11月定休日のお知らせ/November Hours





November Hours:

We will be closed from Monday, November 5th to Thursday, November 8th, for a Fall holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Friday, November 9th.


Lovely Autumn Weather🌞







Today was a lovely, sunny –but not too hot– day!💜  Last weekend marked the autumnal equinox, and the start of my favorite season, Fall.  I hope there are many more beautiful Fall days ahead.🌞


Jennifer です😊


Last Monday, I attended a Tanabata Matsuri (festival) for the first time.  The festival is held in Daitō, a district in Unnan city, every August 6th.  Of course, I enjoyed wearing yukata👘!

Although Tanabata is officially observed on the 7th of July, Tanabata festivals are held throughout Japan in July or August.  You can read more about Tanabata and its history, here.  In Daitō, each neighborhood makes a float, and these, along with lanterns and bamboo branches decorated with ornaments and wishes, are paraded down a street lined with summer festival booths to the sound of traditional drums, flutes and cymbals.  There was also a stage for live performances, and to top off the night, a fireworks display over the river!  It was truly spectacular, and I look forward to attending next year!


島根県立美術館・Shimane Art Museum

Jenniferです 🙂




On July 9th, the very last day, I finally went to the Shimane Art Museum to see the Evangelion exhibit!!  Not only were there some amazing original animation cells, but also 3D models, concept art and video displays to illustrate the 3D CG animation process.  It was very interesting, and really makes you appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating animated films.

エヴァンゲリオン展は終りましたが島根県立美術館は色々企画展およびコレクション展ありますので皆様是非足を運んでみて下さい! 🌟

Although the Evangelion exhibit is over, there is always a special exhibit to see, and the standing collection is also outstanding!  I highly recommend it!!🌟

BOOKs of the MONTH


In honor of Father’s Day later this month, I’m featuring all four books in the Darth Vader™ series by Jeffrey Brown: Darth Vader and SonVader’s Little PrincessGood Night Darth Vader, and Darth Vader and Friends

第1「ダース・ヴェイダーとルーク(4才)」、 第2「ダース・ヴェイダーとプリンセス・レイア」、第3「おやすみなさいダース・ヴェイダー」と第4「ダース・ヴェイダーと仲間たち」。


The series shows the joys and trials of fatherhood as experienced by one of the world’s most iconic villains and is delightfully illustrated.♥


Please enjoy looking at June’s books while having your hair colored or permed!

もし良かったらパーマやカラーの待ち時間に是非読んでみて下さい。 🙂

花回廊・Flower Park

Jennifer です😊


Recently, I went to the Tottori Flower Park.  Although the part of the park with tulips had already finished blooming, there was a tulip festival going on so the entrance to the park was full of beautiful tulips arranged in colorful boxes.♥


It was a warm, sunny day, and I enjoyed walking all through the different flower zones, but you can also view them from a covered tunnel that encircles the park, including stunning views from above!

There are plenty of flowers that will bloom in the coming months, but  the flower park has flowers and natural beauty year round!

Happy May Day🌷

Jenniferです 🙂


Today is my favorite day of the year, May 1st!!


May is a gorgeous month, full of warm, sunny days, and blooming flowers !


Of course, my hosta from five years ago has returned again and continues to flourish.😊

5月は町で散歩しながら花を見るのも楽しいですね。上と下の写真には松江市のキレイな藤の花💜  皆さん「空騒ぎ」のようにお出かけしましょ!

I like to go “a-Maying” which I imagine is like this scene from Much Ado About Nothing.  While “a-Maying” in my neighborhood I came across the beautiful wisteria pictured in the photos above and below!

ゴールデンウィークのお知らせ/Golden Week Hours

ゴールデンウィーク営業日のお知らせ「Golden Week Hours」:



During Golden Week, we will be open on Sunday, April 29th and Wednesday, May 2nd to Saturday, May 5th.


4月30(月)と 5月1(火)はお休みさせて頂きます。

We will be closed on Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st.


Regular hours will resume on Sunday, May 6th.

さくら祭り:木次町🌸Blossoms in Kisuki



Last week, Mr. K and I went to the cherry blossom festival held annually in the rural city of Unnan.  We had a picnic in the Kisuki area, which has a “cherry blossom tunnel,” as well as views of trees in the surrounding hillsides.


Last year we also went to the festival, but we were too early and the trees had only just started to bloom.  This year our timing was perfect: a sunny day and trees in full bloom!  It was truly spectacular!!🌸


I wonder where I’ll see next year’s cherry blossoms?