Late summer greetings from still hot and humid Japan, looking for coolness as much as possible.
Here is a quiz for you.
How do you think we arranged these videos?
See the next blog to find the answer!
Blue above the field of cloud.
Blue dividing the sky frm the sea on the horizon.
Blue of the sea side by side with the beach.
Blue on the water.
Blue enjoying the sunshine deep in the sea.
Have much fun as you could with the blues on Gnzo.
My luxurious collection — Sunset, one time event in a day.
Flowers coloring in midsummer night sky.
It’s August. School kids and students are in the middle of summer vacation.
I hear kids talking in a happy voice on the streets and in the parks nearby.
Summer vacation is for visiting grandparents.
Summer vacation is for adventures with friends, like cycling a bit farther than usual.
Summer vacation is for a family trip!
Those who work will have a long vacation soon. Only one week in Japan, though….
Are you gonna idle your time away at home?
Or are you gonna escape the muggy summer flying to somewhere cool?
You cannot miss fireworks and summer festivals on your summer vacation.
Enjoy a lot and share the fun on your summer vacation with others on Gnzo.
Waiting for your videos uploaded!!
The rainy season has finished a few days before in Kanagawa where Gnzo office is located. Now Summer is really here.
Speaking of summer,
I’d like to enjoy the sea! Fireworks! Beer!?
How about your joy in summer?
Share your summer movies on Gnzo. We can withstand the hot summer days watching and enjoying them!
Gion Matsuri – the eve of the festival -
One of the biggest three festivals in Japan is the Gion Matsuri. (FYI: Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka and Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo are other two.)
of a pestilence in 869, when the people prayed to the deity of Gion - jinja Shrine, to rid the land of the pestilence.
The festival lasts for about one month. The highlight is the Yamaboko Float Parade on the 17th. Thirty-two of these floats leave Shijo Karasuma at 9:00 in the morning and travel down Shijo-dori to Kawaramachi-dori, then to Oike-dori. (Reference: Kyoto Prefectural Government Tourism Division web site)
Not only the main festival, but you also enjoy the eve of the festival especially at night. The floats are elegantly decorated with tapestries, and when the lanterns are lighted, the floats are lit up.
You can visit traditional town houses where historical items are exhibited only during the festival period.
You can see a lot of festivals in the summer in Japan.
If you find interesting festivals, please upload their videos on Gnzo.
Kyoto City Tourism Association web site
Gnzo Birds: Java sparrow-
These are the videos of Java sparrow that buncho often uploads on Gnzo.
There is a series of six-second videos as the diary of close observation on Java sparrows from their birth to adulthood.
I’m happy to be familiar with those birds sharing buncho’s album.
You can find the birds by searching with the user name “buncho”.
And, I’d like to tame them myself too!
How do I feel if they’d light on my arm?!
Gnzo Colors: Yellow-
Recently I see more videos with bright colors on Gnzo.
Among them, I picked up “something yellow” today.
It is said that colors have psychological effect on human being. Yellow brightens our feeling. It’s certain.
It is said that yellow produces nervous system excitation, and helps activating our digestive system.
At first, I thought all “something yellow” might be flowers, but unexpectedly there is a variety of them on Gnzo.
They’re yellow trains, foods, a piece of art, and toys!
I can see how colors are used to from the stuffs for personal use to urban landscapes.
I’m gonna collect something else in other colors on Gnzo for the next time.