This one is my 700th post.
I started this English blog in August two years ago.
I finished posting all the places I went to since I started taking digital pictures.
I was planning to post again if I go somewhere.
But, in an interesting coincidence, the upload space reached zero.
So when I am going to post more I may start new blog or upgrade.
I will let you know here.
Anyway thank you very much for visiting my blog and for all the likes.
I will keep visiting peoples blogs.
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The other day I went to Hakata Yokamon Hiroba.
It is located on 11th floor of the Fukuoka prefectural government bulding.
They introduce traditional crafts in Fukuoka.
That time Omuta city was featured.
That city is the birth place of Karuta which means card games.
A cafe is there and the place has a good view.
I think it is still pretty unknown.
Yesterday was Uminohi.
It is the day of the ocean.
It was a holiday in Japan.
I swam in the ocean in front of my house.
Now these cute purple flowers are blooming outside my house on the shore in Fukuoka Japan.
Their name is Hamago (Vitex rotundifolia).
I think the leaves are cute, too.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival time came again this year.
Though I also posted about this last year.
It will be held from July 1st to 15th in Fukuoka.
This year is the first time since it was registered as a Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It has continued for 776 years.
14 decorated Yamakasa are located at different places in Fukuoka city.
This one is in front of Hakata station.
Every Yamagasa has a front and back side.
And on July 15th the mobile Yamakasa move around Hakata.
And I went to Tofukuji temple in Kyoto.
It is famous for Autumn leaves.
Those are very beautiful.
It has 25 sub temples.
Tentokuin, which I posted yesterday, is one of them.
You can go there from Tofukuji station of the Keihan or JR train.
If you are in Japan in autumn, it is good to visit there.
Though it will be crowded with tourists.
Tentokuin in Kyoto is famous for its Platycodon grandiflorum flowers.
The garden is opened to the public only when they are blooming.
This year (2017) it is from June 25 to July 10.
Today I visited there.
It was little bit early.
The maccha tea and a sweet which is shaped like the Platycodon grandiflorum were both good.