12 May, 2012

Rhododendro (Tsutsuji)

Rhododendro (Tsutsuji ) at Tokiwa park.

07 April, 2012

Cherry blossom in Tokiwa park.

Cherry blossom in Tokiwa park.

18 March, 2012

Hayabusa-unmanned spacecraft

Replica of Hayabusa
Hayabusa was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid, named 
25143 Itokawa to Earth。

Hayabusa, formerly known as MUSES-C for Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft C, was launched on 9 May 2003 and rendezvoused with Itokawa in mid-September 2005. 

After arriving at Itokawa, Hayabusa studied the asteroid's shape, spin, topography, 
color, composition, density, and history. In November 2005, it landed on the asteroid 
and collected samples in the form of tiny grains of asteroidal material, which were 
returned to Earth aboard the spacecraft on 13 June 2010.

The spacecraft also carried a detachable minilander, MINERVA, but this failed to reach
 the surface.------------http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayabusa

28 February, 2012

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji( 3,776 m, 100 km south-west of Tokyo) from Boeing 787.

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Japan. 
There are roughly 500 Chinese restaurants.

20 February, 2012


Yokohama( Pop. 3.7 million) is one of the major ports in Japan.
Photos are views from Yokohama Landmark Tower ; 
Minato Mirai
                                                              Bay Bridge
                                           Direction:  Chinatown,  baseball field
                                                  Yokohama station
                                                  Direction: New Yokohama station
                                                  Minato Mirai

       Any questions:  keijihagiwara@gmail com

14 February, 2012

Yamaguchi-Ube airport

       ----------------------------------   A view from Boeing 787.

Yamaguchi - Ube airport is located the east side of Ube coast. Just close to city area.
Airport was created by landfill. In 1998, Typhoon attacked. The faciliyies and airfield were flooded. So many cars, which were evacuated, were submerged. Only Ube-Tokyo flights.
8 times/ day. Parking of airport is free of charge !

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, keijihagiwara@gmail.com

25 January, 2012

Snow fall

First snow fall this season. However in the evening, the most dissolved.

20 January, 2012

Camellia sasanqua

The Christmas Camellia (Camellia sasanqua) (or Yuletide) is a species of Camellia 
native to the evergreen coastal forests of southern Japan in Shikoku, Kyūshū and 
many other minor islands as far south as Okinawa( Wikipedia).

Here, the flowers of Sazanka in my clinic.

Any questions: write to keijihagiwara@gmail.com