Dog-tooth-violets are blooming on the field. Do they prefer the shade than the daylight ?
In order to protect the the buds of wheat crops on the field from the wild gees that drop by Miyajima-numa Marsh on their way from the south to Siberia, the feeding field was made to allure the wild geese by sprinkling wheat crops on the field near the marsh.
I was stepping on my way of business jaunt to Rishiri Island and Rebun Island for eight days.
I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed for the success of this trip without accidents.
The beautiful konide of Mt. Rishiri Fuji could be seen from the ferry as shown above.
The flowers of Fuki, Giant Butterbur started to bloom on the ground. Soon the leaves of this plant will expand their giant flare.
This flower, stem and leaves are edible but the root is poisonous and even the edible part contains Petasitenine that is not good for liver, so they should be boiled and taken off the scum.
Bamboo shoots also will soon show up in the bush. Even the bamboo shoots should be boiled with the water that was used
to wash up rice in order to take off the scum of the plant.
Please feel and savor the spring after visiting talk-hokkaido at
Wild geese arrived at Miyajima Numa marsh . Normally they are away from the lake to eat the crops and insects on the paddy fields but they came back to the lake in daytime for the first time in this season.
They arrived in the lake 9:30 in the morning and there were approximately 3,000 wild geese at the moment of 10:40. It seemed that they were having a rest when the paddy fields got dry.
As I posted before, "Ajisai" means Hydrangea. It's the name of the well-established Ramen restaurant headquartered in Hakodate City.
In the building of Bic Camera in Sapporo City, it has a branch.
Above is my wife's favorite "Wantan Men" and the right is pilaf flavored and featured by boiled pork called "Charshu".
The white topping is shred leek.
Flavored with salt, the ramen bowl is so nice.
Carbon-hydrate and fat make the human being happy but we have to control the intake of them;)
- After running in Date City Half Marathon, I dropped by Hotel Yumoto Meisuitei in Kitayuzawa Hot Spring Area because it was the part of the marathon tour by shuttle bath as well as the short stop at Nakayama Path on way back from Date City to Sapporo. Beautiful Mt. Youtei called Ezo Fuji which means Mt.Fuji in Hokkaido in Japanese could be seen and this angle is my favorite.
On a certain Sunday, just before sunset, the usual scenery showed me a different countenances.
It may be called "Magic Hour" that allures many photographers.
It would be fine tomorrow !
I was wondering what was the gray object beside my jogging course.
It is the memorial of developing the hybrid wheat.
As shown above, "Wheat genetics entered a fresh phase with SAKAMURA's discovery(1918) that the species might have 14,28 or 42 chromosomes(diploid), and with KIHARA's work on the cytology of hybrids between with different numbers of chromosomes. It is a very small memorial object but the contributions made by two researchers must be huge in the history of agriculture. I think.
In Japan, the old talismans that might finished their mandate should be brought back to the shrine with some gratuity.
I brought a "EMA", a votive picture tablet of horse and a talisman to Hokkaido Shrine.
Would you pray for the peace and happiness of the world your family in the shrine ?
It is with honor to introduce my new colleagues to revitalize the municipalities facing many challenges such as sparsely populated areas, isolated islands and the hidden communities in Hokkaido.
Showing his driver's license as the proof of his birthday, the bistro of half-Italian taste made up this sweet dish and sang "Happy Birthday" for him.
It must be the best start of this team !
The address of the bistro is
イタリアンダイニング グラッツェ JR55店
Italian Dining Grazie
Normally, on the day before the colon check with optical fiber camera in the clinic of general practitioner, I can have only cups of tea and two pieces of bread without butter for breakfast and lunch.
It was curious that what I could have last in my mandate of Sorachi sub-prefectural area was the most appropriate food before the annual colon check and at the same time it was one of the flagship crops in Sorachi s well.
The chef kindly made up the quality buckwheat noodle for me with smile.
It was the time to leave Sorachi but the story of Hokkaido including Sorachi will never stop "till death do us part";)
Gung ho, gung ho !