Sunday, May 31, 2009


poster of a sunscreen
We, Japanese use many onomatopoeia.

This photo is a poster of a sunscreen.
Slogan of this product is "Sara-Sara Summer".

"Sara-Sara" is a Japanese onomatopoeia.
It express sound something ( water, sand etc ) flowing smoothly.
"Sara-Sara" also means squeaky clean.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Peko-chan in Ginza

peko-chan in ginza
I took the photo above in front of Fujiya building in Ginza, Tokyo.
I think you have already seen her in my article of "Hello Kitty in the parade" on this blog.
Peko-chan is a mascot of Fujiya that is food maker.
Do you know she is 6 years old eternity ?

fujiya building in ginza
Photo above is Fujiya building in ginza.
It stands at a corner of sukiyabashi crossing.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hello Kitty in the Parade

Hello Kitty in the parade
Ginza Yanagi Matsuri ( Ginza Willow Festival ) was held on May 5.
In the photo above, you can see Hello Kitty in the parade.
She caught so much attention from girls.

Hello Kitty in Ginza Yanagi Matsuri
Hello Kitty and Peko-chan By the way, do you know the girl with Hello Kitty?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Coin Internet Service

coin internet service
coin internet serviceI took these photos at a shopping mall in Tokyo railway station.
You can access internet with those machines by paying 100 yen every 10 minutes.
Do you think that it is expensive?
Anyway, it seems convenient for busy businessman.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Samurai Head Piece in Hyakuen Shop

samurai head pieceI took this photo in a hyakuen shop.
Those lovely samurai head pieces are for boy's day.
May 5 is a national holiday as "children's day" in Japan.
but originally that day is boy's day called "tango no sekku".