Mirabel Oliver











These photos were taken during Sendai City's junior high school baseball tournament in the weekend. It was my first time watching a baseball game. Before the tournament students were hanging up these awesome ghosts called Teru-teru-bozu in the classrooms to ward off rain.
Here is a translation of a very famous Japanese nursery rhyme about them:

Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
Do make tomorrow a sunny day
Like the sky in a dream sometime
If it's sunny I'll give you a golden bell

Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
Do make tomorrow a sunny day
If you make my wish come true
We'll drink lots of sweet rice wine

Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
Do make tomorrow a sunny day
But if the clouds are crying (it's raining)
Then I shall snip your head off

The weekend weather turned out to be a stunner (thanks to these little guys perhaps?) and my school came 1st! Victorious! The flower bed photo was taken from the top of my school. Our groundskeeper is ace!


Mirabel Oliver
Sendai, Japan
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4 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is just gorgeous. I especially love the flowers and the garlands on the street lights.

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  2. how great!! thanks for sharing :)

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  4. i saw these sceneries in japanese movies!! i feel refreshing mood through these pictures.

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