Sunday, June 17, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
・Light rain…Parapara (パラパラ)
・Heavy rain…Zâ zâ (ザーザー)
2, Sound of a clock
3, Sound of knock
4, Sound of thunder
5, Sound of splash
Now, south Japan is having rainy season which called 梅雨(Tsuyu). This month is a little depressing but here is cute children song using sounds of rain which has been sung from old time.
“Ame Ame Fure Fure Kahsanga Janomede Omukai Ureshiina
Pichi Pichi Chapu Chapu Lan Lan Lan”
Rain more, I am happy that mom comes to me with Janome (an old Japanese traditional umbrella). Pichi Pichi Chapu Chapu (sounds of stepping puddle) Lan Lan Lan (shows happy feeling).
Saturday, June 02, 2007
What do you think these lined wooden buildings are? They look old-fashioned but elegance in the air, don’t they? These charming buildings are called Sankyo Souko(山居倉庫) which is warehouse established in 1893 in Sakata city, Yamagata prefecture to keep tons of rice.
Sankyo warehouse was built as attached warehouse of Sakata rice exchange place, and still used as agricultural warehouse now. The roofs of 12 buildings are dual structures, besides they prevent moisture so that not rice goes damp.
These massive keyaki trees have fresh green leaves in summer and they work on rice also to prevent rice from strong sunshine and wind.
This displayed boat was used to carry rice that were planted and harvested in
Sadly, the weather was not good when I visited there, so these photos look not nice. However, it is really clean and refreshing place especially in summer. There are some places inside warehouse that you can learn more about Sankyo Souko history, and souvenir stores. It openes from 9 am to 6 pm for free.