Funny Message

There was a funny spot commercial for an English school 20 years ago. Two men were standing in an elevator. One was an old white foreigner looked as if he was a professor as there was something strange about him. The other was a younger Japanese man, a popular actor. The younger man said, “Mr. Brown, bananas are sticking of your ears.” But Mr. Brown didn’t notice his comment. He said it again but this time he wispered, “Mr. Brown…” I love it.



The Museum of Ethnology

It’s a curious place. You are surrounded by a lot of masks. there are those that came from Africa, Oceania, Asia, and all over the world. There are some that are laughing and some that are trying to scare you. I suppose that those are ones that want to tell you something.




I recognize that I am not a fine artist,but I like drawing pictures. I prefer using crayons to draw. I like to draw, mixing a lot of colors together. The time that I use in concentraion help calms me even when I am under the wether.



History Drama

I watch the same drama every Sunday night. It’s a history drama of Japan 400 years ago. The story is good and the actors are wonderful. I especially enjoy their clothes. They are vivid and different from the traditional style as you can imagine. I think the Japanese style of clothing has changed since the Edo period when trading was foidden with foreign countries. I prefer the style of clothing 400 years ago.




Buddhism is a religion that is difficult to define what it is even among the Japanese. I’ve been to a lot of Buddhist ceremonies, but I can hardly understand the meaning of the Buddhist bible. I always feel bored while the priest sings Okyoes. If I were able to understand their lylics, I can enjoy  the time that I have with them and be able to sing along together with them.



Beautiful Airplane

A Japanese company restored an old airplane. Its name is Hien. It is a Japanese Army combat aircraft that has a eatiful slim shape body. They displayed it at the Kobe Port Terminal. They were a lot of people at the booth. They saw  it eagerly and took some photos of it. I was satisfied to see the details of the precious airplane as it reminded me of the similar strange feeling that I once had when I saw a beautiful Japanes sword.



At The Restaurant

My wife went to her parent’ house again last Thursday. My daughter and I cooked supper on Thursday. We went out for dinner Frighday night. We went to the old Japanese style diner that I’ve been to before with my classmates in my English class. My daughter seemed like she had a lot of fun. I was surprised that she was friendly talking with other people there.




A Japanese scientist got the Novel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year. His research was about recycling cellular components. A lot of components, for example, protein, are changing and being made into new ones constantly every day. How ingenious is the activity of the cells in the human body. There are other amazing works that takes place in the making of protein. One of those is the work of chaperone. I’m very interested in it. I hope those who are reserching it can get the Nobel Prize some day.



Chores With My Daughter

My wife went to her parents’ house in Hiroshima. My daughter and I did the homework together for a couple of days. At first, we didn’t know how to divide our roles. She  complaned about everything I did. But gradually, we could do well with each other. She cooked for dinner and I did the dishes. She cleand the bath room and I tidied up the laundry. After the rain comes fair weather.



Dental Floss

Federal goverment acknowledged that daily flossing is ineffective in preventing cavities and gum disease. They said that the scientific evidence was poor. The announcement caused a lot of response. An American blogger got angry with the federal goverment, as flossing has been recommended since 1979. Japanese dentists are confused too, as to whether it is true or not. But recommendations for health are changing. The new study paper about the usefullness of flossing might show us an opposite result.