today, Sarah again will be a driver
we'll go to Kawazu, Shimoda, the souther part of Izu
photos were taken two weeks ago
in Nirayama, Izu, there's a community called "Jike"
means, temple houses, as its name tell, in the community
so many temples
they say in 10 C, Hojo Masako; a wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo;
the founder of Kamakura Shogunate (1192-1199)
ordered to construct many temples here
while Nirayama was ruled by Hojo clan
last year Sarah came here, one of the temple in Nirayama
too to take photos of lotus flowers
but too late and she doesn't learn anything
so this year again. . . too late!!!
ah, why Sarah will be a driver? her father wants to
visit the family grave, and it locate there
you know it's summer vacation period
many people are visiting Izu now... roads must be jummed!
a bit mysterious story. . .
some days ago, Sarah was visitng a training place
for a competitor for the WorldSkills, his coach said
"he lost his father when he was a little one,
so now the business is operated by his mother, and
he really want to be a good craftsman to succeed
his family business"
then suddenly a big Chinese windmill (butterfly) came in
and was flying around over him for a while
really Sarah thought his father's spirit came with the butterfly
and then while having lunch he told;
"my father has gone long time ago, so my mother will
come to Abu Dhabi to support me at the competition!"
then we went back, and when he started his practice
again the butterfly came and fluttered around above him
for a while. . . and gone
(ah, the photos are not that one, but
Swallowtails in Mishima!)
and two more days then Mishima will have some ten thousands
the festival will start on 15th!
so all communities are so busy with final practice of
festival music now!!
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