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節分その2!Setsubun 2!

2月3日、節分当日は下鴨神社さんへ行ってきました。
下鴨神社は糺の森の中にあります。
I went to the shimogamo-Shrine on the SETSUBUN (traditional end of winter day).
The shimogamo-Shrine in the forest of TADASU.


龍の絵が描かれた大きな絵馬がありました。
近くで見るとすごい迫力です。
There was the big EMA (votive tablet) which the picture of the dragon was drawn on.
Their force is great!






こちらは本殿の前の舞台。
The stage in front of the main shrine.



鏑矢(大きな音の鳴る矢)を弓で空へ向けて飛ばし、厄災を追い払った後、
裏に鬼の字が書かれた木の的を、舞台から矢で射抜いて割って行きます。

Shinto priesthood shoots the sounding arrow of the sound in the sky
to cleanse away all the evil spirits of the former year.
And Shooter break a board written as an ONI(ogre) to a back with an arrow.
 

そしてその後にお待ちかねの豆まきです!
豆まきシーンの写真が無いのは豆をゲットするのに必死だったから(笑)
この日もあめゆ頑張りました。8つ豆袋をゲット!
でもレアな福もちの入った袋はゲットならず。。。!おもち欲しかったな〜。

The fortune bean scattering ceremony begins next!
I got absorbed to take the fortune bean and was not able to take a photograph.lol
I was able to take eight bags of parched fortune beans.

But I did not get the rare bag which a fortune rice cake was in.
I wanted a fortune rice cake. :(

豆まきが終わった後、神官さん達が祝詞を唱えながら願い事を描いた護摩木をお焚き上げします。
私も護摩木にお願いごとを書いてきました。

After the fortune bean-throwing ceremony was over, Shinto priesthood burn a stick to pray
for which worshipers wrote a wish while advocating a congratulatory address (The Homa ).

I wrote a wish on the stick, too.

 



ものすごい火柱が高々と糺の森に上がります。
なんだか炎が龍の形に見えてしようがなかったですよ。

A big column of flames flared up in the forest of Tadasu.
The column of flames looked like a dragon.

こちらが下賀茂さんでゲットした福豆。やっぱりもうすでに何袋か食べた後(笑)
The parched fortune beans which I got in Shimogamo-Shrine. I have already eaten a little.


昨日と今日の二日間、節分祭たっぷり堪能しました、楽しかったです!
そして今から恵方を向いてまるかぶり寿司を食べま〜す ワーイ♪ ゙∩(〃・ω・〃)∩゙ワーイ♪

I fully thoroughly enjoyed SETSUBUN for two days.
I was fun!

And now...
I turn to the lucky direction and eat a fortune sushi-roll of the setsubun.
I am so happy!

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Setsubun!

2月3日、日本は節分です。
いろんな神社さんで節分祭をやっているので行ってきました!
まずは2日3日と二日間にわたって豆まきをする八坂神社さんへ。

On February 3. Japan is SETSUBUN (traditional end of winter and the day before the beginning of spring).
In many Shinto shrines do traditional SETSUBUN festival.
I went for a festival.

At first I went to Yasaka-Shrine which Bean-Throwing Ceremony for two days on 2nd and 3rd.



まずは本殿前の舞台で舞の奉納です。
It is KAGURA (god-entertainment, the dedication of the dance to God.) on the stage in front of the main shrine.


舞妓さんや芸妓さんも舞を。はぁ〜うっとり。。。
Maiko-san and Geiko-san danced, too.
I was enchanted by their beauty...!



舞の奉納が終わると舞台上から豆まきです。まかれる豆は小袋に数十粒ずつ炒り大豆が入っています。
When the dedication of the dance is over, They scattering fortune beans from the stage.
The fortune beans are dozens of Roasted soybeans in the small sack.

うわあああん、舞妓さんかわいいい!芸妓さんきれいい!
Maiko-san is pretty!  Geiko-san is beautiful!


ものすごい争奪戦の中、あめゆは頑張ってなんと福豆を9つもゲットしました!
In an intense scramble, I got nine parched fortune beans!


↑ゲットした福豆はお友達と家族で分けて食べたので全部写ってないんだけども。
橙色の福豆袋は八坂神社さんの境内で300円で戴ける富くじ(ハズレ無し)付きの福豆です。
あめゆは「黒豆と栗きんとんの生八つ橋」が当たりましたよ!結構うれしい♪

I shared several of the parched fortune beans which got with a friend and families.

The orange parched beans bag is lottery parched beans to be able to buy for 300 yen
in the precincts of Yasaka-Shrine.
I won a traditional Japanese confectionery
"NAMA-YATSUHASHI made with a black soybean and marron paste"!

I am considerably glad ♪


おみくじも引いたんですが、一番が出ました。おお〜産まれて初めてだ!
八雲立つ〜うんちゃらかんちゃらって書いてました。
もちろんおめでたい大吉!
And I did a OMIKUJI (sacred lots = fortunes written on strips of paper).
The number of the sacred lottery which I got was the number 1!
I look number 1 of the Omikuji for the first time.
Of course it is Great blessing! stupid Dai-kichi! :D



あまりに寒かったので帰りにあったか〜い甘酒を飲みました。
斜め横の席では舞台を応援に来ていた舞妓さんたちも甘酒を飲んでいましたよ。
本当に寒かったもんね。あああああ、舞妓さんかわいいい〜ん!

