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Temple of Birth

I visited to temple and shrine today for the first time where my parents wished a safe delivery of me many decades ago.

I'm not sure if other countries have the same custom but Japanese people go to shrines when a child is born.

And I was told that the god blessed my birth would watch me for the lifetime.
So I thanked them today.
They have good atmosphere.(All photos are taken at Arawazu Kannonji in Okayama prefecture)

Kotodama

'Kotodama(Japanese)' can be translated into' Sprite of Language' in English.

Salmon Roe
It means that mystical powers dwell in words and names.

Peanut Butter
If you speak out positive thing, it could be real, and if you speak out negative thing,
it would a trigger.
Tarot
You'll see the mirror at Shinto Shrine sometimes,
which (one of theories) refers 'God lives within you'.

Lamp
When you don't feel great, look at the mirror saying positive things and cheer yourself up.
It's also 'Kotodama', kind of spells.

Statue of the Goddess of Kannon
These things reminds me of some self-development books, many of which are from the US.

It will cultivate your subconscious awareness, which is stronger than consciousness.
In the end, subconscious awareness steer your life not consciousness.

Christmas Lighting at JR Ebisu station
And the fact that things appeared individuals are actually connected each others.
As if water or air.

Winter Park
Traditions from ancient times are …

Middle of autumn

It's already middle of November.
The hottest place now is the park!I went jogging on yesterday morning when the rain stopped,it was wonderful weather today.
My mother sent me the photo and said' The phoenix dropped in our garden'Can you see it?
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.It is Albert Einstein philosophy.
By the way, I'm reading 'Phoenix' which is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka.
It's so called synchronicity.For example, when you think of someone, he/she gets in touch with you.Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. (by Wikipedia)Isn't it romantic??I recommend you to go the park to brush up your sensibility.

Weekend lunches & Odd eye cat

Pizza @ Seirinkan
Interesting building in Nakameguro, which reminds me of some Jiburi works.
Pizza with root beer is funny?
It's rare to see them so I ordered it.








Happy in MejiroThis shop plays Southern all stars music only as the owner is big fan of them.
'Happy' is name after one of their album titles.
I ordered rice omelet without meat and tomato sherbet.

Both tasted great.









Odd eye cat.
I love to see cats on the streets, but there are a little too much in this neighborhood.
I wonder how they spend night especially when it's raining.

Veggie food report

Vemeet cafe & dining
LENTEZZA Organic @ Nakameguro

They appear ordinary cafe in the trendy city Nakameguro.
By chance, I saw the menu on the street when I was talking a walk.
It said 'soy meat' Meat Loaf, Loco Moco,,
Then I got to know that they were vegetarian restaurant.
They don't describe that way though.

I was only an individual customer, all other people were couples at the beginning.
But later, more single ones came in.

I ordered Veggie Meat Meat Loaf.

1,000 JPY for plate, soup and drink

The music was uptempo ambient.

Bar Sea Guardian

@ Yokohama
I've always wanted to come here.
There is a Japanese song singing of this bar.
The song titled 'Love affair' and the band group name is 'Southern all stars'.
I'm a big fan of them, so.

Jewels that you can eat

I can show you the food, Shining, Shimmering, Splendid..
That's fruit.

Grapes and apples were delivered.
I feel that even these aromas could be effective in health and beauty.

Sapporo Beer Museum

You can enjoy beer tasting set for only 500 JPY (5 USD) at Sapporo Beer Museum in Ebisu.
The last time I came here was 7 years ago which is when I moved into Tokyo.
One of my old friends brought me here.
We both were quite new at this big city, very excited also very ignorant.

Whenever I think back, I want to cuddle little myself.

Veggie food report

Simple Modern Macrobiotic @ Jiyugaoka

Many Macrobiotic restaurants are usually stoic type,
but this place is not.
Very fashionable, delicious and reasonable!



Yes, I drink.

I like healthy lifestyle because it helps me to use my abilities to the full as I'm not a supper woman at all.
I need to fulfill energies by eating properly, exercising and sleeping well.
However, I drink, not often though, it's the only way to social with others for me.
I don't eat regular foods or play golf, instead I like individual activities such as reading, jogging, Yoga and so on.

And also, I'm OK type to alcohol and I do like them.
There are three types of reflections to alcohol for Asian people.
One can drink, one can a little and one can't.
There's some genetic mutation while human spread from Africa.
It's been said that it happen around China, so Japanese people are less to enjoy drinking as we are located at the edge.
Interesting, isn't it.

Veggie food report

Deva Deva Cafe @ Kichijoji

I don't miss meat, but hamburger.
Veggie meat burger and fig cake.
It was a little bit too much, but foods are great.
I like their colorful interior, too.
It makes me cheerful.

Beauty Strategy

Since I don't eat meat, I have limited choice when it comes to food.
And Vegetarian is still unfamiliar in Japan.
Thus, I tend to have lots of sweets, carbos and french fries especially when I eat out.

I was considering it was a sacrifice to stand in belief
and always thought vegetarian was a fattening diet.

But I was wrong. I had been too neglected and ignored about nutrition and the fact that foods create my body!

I just read a beauty and health book which written by Erica Angyal who is a nutritionist and consultant to the Japanese miss universe winners.
She recommends having brown foods, nuts and dried fruits and avoid oxidizable products such as white soft sugar, ice cream, snacks and margarine etc.

I can't avoid sugar which already contained in ice cream, cookies, baked cake, etc etc.
But I can reduce them by having alternatives.
So I made a beauty set to bring out with me, which includes high cocoa chocolate, nuts and dried fruit and supplements.
Lovely, isn't it.




It was a pol…

How to pray at Shrine

What is the difference between shrines and temples?
Put simply, shrines represent the gods and temples represent Buddha.










How to pray at Shrine

First, bow deeply twice.
Next, put your hands together and clap twice.
With your hands together, thank the god of the shrine and make wish.
Lastly, bow deeply again.

It's more polite to bow at the gate.
Also it's important to say your name and address in front of Gods so that they could recognize you.
Please remind that the center of the approach is for the god, you'd better to walk besides.
(However this is no a rule, and many Japanese people don't know this.)

Noodle with a lot of seaweeds @ Sugita Nakameguro Tokyo

i phone shots

Lunch @ Ebisu

Honganji(temple)
Bon dancing
A Cat on a tree
A Cat on a roof

Rainbow

It creates conversation