---  Here are scenes of our life in Japan - 2007  ---

2008 pictures


Christmas Party (Bonen-kai)
in Tokyo American Club - December 07

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Harumi in GTAC Foyer with Mrs. Nurnberger ...........................................xxxxxx.. Enjoyable evening !


Onsen Hotel Trip to QKamura Nasu - November 23

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Alisa in the Inside pool... ..........................................xxxxxx.. .... and in the outdoor pool (rottenburo)

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Papa enyoing the outdoor pool with the splendid view of the .............................................. icicles (zurada)

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Afternoon trip to the "Nasu Animal Kingdom"...........................................xxxxxx.. The entrance

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Shuttle Bus to the "Nasu Animal Kingdom"...........................................xxxxxx.. Petting Zoo - for dogs....

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A man's best friend, ...........................................xxxxxx.. but roundabouts are more fun


Day Trip to Fuji International Flower Garden (Fuji Kokusai Kaen)
with Owl Center - November 18

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Great view to Mount Fuji ...........................................xxxxxx..
Papa with an owl

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Alisa feeding birds... ...........................................xxxxxx..
... and Julian feeding birds

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Kudai feeding a bird.... ...........................................xxxxxx..... and Daigen trying to catch one

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Inside the bird cage...........................................xxxxxx..
Inside the bird cage

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Kudai overwhelmed by hungry birds ...........................................xxxxxx..
... hey, this guy has food !

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Alisa enjoying the birds...........................................xxxxxx..
Julian's special friend

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The outside area with Emus...........................................xxxxxx..
The just were not so hungry

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... but we were !...........................................xxxxxx..
Nothing better than a great Picknick in the fresh air

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Park staff introduces a Japanese hawk...........................................xxxxxx..
Preparations for the flight demonstrations


Evening sunset reflected in Mount Fuji - return home

 


Minami-Yamata - Cho-nai-kai Matsuri - October 2007

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Preparing, in front of the Community house..........Alisa and Shuma ....................................Enjoying the preparations.......................

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The children are actually pulling the musicians' car ! .!....Pull, pull, PUUUUULLLL ....................................On the road again................

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Minami-Yamata shrine.................................Picking up the Gods ....................................Dancing in front of the shrine .............

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The mobile shrine is now loaded...................Alisa pulling the car ....................................One of the dancers scaring the kids ..........

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Dancing in front of a sponsor's house...............................and yet another break with sweets and snacks (and sake for the fathers)

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Moving through the neighbourhood ................Julian's turn to ride the shrine ....................which he very much enjoyed !..........

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Moving through the neighbourhood .................Dancing and singing for another sponsor...........The musicians' car .........................

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Moving through the neighbourhood

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Well done..... ...........................................Alisa riding the shrine, .............................and also this guy (in very excited condition)


Encore-Ski with Kawawa Kindergarten
in Shirakaba Kogen - February 10/11

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Byun-Byun Group (with Kushida-san)....................................................Forest course - having a rest

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The Gondola............................................................The mogul piste

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Alisa with the sledge ............................................................Alisa skiing (with Shimojima-san)

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Julian with the sledge............................................................Julian - having a rest


Harumi assisting her group


Boy Scouts: Visit to "Tom Sawyer Land" - January 28

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Boy Scouts: Orientation Camp in Shinohara-no-sato
(Sagami-ko) - January 20/21

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Beginning of this year,
our 2 parrots Momo and Pucci passed away.
Soon after Pucci disappeared, 2 weeks later Momo followed

Momo
Pucci
Momo Pucci

Boy Scouts: 'Mochi tsuki' in Center Minami - Chuo-koen
(January 15)


Opening - Grand Gathering

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Julian watching as the Mochi is "pounded" in the wood mortar

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Yano-san and Harumi planning logistics in the outdoor kitchen

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Proud participants


... and finally : MOCHI TIME !


Trip to Zoorasia - our local Zoo - January 08

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New Year Card 2007


 

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