Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer in Japan

We have arrived in Japan on Thursday. It's been super hot here. The temperature goes up to about 97°F everyday. We are staying at my Father's house and we got an air conditioner broken in the kitchen and living room. A new one is coming on Saturday. But fortunately we have individual air conditioning system each room. It is very common in Japan. The family members are gathering in my dad's bedroom or our bedroom. That is not very convenient but sort of fun. I think it is going to be a good memory for everyone. The top picture is taken at Chicago O'hare airport. There is a tunnel connecting two concourses which has colorful illuminations. Nina loves going through this tunnel. She calls it "the rainbow trail".

At Grandpa's home, playing in a little pool with the cousin Momo.

We love Japanese white peaches! They are big, so sweet and juicy.

The girls wearing "Yukata". Yukata is a kind of Kimono for Summer time which is made of cotton. People hold "Bon Odori (Dance)" events everywhere. Please read this article about Obon. Sorry, but it is just too much for me to explain it in Japanese.

This is the park we had Bon dance festival. It is decorated with a lot of lanterns and there is a stage where kids play Taiko (Big drums) for dance.

People dance around the stage.

We went to the little amusement park yesterday. I hate riding roller coasters but this little dolphin water coaster was just barely endurable.

The girls ate Japanese kids meals for lunch at a family restaurant. Nina got an American flag on her rice.

How was your weekend? I hope you all have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. Hiromi, it looks like you are having a good time and eating lots of good food in Japan! I miss Japan so much!