About me

Thank you for coming my blog. I live in Japan with my cat. From my childhood, my parents took me to Buddhism temples, Shinto shrines and gardens, because my father’s grandfather had liked to go there with my father as a child, history repeats itself, I’ve visited these places ever since I could remember. Therefore I lived in an old capital city Otsu near Kyoto in my schooldays by good luck, I used to go to see temples and shrines after school very often. Walking along the riverside of Kamo River, I imagined the ancient’s people’s living, and read many historical books or classical novels. At the grad school, I studied Japanese literature, especially classical novel “The Tale of Genji” that was written by a court lady Murasaki-shikibu about 1,000 years ago. I am very happy to introduce the world of Japanese literature, history, garden, nature, architecture by the pictures of those historical place and setting of books in this blog. If you have something questions about Japan or this blog, leave a comment or send me E-mail. Finally, I’m afraid of my poor English disturbing your reading. I think I have to improve my language skill to write a blog in English. Please tell me if you cannot understand the sentence. Thanks.


67 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Thanki you for finding me. I am going to love delving into your blog and learning about your culture (and looking at your beautiful photographs):)

    • Welcome to my blog! My cat’s name is “Myau-kun”, but sometimes our family calls him “Myau-taro”. (Taro is a classical boy’s name.) At night, he always jumps up my desk to try to disturb the PC. He is a naughty sweet boy!

  2. PS Your cat looks very contented – what is he called?

  3. selah said:

    thank you very much for following my blog The Dappled Path.. your cat is lovely 🙂

  4. What a wonderful blog you have! I am enjoying it very much. I only know Japan as taught in history books. Thank you for making it “real”. You have beautiful photographs… I look forward to reading and learning more. And, lastly, your English is just fine 😉

    • Thank you for your comment. After the gigantic earthquake and nuclear accident in 2011, I hoped to leave behind the things which I loved by the internet. Now I’m very glad you come to see my pictures. Thanks!

  5. Very good and beautiful is your blog. In my country there are many children of Japanese who arrived after the war, are all very loved and respected here, I even work in a company with lots of Japanese. Thanks for visiting my blog also

    • Thank you for coming to my blog. I heard there are a lot of immigrant from Japan in your country or other area in South America. Now are kids Sansei (3rd generation of immigration) or Yonsei (4th generation)? I watched a TV program that 1st or 2nd generation of immigrant cried when they saw the figure of Mt. Fuji (Japan’s highest mountain) on the video. I felt deep sympathy for them, and thanked for that countries people who helped immigrants.

  6. にゃんにゃんさん、

    • コメントありがとうございます。やっぱり日本語だとすぐに返事が書けるのですが、日々のポストの英語には苦労しています。

  7. Your blog’s just great. I’m glad you’ve decided to follow mine!

    All The Best


  8. See my most recent post on atasteofmorning.com Because I enjoy your blog so much, I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award.

  9. You have awards Myau Myau, should you choose to accept them. Please see my most recent blog post.

  10. Hi Myau: I have nominated you for both the One Lovely Blog Award and the Kreativ Blogger Award – see details here: http://strassenfotojournal.com/2012/06/19/various-blogger-awards
    Greetings, Cornelia

  11. I love Japan very much!!!!
    Thank You very much because thanks to You Japan is so near to me and real!!
    I enjoy Your Blog!

    Best regards,
    Arlen Shahverdyan

    Yerevan, Armenia

  12. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.

  13. Myau Myau San – Ohaiya Gozaimasu. It is discovering blogs like yours that fill my life with incredible joy. I drink my morning coffee at my desk, but I have traveled to Japan. I am there, following you through your life. Myau-Kun is a beautiful cat. He looks like our cat Basil. Basil lived for 20 glorious years. My daughter lived in Tokyo. I was thrilled to spend time there. Virginia

    • Konnichiwa! Thank you for visiting this blog. I’m so happy that you enjoy my blog and Japan’s pictures. Tokyo is a metropolis with a lot of entertainments, sightseeing, restaurants and shops, and business, so I hope your daughter had spent good life. Well, I told Myau-kun that you praised him. He seemed to be glad. Thanks!

      • Ohaija Gozaimasu. Please give Myau-kum a good scratch behind his beautiful ears and perhaps a tummy rub for good measure.
        My daughter completely embraced Japan. She went to school five days a week to study the language, and had a sensei to help her learn the customs, manners and more language at home. By the time she left Japan she could read, write and speak Japanese fluently. She also studied the ancient art of ink painting, making her own ink from charcoal and so on. Virginia

        • Hi, today is very hot that Myau-kun is sleeping on the entrance tiles. Cats know the best place in the house, entrance is the most wonderful in my home tonight. How wonderful your daughter is! Amazing!

  14. interesting blog…i will be following you…

  15. I nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! If you want to accept you can write a post following the rules similar to what I did on my blog (or google the name of the award and see what others have done). But you don’t have to if you don’t want to – it’s just a fun way to spotlight blogs that we like 🙂

  16. teodesson said:

    I love Japan very much. Love the scenery, cultures, people, history, and anime =) Never read Tale of Genji, but I’m a reader of Eiji Yoshikawa’s works and Haruki Murakami’s

    • Thank you for coming by. I’m very happy to hear you love my country and cultures. I love Eiji Yoshikawa, his “Musashi” or “Heike” is very popular and many works were dramatized.

  17. Hi! I have just nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award


    I would be honoured if you accept!

    Best regards, Arlen

  18. I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.http://wealthymatters.com/2012/08/18/the-versatile-blogger-award/#more-3462.I would be very happy if you would accept.Here are the rules http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/

    • I’m so sorry to delay answering, because your comment mingled with many spam. I’m glad for the nomination of award. Thank you.

  19. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am happy to find your writing and pictures, they’re wonderful. I will enjoy reading more.

  20. Hello from New York. I can understand your English. I am trying to learn Japanese 🙂

    • I feel relief you can understand my English. As for me, this English blog is tough challenge but good lesson to use English. あなたも日本語の勉強、がんばってね!

  21. Thank you for following my blog. I like your cat, he’s beautiful and don’t worry about your English, it’s just fine, and I can read it 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, and I’m very happy you like my cat Myaukun. Now he is coming my room to see what I do. He has curiosity.

  22. your cat is indeed beautiful…!!!

  23. Hi Myau Myau,

    I am a guy who like Japan very much and your photos are like bringing me to Japan without having to travel. I really like your photos very much. Thus, I would like to nominate you for this lovely blog award. If you are interested, you can see the rules here.


  24. hey, i would like to connect with you on facebook….pls provide me ur facebook profile link…:) or you can directly send me request on https://www.facebook.com/iharshitchauhan

  25. I don’t know how to express my happiness when I found your blog ^ – ^ I ‘ve loved Japanese culture much since I was a little child – thanks to anime and manga ( I even dreamed of having my own Hina Ningyo :)) that’s why your avatar brought me straight here ^ ^ Thanks for sharing all of these to us !

    • I’m glad you find and visit my blog & interests Japan. My avatar’s photo is my Hinaningyo’s doll. I love Japanese dolls, and I’ll post them.

  26. Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Illuminating Blogger Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!


  27. simonsundarajkeun said:

    Hi, You have an awesome blog and I enjoy your photography along with your postings. You are very talented, please keep at it. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  28. Hey there! I really like reading your blog, and I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award! Click the link to take a look!


  29. All blog sites radiate the energies of their creator. Some radiate youth. Some humor. Some music and poetry. Few, however, shine like yours. Keep shining, kiddo!

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