Because I was very cold, I drank warm AMAZAKE(sweet alcoholic drink made from sake lees) on the way.
The maiko-san who came for support on the stage drank AMAZAKE to a chair of the diagonal next to me.
maiko-san is pretty! :)





そして節分本番の3日は下鴨神社の節分祭へ!
And I will go tomorrow to Setsubun of Shimogamo-Shrine.

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Wonka chocolate

It is one of my hobbies to watch an old movie.
The favorite movie which I found recently.

-Singin' in the Rain-
Donald O'Connor is very pretty!
The scene which he and Gene Kelly dance together is the one of best part for me.
オコナーさん、なんという童顔!
かなり華奢なオコナーさんが歌い踊る "Make 'em Laugh" の
狂気をはらんだ砕けっぷりにハラハラします。


-Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory-
I love the scene where Gene Wilder sings "pure imagination".

This is Japanese package Wonka chocolate.↓↓↓

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FBI AGENT

TWIN PEAKS FAN ART

FBI AGENT - Gordon, Cooper, Albert, Sam Stanley, and Chester Desmond.
I love them <3


Why?

I drew slash fan art of Twin Peaks.
chester/albert (!!)

"Why is it Chester?"
This is because I hoped for the person who is gentle to Albert.  ><
I think that they surely investigated some kind of cases together.
Is there a person of the same thought?

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Neko-Nyan

我が家は去年、ねこにゃんをお家にお迎えしました。
地域の動物愛護センターに保護されていた白と灰色の毛の元気一杯の男の子です。
今、お馬さんのようにパカラッパカラッと家中を走り回っています。
好きな場所は、私の頭の上とパソコンのキーボードの上です。
私の頭の上によじ上る時に、爪を立てるのだけは勘弁して欲しいです。
おかげでお家の中でも帽子がかかせません。

the cat of my home.
He came from an animal shelter last year.

He runs around in the house like a horse now.
His favorite place is the top of my head and the keyboard of my PC.
I must put on a hat by all means in a house.





喫茶店。いろりがあった!
Cafe.
There was a hearth.

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osechi

今年のおせち料理です。
せっかく写真撮ったからアップロード。

It is New Year dishes - Osechi of this year.
Time is late, but I upload it because I took a photograph :9





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2011京都紅葉見物のラストスパートです!
It's a last spurt of the Kyoto colored leaves sightseeing of 2011!

こちらは嵐山にあるお茶屋さん。
there is a cafe in Arashiyama.





獅子おどし。水が溜まってカコンって鳴るまでの間がたまりません。
SHISHI-ODOSHI (A lion threat)
Water collects in a bamboo tube and a moment to sound are good.



京都にあるお菓子屋さんです。
It's a confectioner in Kyoto.

うわああああ。かわいい!
OMG! KAWAII~!!





こんなのかわいすぎて食べられないよ!
Because these are too pretty, and I cannot eat!

いつまでもお部屋に飾っておいて、ひからびて結局食べられなくなるという
例のパターンに陥りそうな気がする…!
Probably I display these in the room forever and these dry up and are not eaten.
I can foresee that it becomes the usual pattern that I do … !



うさちゃんがキョドりながら皆でこっち見てる…!!
While rabbits are surprised and look towards me!

この日は酒粕飴とクッキーのセットを買って帰りました。
I bought sake lees candy and the set of the cookie on that day.

このクッキーがまた可愛いんだ。そのうち写真アップします。
飴も甘酒みたいな味でおいしい〜♪
This cookie is very kawaii, too. I upload a photograph soon.
The candy is delicious for taste such as the Amazake, too.


※甘酒=子供が飲んでも大丈夫な、アルコール分がとても低くて暖かくて甘〜いお酒。
甘くて白いトロリとしたお酒の中にお米のつぶつぶが入っています。

※AMAZAKE = Sweet alcoholic drink made from sake lees.
The liquor which alcohol is very low and is warm and sweet. A child can drink, too.
Grains of the rice are in the white thick liquor.

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The night of Kiyomizu-Temple

Japan became very cold.
Because colored leaves are going to end Kiyomizu-Temple soon,
I upload a photograph of late last week
in the night of Kiyomizu-Temple which I visited.



But the most of the night photograph became jet-black
because it was not provided with a night shot function to my iPhone :<

I was not able to copy it into a photograph,
but Kiyomizu-Temple judging from the naked eye was extremely beautiful !!
I love Kyoto !<3

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I ate a pumpkin pie for the first time

Japan has the custom called "OYATSU".
About sweet dessert to eat in the afternoon, It usually eat at 3:00 p.m.

As "OYATSU", I made a pumpkin pie today.

Because I watched the photograph of the pumpkin pie of the Thanksgiving Day
and a lot of recipes from the blog of the people that lived in U.S.A.

There were materials in my house accidentally.
The materials which I used are a pumpkin, wheat flour, butter, egg yolk,
pumpkin-honey, cinnamon, and fresh cream.

I ate a pumpkin pie for the first time, it was delicious!




Though I wanted to use the pumpkin seed for a topping, I used the pine nut as a substitute
because I didn't have it then.
This is crunchy in this and is delicious.

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