Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


The first snow of this year happened yesterday.

Kijibato (Oriental turtle dove)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Kaibori in progress

They look like tiny seagulls. Where are they from? There are 150+ kinds of birds reported in this park but I haven't seen most of them.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Häagen-Dazs - Mitarashi Walnuts & Kinako Black Sugar Syrup

Mitarashi (sugar + soy sauce glaze) and walnuts

I think I've found the worst flavor

Kinako (roasted soy bean flour + sugar) & black sugar syrup

This is OK. I'm glad I ate Mitarashi & Walnuts first.

Kaibori - Lake draining

Benten Lake

Draining started about two months ago.
Nov 13 2015

Nov 18 2015

Drained water goes into Inokashira lake

Nov 22 2015

Nov 25 2015

Dec 04 2015.
It seems this is the best they can do. Water keeps flowing out of the lake bed no mater how much water they drain.

Inokashira Lake

Now they started draining the main lake again a few days ago.

Jan 10 2016

Jan 10 2016

Jan 12 2016

Jan 12 2016

Jan 12 2016
The lake bed looks much better than the last time. They will do cleanup this coming weekend.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Atsuta shrine

They installed a big screen. It simply doesn't fit.


Green tea is green

The best part of visiting Atsuta shrine

Sunday, January 3, 2016


It used to be about an inch. 9 years later. 3DS LL for scale