Saturday, January 3, 2009

gaza war

Gaza war 2008-

ガザ地区
قطاع غزة
רצועת עזה

Ancient Gaza has prospered as a trading city by one of the heartlands
of the trade of the Mediterranean sea coast sea route.

It becomes an Egyptian territory in around 1500 in B.C..
It is occupied by the Arab people in the seventh century. It is recaptured to Islamic movement in 1187 though the crusade is occupied in the 12th century.
Osmanli territory of the 16th century.
Britain occupies it in the first great war. Trust territory in postwar days.

Egypt in the first Middle East war back in 1948 occupies it.
Israel occupies it in the third Middle East war in 1967.
The first intifada in 1987.
Oslo Agreement in 1993 and Israeli troop withdrawal.
The second intifada in 2000.
Israel remove all Jewish settlements, and withdraw all army units from Gaza Strip in
September by August, 2005.

HAMAS is strengthened in June, 2007 and the power seizure and the blockage of Gaza Strip are strengthened.

It is assumed that the tunnel for the cross-border attack was discovered, and Israeli troop invades and bombs to the Gaza Strip central part on the cease-fire agreement November 4 the air raid of Gaza Strip in the rocket attack and Israel to Israel on January 9, 2008 in retaliation of HAMAS and Israel in June, 2008 of complete blockage as for United States

Gaza's savings food stopped the bottom on November 13, and it attached and the ration distribution of the United Nations was stopped.
Hamas refused the cease-fire update in December and it became invalid. It is an air raid of Israeli troop and it is a lot of victims until year end and new year.

The rocket attack of HAMAS might continue, as long as Israel doesn't stop the food blame,and the air raid of Israel continue.

ponytail of shrine maiden

Friday, January 2, 2009

Yukina OHTA



Yukina Ota Champions On Ice in Japan 2007


profiel

Story of Yourou Waterfall(養老の滝の話)










 昔むかし、あるところに貧しい樵がおった。ある日、いつものように山で作業をしていると、何処からか、お酒のにおいがしてきました。そのにおいを、たどっていくと滝があり、その水を飲んでみるとなんと、お酒でした。

樵にはお酒好きな父親がありましたが、これで、毎日でもお酒をあげられるようになりました。父親は大変喜びました。

その話がいつしか奈良の当時の天皇にまで届き『水がお酒に変わったのは息子が親孝行をしたからだ』といたく感激されて、年号を 「養老」にかえられました。実際に717年から723年までを「養老」時代といいます。

天皇はその後、その滝つぼを訪ねられ、身をつけて清められました。そのお酒は若返りの効能があったと伝えられています。今でも美濃の国には養老神社があります。

樵の名は源丞内といったそうです。

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year of Japan



・Many people in Japan visit shrines and temples.
・There are a shrine maiden and a Shinto priest in the Shinto shrine.(hatsumoude 初詣で)

・There is a person who goes to see the sunrise on new year's day, too. (hatsuhinode 初日の出 )






The shrine maiden in the Shinto shrine has worn the hakama.


The shrine maiden in the shrine maiden cafe in Akihabara has worn the miniskirt. (mikosan 巫女さん)



・There is a peculiar dish at the New Year.(ozouni&osechi お雑煮と御節料理)





・There is a peculiar decoration at the New Year. (shougatsukazari正月飾り)





・The mystery man who introduces by himself ”The Mask of New Year ” has appeared in the cartoon before.
(shougatsukamen正月仮面)

He is wishing every day was a New Year.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Toshikoshisoba








There are four seasons in Japan, and the turn is called Setsubun. The day when spring came was called the first day of spring, and there was a custom of eating the buckwheat of purification for a long time on this day. The age had changed, too, when spring came in the old calendar. It is the remaining influences that eats the buckwheat on the New Year's Eve now.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bell at Buddhist temple










It is said the watch-night bell from the night of the New Year's Eve to the new year night in Japan, and rings the bell 108 times.

108 shows the number of man's evil passions. And, to purify it, the bell is rung.

Monday, December 29, 2008

sock and awe の高得点者

1位 Osama you know which one 35 →30秒間に35回命中させてる。あのオッサンだったらやりかねない。生きてればだが。

俺、最高12回。トップとった人のネーミングセンスに拍手!


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window

Sunday, December 28, 2008