Sunday, January 18, 2015

一日の画像 - Picture of the Day: Koyasan Taiko

Seen Here: Koyasan Taiko performs their first performance of the year at the annual New Years gathering at the Los Angeles Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Years Greetings

You know it's just not New Years around here without an appearance by the reigning Heisei Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko marking this 27th year of their reign on the Chrysanthemum Throne. Some 81,000 visitors flocked to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to see the Emperor and the Imperial Family make their annual New Years appearance from their balcony to the throngs of visiting well wishers. We at American Mishima wish them a Happy New Years and long may they continue to reign.

2015: A New Year with New Hope

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! Welcome to our 7th year of our American Mishima blog and to the Year of the Ram! As we have done for the last several years we spent ours in Little Tokyo starting with the Hatsumoude New Years Service at the Los Angeles Koyasan Buddhist Temple where it was packed to capacity. This year we could not take as many photos but we can tell you there were plenty of kimono, Taiko, and many great Japanese dishes offered in and around Japanese Plaza and Weller Court. The feeling on our part is cautiously optimistic. We hope this year we sell more books and find a real publisher. We also hope bring in more work, an addition to our family, and that our little girl Mia can finally walk & talk without assistance. All these fortunes and happiness we wish for the New Year of the Ram. We hope that you the reader will please continue to support this blog and our books. May you all enjoy the many blessings and your wishes for this new year to come!