Do you know Tachibana Akemi?

↑↑Akemi (left) and his daughter(right)


Tachibana Akemi (橘 曙覧) was born in 1812 in Fukui City, Fukui prefecture, Japan.  He was a poet and a scholar of classical Japanese. In my opinion, the characteristics of his poems are simplicity and honesty. One hundred and fifty years have passed since his death.

Among his poems, Solitary Pleasures(独楽吟) is very popular. There are 52 verses in Solitary Pleasures, and all of them are about the pleasures he felt. read more

I watched a Japan Self Defense Forces parade in Fukui for the first time.


Today I watched a parade by the Self Defense Forces in Fukui prefecture. It was held on Phoenix Street in Fukui City. Since it was sunny, people  enjoyed watching the parade. I knew that the parade is held every year. However, I’ve never been to watch it.

I thought that the audience would be small, but there were a lot of people at the venue. I couldn’t find a place to watch because of the large number of people. Finally, I was able to find a good place to watch. read more

The Fukui soccer team won the 2018 National Sports Festival


Today I went to Mikuni, Fukui Prefecture, to watch the final soccer game of the National Sports Festival, which is the biggest annual sports event in Japan. This year’s festival was held in Fukui Prefecture for the first time in 50 years.

In the male soccer section, the Fukui team got through to the final. Fukui would face Tokyo. read more

Do you know the Miracle Lake in Fukui Prefecture, Japan?

Lake Suigetsu
This is Lake Suigetsu.

Today I went to the Fukui Varve Museum, which just opened this September in Wakasa, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. My mother and I had talked about it and I’d wanted to go there.

Varves are striped layers at different depths in lakes. Remains of plankton and mud fall and accumulate, and they become varves. Light and dark patterns make pairs and represent one year. read more

I went to Summit park to see Mikata Goko (Mikata Five Lakes)with my brother.

This is Mikata Goko.(source: Fukui Photo Gallery)

(source: Fukui Photo Gallery)


Today I went to Mikata Goko with my brother. It was cloudy.

Mikata Goko is an area consisting of five lakes. Among the five lakes, Lake Suigetsu is the most internationally renowned. I’ll write the reasons why in my next post(The Miracle Lake in Fukui Prefecture,Japan). read more

Fukui Cinema: Fukui’s first theater

Fukui Cinema
↑↑ This is Fukui Cinema.

Today I went to Fukui Cinema, a movie theater in Fukui City, Fukui prefecture, Japan. I’d heard that Fukui Cinema was going to close on September 10th, so I went there one last time.

The first Fukui Cinema was a theater built in 1919 as Fukui’s first movie theater. Fukui Cinema has a roughly 100-year history. There are big theaters in shopping malls, and you can watch movies online, so the number of people coming to Fukui Cinema has been decreasing. read more

Fukui Station: a major hub of Fukui prefecture

Fukui Station


Today I went to Fukui Station, which is a major hub of Fukui prefecture, Japan. About 10,000 people use the station every day.

It has two convenience stores and some souvenir shops and gift shops. It’s mid-sized rather than big, but I like it. I did some research on the local population of foreigners, counting how many I saw in 10 minutes. I only saw two. read more

A soccer game with the Saurcos Fukui Football Club in Mikuni

the Saurcos Fukui Football Club

Today I went to Mikuni to watch a soccer game with Saurocos Fukui. This was my first time seeing a game of Saurcos Fukui. Saurcos Fukui is an amateur team, but they’re trying to get into the J League, which is a professional league.

I got on the tram at 9:16.

I got on an Echizen Railway train at 9:48. This railway is unique and well known because there are attendants on the train. They sell tickets, provide information about tourist spots and help elderly people get on and off the train. read more

I went to 2018The 13th Echizen City Summer Festival with my nieces.


Today, I went to Takefu , Fukui prefecture, with my nieces and their mother to watch some fireworks.(The 13th Echizen City Summer Festival)

One of the nieces is in high school and the other is in university. At five o’clock in the evening, they all came to my place and we went to Takefu together in their car. read more