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People passed other people are not forgotten. Their blood seep into the sky and their memories are eaten.

Asahina Path, with family (husband, black dog and white dog)

This was the training walk and car ride for our new puppy who still suffers motion sickness in the car.
Due to the damage from the typhoon in September 2019, the path was filled with fallen trees. We could managed to reach Kumano shrine, but we would recommend all visitors to wear hiking shoes.
The puppy enjoyed the path, though. 








3 hours: short hiking for my senior sister dog: San-No-To (三の塔、犬のため)

Summary: Hi, people. Please keep a leash on your dog. That's the way in Japan now. My long time running pal, Tomoe the Kishu dog has been depressed for a while, and has been stressed out, because of the introduction of this puppy to our household.
To make her feel better, I decided to have a short hiking trip of only 3 hours solely  for her. Not with the Kishu & Kai mix boy puppy above, since he is too young, and vaccination to prepare for mountain hike has not completed yet. We arrived Yabitsu peak parking lot at 7:00 AM. I could not take photos, but on the way driving up there, the morning sunshine shed between trees is so beautiful and breathtaking.  I thought we should have come over an hour earlier, so that we can see the sunrise in the course instead. The most popular course in Tanzawa "Omote ridge line" is still covered with snow, so crampons are absolutely needed.



The public bathrooms in the beginning of path AND at the top of the San-no-tou are closed becau…

Toh no dake via Yabitsu (solo) + ヤビツ峠~塔の岳 (ソロ)

Summary: I need sunglasses and crampon to climb Tanzawa between Dec to March.

  Even though I visited the same exact mountain in the last week, I wanted to climb up there from the other side my myself. I originally planned to start from the bus stop at Yabitsu peak, but I heard the bus stop was temporarily closed down due to the snow fall last week. So, I decided to get off at the alternative bus stop at Minoge bus stop. It left Hadano station at 7:05 and reached the destination around 7:30ish.
Hadano - Minoge time tableHadano - Yabsitu time table      It took 1 hour extra walk to get to Yabitsu peak using Kashiwagi path. The path is peaceful with natural fountain and old remains of villages. That was good. However, when I reached Yabitsu peak, there was a bus. Geez, the bus line was fine and operating. I should have taken the bus line to Yabitsu bus stop to save my energy for an hour's walk, but well, Kashiwagi path was beautiful and useful connecter between Yabitsu (sparsely ope…

Toh no dake via Baka ridge with dog 塔ノ岳 バカ尾根 with 犬+家族

Even though I am still under my rehabilitation regimen, I was craving for hiking. So I decided to climb up Toh no dake. This is the first attempt of the long hike after my injury.
    I usually prefer Mt. Hiru in Tanzawa, located in the north side of the area, however, since my left arm is not completely recovered yet, I decided to climb more popular and well-managed mountain than rusty Mt. Hiru, so that the risk of tripping over on the route is relatively less, presumably.
    The Ohkura route has steep stairs literary forever to the top of Toh no dake. The route is called Baka-O-Ne (A ridge with simple, stupid stairs) Since this route is quite well-known, well administrated and have huts and bathrooms.
    We left home around 4:45 am, and reached to the 24 hour parking lot nearby the entry point of the hiking trail in Okura around 6:15 am. The parking fee is 800 yen for a day. The parking lot machine only accepts 1000 yen bill and coins.
    It was cloudy on that day, but no ra…

Uncanny valley of sound

Excuse this post lacking of subject, just to avoid search engine.
I am repeating these tweets after 7 years of his death.

I appreciate my husband who put up with my speech in every dinners about my most respected musician for 3 weeks now. #fb — Fujisaki Kickno (@kickno) February 12, 2012

ここ数週間でがくっと体重が落ちたんだけど、筋肉も落ちたみたいで、7mileがちゃんと走れなかった。ともちゃん引っ張る引っ張る; — Fujisaki Kickno (@kickno) February 5, 2012

今日も夜2時くらいに目が覚めて、結局寝に戻れなかった;最近ずっとこのパターン。寝不足で気持ち悪いー。今夜9日ぶりのレッスン、出ないともっとブランク長くなって後で大変なことになるんだよな・・・。 — Fujisaki Kickno (@kickno) February 6, 2012


Since I am an auditory centered person, attending the show (great show!) without him gave me a strong sense of deficiency, cut-off and a lot of flashbacks of my memory. These make me sick.
Since the inheriting guitarist is such a skillfull guy (and, good person), accurately copied phrasing by him created; uncanny vally of sound. Hopefully this is just for me. Hopefully everyone else enjoyed the show.

Don't mistake. They are DOING the RIGHT thing. I sup…