Hi! I'm Aya Aoki, writing this bilingual Aya's Cool Japan Blog to reach out the world to show that there are so many cool things and cultures here in Japan. Go check out the articles to find out more! I'm sure there are plenty of topics you've never thought of!
Hi there! How’s it going? I’m having a day off today and spacing out at the moment. Feeling so good! One of my hubby and my favorite topics to talk is complimenting the beauty of Japan! COOL JAPAN! Or Japan is COOL! We love “praising” Japan. What a lovely country! There are so so many sweet-hearted people! Japanese geeky spirit is so cool that we dig up everything very deeply and find the meanings in every detail and make a way in the specific field. The food is awesome! Some of Japanese speak ill of Japan, but their masochistic mentality is so intelligent that they can speak bad about ourselves! And on and on. Every day, we keep telling one another how wonderful Japan and Japanese are!
Last night, I had a happening and we came to a conclusion of Viva! Japan! once again. I scratched my eye when taking off a contact lense and it seemed bleeding. Actually it wasn’t bleeding but the red scar on my white eye made me frightened. I got panicked and hubby took me to an emergency hospital. The nurses and a woman doctor there were all so kind and capable. I love good-hearted capable ladies a lot. And the medical expense was only about 25 dollars. The medical workers looked like angels. I bought my hubby grape juice as a token of gratitude for taking me to the hospital!
Hubby and I went to have an early summer young leaves driving date yesterday. Bought this Ukiyoe hanky and wooden spoons at a shop, then went to a pottery village. My friend’s husband is a potter, whose family has been doing the pottery business generation after generation nearly 400 years. They have a magnificent Japanese garden and they keep numbers of carp in a pond. Colorful carp swimming in the pond made us feel so soothed. The relations of the light and moss, ecology system in the garden was interesting to know. Huge camphor tree they have is over 300 years old! Wow! I heard that carp is the fish of Japan. Like cherry blossom is the flower of Japan. So very interesting!
I’m interested in art and love visiting art museums and seeing beautiful things. In my spare time, I love seeing art books and imagine this or that. I appreciate this peaceful time a lot. And among all, I love Uliyoe a lot. Though I don’t have any specific knowledge nor background, I just see them as beautiful. Japanese poets about 100 years ago adored France, and they made poems about France. Wanting to go visit so badly, yet France is so far away. And same was true for French Impressionists such as Van Goah and Monet. They dreamed of Japan and wanted to come visit our nation. And many more artists loved and respected Japan also. Ukiyoe made a huge impact for the culture in Europe and America.