Friday, August 26, 2022



    Summer heat and moisture make our body and mind exhausted. Monzen-ichi is the vegetable market run by local farmers every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning. Yesterday, I found a bouquet of sunflower and cockscomb for 250 yen. It attracted me and I brought them home. I put them in the vase and placed them in an alcove in the guest room. Both the sunflower which looked so energetic and red cockscombs became a nice accent of the room. I got a lot of energy from the sunflower. The Marimba concert is coming up in September and I am having much anxiety and problems to solve such as having a certain number of audience members, protection from the summer heat, etc. However, it seemed that these flowers encouraged me a lot.