the glass. We were surprised. The roof of the dome-like building was accompanied and people were standing in the long line. We looked at people who stand in a line out of a roof, and I decided to bring an umbrella from a car. While 5 minutes, I brought the umbrella from the car, people's sequence was increasing. It was not less than 200 m from the head of a sequence up to the tail end. although we were unavoidable and the tail end was aimed at, arrive very much -- it does not become precocious. People have stood in a line one after another behind which was the tail end us. I decided to pass a wife and a daughter an umbrella and for him to get wet. Since I wore the coat of the nylon material and the hat was also worn, it seldom got wet. We waited in rain about 20 minutes. The wife was ill-humored. Soon, we were able to pay 900 yen of the price for a ticket, and were able to come in. The thick pamphlet was able to be got. When it entered into the building, there was a stand which curry and ramen noodles sell. We were glad for the side to have had a smoking place. We were able to see many people to the ground which is the hall from the stand entrance. It seems that there are 5000 or more persons. A part of stand seat is opened wide and can sit down. The desk extempore on the mound where baseball should be performed is put in order usually.


Local Shopping Street in Yahata

We went Gion machi Shopping Street in Yahatahigashi, Kitakyushu City Fukuoka Japan today. This photo taken by my wife. We like this shabby chic sign board. This sign board written by Japanese "Bread and Milk". Like this local sad shopping street will became die... We must save and keep like this shopping street from big shopping mall. Big shopping mall also we like but no more Japan made. This street have many Japan original made something. Almost store finished business already in this street. You can find some shabby and antique or vintage view or products or peoples. Almost owner and seller also old people any store. They sale old stock products for reasonable price.


Today's Foto "Euvo Trip"

We went COSTCO Whole Sale the famouse super market in U.S.A for shopping at Hisayama, Fukuoka together our new family. This photo take at near our house. I changed the file size to aspect 9:3 wide screen. This photo eeffected by Picassa 3.


Today's Foto "2nd and 3rd Pray"

Do you know Japanese people have to go 3 shrine for the first pray? We went other 2 Shinto shrine it's our favorite shrine. This photo taken at Tsunashiki Tenman-gu in Shiida. Very nice weed pattern of this Japanese Lantern made by iron. You can see the plum symbol is this shrine's symbol mark. Tenman-gu is a shrine which makes an ancient king and God Sugawara no Michizane. Since it had already been past 12:00, people are hardly, but there are several persons. Temperature was 5 degrees. Clouds were scattered all over the clear sky and the near star looked clear.


Today's Foto "The First Visit"

In the new year, Japanese people goes to Shinto shrine for the first pray. The name is Hatsumode. I and my wife was going to shopping for the cigarette at Donki. And we ate hamburger patti and rice, mashed potato with tomato and cheese and honey maple cake. We forgot about "The First Pray". We changed the direction to the Usa, Oita. Usa city having very famouse shrine the name is Usa Jingu. We have been there last new year. Although this shrine is famous, but people have decreased every year. And the big earthquake happened last year. Therefore, Japan cannot celebrate the new year gaily. And those who believe Shintoism decreased to the Japanese heart. I like the construction design of a shrine, and the writing of the New Year. The store of a light meal is located in a line with an entrance in a big shrine.

This photograph is a bridge built over the entrance of the Usa Shinto shrine from a parking lot. Parking lot needs 400 yen for 1 day. Not needs entrance fee. This shrine have the big pond. You can enjoy give some foods for the carp.