Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let's go to the railroad Museum if interested in a Japanese railroad!

Do you know the railroad Museum?

The museum shows and stores about the railroad.

The concepts are;

1) To investigate and research by storing an inheritance, document about Japanese and world train service and saving a document about reform of National Railway and JR East systematically.

2) To tell the change of railway system based on the real thing display such as vehicles with backgrounds as the industrial history in each time.

3) To study and learn about a principle and the structure of the railroad and a railway technology of latest (including the future design) by experiencing it while children utilize a model and simulation, a game appliance.

In the Kanto district, the railroad museum in Omiya is famous and popular with children.

Furthermore, the railroad museum opens in Kyoto on April 29.

Monday, July 11, 2016

A traditional Japanese playing card and competition Karuta (playing card)

“Hyakunin Issu” is the Japanese traditional playing card that hundred poets wrote the 31-syllable Japanese poem.

The playing card that Sadaie Fujiwara chose and collected is called as “Ogura Hyakunin Isshu” is the most famous and used widely.

The competition Karuta is a competition to perform in conformity with the rule that association of corporate judicial person all-Japan Karuta established using the hundred poems of a hundred poets.

Today's competition Karuta is performed regardless of sex from a primary schoolchild to an elderly person widely, and is called as "the martial art on the tatami mat" because it is an interpersonal competition last for long time, and is demanded from willpower, the physical strength than general imagination.

A Japanese girls' comic (publishing it serially from 2008) called ”Chihayafuru” which is drawn the youth of the girl devoted to competition Karuta and the TV animated cartoon which assumed it the original, the movie of the photograph taken on a spot have an influence on the fashion of the competition Karuta.

If you are interested in the competition Karuta, please read the comic.

You will be able to know it!.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kumamoto earthquake and active fault

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 (provisional value) to assume Kumamoto, Kumamoto district cause at about 21:26 on April 14, 2016 was generated, and biggest seismic intensity of 7 was observed.

Furthermore, greatest seismic intensity of 7 was observed by this earthquake to assume Kumamoto, Kumamoto district cause in the same way at about 1:25 on April 16 28 hours later. A big aftershock continues, and damage becomes still heavy.

By this earthquake, the topic about the active fault is taken up.

Do you know that there are a lot of active faults in Japan?

For example, there are big active faults in Gifu, Shizuoka, and Kanagawa, a small gap in Tokyo and Hiroshima and others.

The active fault is the dislocation which repeated crustal movement until the extremely near times and will say the dislocation which should be still active in future.

Because an earthquake is generated in the active fault repeatedly in the past, and it is thought that an earthquake will occur in future again, it is thought that the evaluation of the activity of the active fault helps the foresight of the earthquake to produce there as the seismic center.

Foretelling an earthquake should advance.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Beautiful wisteria

Do you know wisteria called “Fuji no hana”?

The flowers of wisteria become in full bloom in various parts of Japan in May from the middle of April.

In wisteria, there are clockwise twining (seeing from the top, clockwise) and two kinds of the oddball.

The vine coils itself around a tree and opens to the up, a crown.

It is a-related plant in a fine day to like the place where the direct rays of the sun shines.

The inflorescence hangs down for a long time and reaches 80cm from 20cm.

The flower is light purple, and the light purple color names come from this.

In the Kanto district, Ashikaga flower park in Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi is recommended.

There are Ofuji having the 600-mat wisteria trellis for 150 years old, a tunnel of Shirafuji of length 80m and, during approximately one month, can enjoy it.

It was praised from CNN in 2014 and seemed to be chosen as one of ten places of destinations of the world dreams alone in Japan.

Do you not come to see fantastic wisteria at Ashikaga flower park in a coming season?