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2010.09.25

Mr.Bradley Lukies from Australia is staying at Andon around for 3 weeks. He has a huge knowledge of art gallery of Tokyo. I’m also very interested in art and I have lived in Tokyo since I was born, however, his knowledge is much larger than mine…!

Akira Kurosawa is one of the most famous Japanese film editor. Mr Brad told me about Kurosawa’s exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu.
It was absolutely amazing…!! I was overwhelmed by his powerful painting and beautiful colors.
He is the genuine artist!

Thank you so much for giving such a nice information, Mr. Bradley : )

Ryoko

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My vacation in France. 2

2010.09.24

L e  T a r n
I visited Albi after Paris, it’s in Tarn. Albi have been selected as a world heritage, this year.
There is a huge and beautiful church that is made of red bricks. When I get central city, suddenly appeared in front of me and  Inside also amazing.  Wonderful picture with much of blue colored.




La cathédrale Sainte-Cécile



パリの次にタルン県にあるアルビという街を訪れました。
アルビは今年、世界遺産に登録されたばかりです。ますます観光客が増えるのではないでしょうか:)
中心街に入ったくらいで突然目の前に現れたのがセント・セシル教会です。赤レンガで造られた、とても大きくて美しい建物です。 教会の中も目が点になるくらいに綺麗な絵画で装飾されていました。主に青色でとても独創的な印象を受けました。

inside of the church



Musée Toulouse-Lautrec



Luckily, I could visit Toulouse-Lautrec museum.  It was very valuable experience for me. I didn’t know much about him but I’m very interested in his work since I knew him on the TV several months ago.
トゥールーズ・ロートレック博物館にも行きました! とても貴重な体験でした。 ポスター画は見たことはありましたが、彼自身の事については無知でした。数か月前にテレビで彼の事を知り、とても興味がありました。 ラッキーでした:)
 


 

In this town, most houses are made of stones. This town called Puycelsi.
Different from Albi. It also lovely place I really loved it. Very quiet, calm, and make me feel peaceful. And there are some nice souvenir shops on the narrow street. 
ここは、ピュイセルシという小さな町です。ここはアルビと違い殆どが石造りの建物です。 ここもとても素敵な町で気に入りました。
静かで落ち着いて安らかな気持ちになれました。 
そこでしか手に入らないお土産があり、選ぶのが大変でした。

a bakery



ここで人気のパン屋さんにも入りアップルパイの様な美味しいケーキと、手作りの白イチジクのジャムと蜂蜜を買いました。残念ながら結構重いので沢山買えませんが、豊富な品揃えでした。
This is a bakery with a cute cat. I got a home made white fig jam and a honey.
Those are pretty heavy so I couldn’t buy many but thay have many sorts of jams and honeys so it’s took time to choose two. I want to go gack to get some more.

所々お花が飾ってあり、とても可愛かったです。シックな壁の色に綺麗に映えていました。

I saw many flowers on the street. It was pretty and I really loved this tone of colour.


on a street, lovely flowers and stone wall




Puycelsi
the beautiful sky, after the rain
あまりお天気がスッキリしなくもう少し日光が欲しかったのですが、
とてものんびりした一日を過ごせました。帰りには、とても素敵な空模様を見ることが出来幸せでした:)
It wasn’t sunny but I enjoyed calm day and I could relaxed very much. On the way to home it was wonderful and made me happy!!
 
Yuka

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Imperial Palace-MOMAT

2010.09.23

MOMAT
The area around Tokyo Station is a pleasant spot for sight seeing though there are so many office-buildings around…but the large area’s occupied by Imperial Palace and The East Garden, where the various kinds of trees and plants can be found….Of course, I’ve been there few times before but this time was the last memory of my long-journey and life in Japan….So, I want to have a good memory of Tokyo.
I first stoped by MOMAT, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and The MOMAT-Craft Museum, both are not far away and exhibits various kinds of contemporary and modern art of Japan’s artists….each art pieces have represented and captivated  real-time charm and history inside the drawing and lines….After, I enjoyed my pleasant time at the museum, I took a short cut through Imperial Palace East Garden to go to Tokyo Station, I was lucky to capture the beautiful sky scenery which I assumed it’s a good sign for my future……That the light will lead me to the right path of success.
The Imperial Palace East Garden
By Machiko

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Nikko and Kinugawa

2010.09.22

I visit to Kinugawa and Nikko with friends and we went for a drive. It takes about 2 hours by car from my home town to there and good driving corse.
We went to “Funabatei” where is famouse point to eat and chatch river fishes.
We can eat fishes at the old and nice house. There are a lot of antique stuff and great atmosphere!
We can catch the fish at the river. Everything fresh and great nature and view!! We had a really great lunch time at ther!
This is information of this place:
http://www.funabatei.jp/index.html
After lunch we went to “Nikko Edo Wonderland” This amusement park is the culture and the life in Edo period were compiled.
You can meet Samurai, Ninjya and Edo period people.
There are ninja house and it was trick house ;) Also we can see live theater and it was very exsiting and amazing!
I felt like time traveling to Edo period!
You can change clothes and put costume at there! It looks so cool!
Please check this amusement park web page too!
http://www.edowonderland.net/
I’m sure that you have a great time at there!! It is changing leaves color at the mountain and a lot of people visit to Nikko. Nikko Edo Wonderland is one of my recommend to place :)
先週、鬼怒川と日光へドライブに行って来ました。鬼怒川に船場亭という観光やなで有名な場所があり、そこへ行ってきました。
天然鮎を大自然の中で食べることができました。お店も古民家のような感じで、雰囲気もとても良く、川岸へ降りて、直接天然の鮎を掴むこともできたりして、本当に楽しかったです。
捕りたての鮎を目の前で焼いて食べさせてもらい、とてもおいしかったです♪
ランチで満足したあと、日光江戸村へ行ってきました!江戸時代へタイムスリップしたような感覚ですべてが江戸の風景で徹底していてとてもおもしろかったです。
江戸時代の洋服にコスプレもできるようでした。忍者劇は迫力もあって、感激しました。
忍者のからくり屋敷や、いろいろと周るところがあり、最後まで楽しむことができました。
これから紅葉シーズンでたくさんの人が日光へ行くと思いますが、たくさんの観光場所があるので、ぜひ楽しんでください!
Kayo

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Wonderful dinner with Machiko : )

2010.09.19

Machiko has worked for Andon around for one year.
She is going back to Thailand next week so we had dinner with her at a fine Italian restaurant in Asakusa.
As we know from her blog, she has lots of knowledge about variety things such as shops, sweets, food and wine.
She really likes wine so we enjoyed nice Italian dishes with tasty wine by her choice : )
She worked with us only for weekends because she went to a language school on weekdays, however, we always shared in the joy through the job. She seemed to really enjoy helping to our guests using her knowledge about Tokyo.We also really enjoyed working with her every weekend : )
We were chatting and laughing much as we having nice dinner at the restaurant.
After that, we moved to another cafe&bar named Cuzn which the owner of Andon recommended and took us there.I really liked the atmosphere of the shop and we had a nice time as well.
We will miss you, Machiko!
Ryoko

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