Oct 25, 2013

SAITAMA Criterium by Le Tour de France

SAITAMA Criterium by Le Tour de France,
world's first criterium race in the name of Le Tour de France,
will be held October 26, 2013.

And a tour of the cyclists visited the Omiya Bonsai Museum
on the day before the race.



Mr. Marcel Kittel trying to be as dignified as bonsai.




Mr. Rui Costa intrigued by bonsai.

Oct 21, 2013

The 6th "Saitama Komachi" vote on the web

Ms. SAKAGUCHI Aya (坂口彩),
one of the actors and producers of a Japanese short film,
usual colors is one of the finalists of
the 6th Saitama Komachi (さいたま小町, Saitama Beauty).

Saitama Komachi is a promotion personality of
the tourism and industry of Saitama city.

The PR video of Ms. SAKAGUCHI:




Another finalist is Ms. OTSUKA Mioko (大塚美緒子).

When she was a highschool student,
she belonged to a broadcasting club.

And she made a presentation about Kyuka-en
at a competition to receive the governor's award of
Saitama prefecture.

The PR video of Ms. OTSUKA.




You can vote only once, so make a careful choice.

Click to open the web vote system:
http://www.ex-ad.co.jp/miss/miss.html

Click to enlarge the image to know how to vote:

Oct 14, 2013

"Alice's Bonsai"

Toyoko Shimada - Alice's Bonsai, 2010 [detail]
Toyoko SHIMADA - Alice's Bonsai, 2010.

A modern interpretation of tokonoma display.
No need for watering.

I can't find a profile of the artist,
but her works are surely radiant.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/toyokoshimada/

Oct 1, 2013