Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kids perform Kabuki

A kid waits make-up in preparation for a Kabuki performance during a Maruoka Kids Kabuki tenth anniversary plays at indoor stadium, Isobe elementary  school in Fukui prefecture about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan November 20,2010. Pic-Buddhika Weerasinghe/ Street Photo Gallery 844Y 9897.                                                                                                                                                Kids Kabuki in Maruoka tenth anniversary marked two days from November 20 to 21 and they performance most famous Edo period samurai story as known “Chushingura” at Isobe elementary school indoor stadium in Fukui prefecture, Japan.
Fifteen of Japanese elementary and junior school students performed real historical incident, which forty – seven loyal samurai assassination by his junior samurai during the beginning of Edo period in 1701. This story has become famous later in Japan through and turn into a plays, novels movies and kabuki drama.
Kabuki is a popular Japanese musical drama characterized by elaborate costuming and makeup. As well as kids Kabuki program take a place around the country theater in these days.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snow crab catching in the Sea of Japan.

A commercial crab catching fisherman stands in the vessel during a crab capturing in the Sea of Japan. pictures has taken November 18,2010. Pic-Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Picture Gallery.844Y7799.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Daikon from Fukui

A man arranges radish on the huge bamboo frame front of the Agriculture Association in Fukui city about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan November 15, 2010. Agriculture Association of Fukui hold 1400 radish on the bamboo frame to dry that value about 140,000 Yen (1687.80US$). Pic-Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery.844Y6915

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inside the quality of Echizen, Snow Crab

A woman sees the fresh crabs live in sea water tank during a Echizen Crab Festival at Sunset Beach in Mikuni, Fukui prefecture, about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan November 14, 2010. Pic- Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery.844Y6482
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shimenawa, a sacred rope

Farmers and salary workers use the rice straw and make huge size Shimenawa at Misuumi Assembly center in Ikeda, Fukui prefecture about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan November 7,2010. These Shimenawa straw ropes hung above the front entrance of Shrine for show to separate the sacred or pure space from people, usually a Shinto Shrine, hung the Shimenawa and mark the entry into a sacred area.
Every year December they change old Shimenawa and set up new one.
Ikeda city is most country side city in Fukui, which city about 20 farmers and salary workers together use their Sunday holiday for make to Shimenawa for 130 Shrine. They supply Ikeda Shimenawa most of Shirne around the Fukui since 1970. Pic- Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery.844Y6040

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fisermen worried Snow Crab price might be less.

A fisherman who is crab catching  shows most expensive Echizen crab against the backdrop of sunset at Mikuni port in Fukui Prefecture, about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo Japan, November 6, 2010. Pic- Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery. 844Y5600

A fisherman who is crab catching  arranges
most expensive Echizen crab box for selling
crab auction at Mikuni port in Fukui Prefecture,
about 320 kilometers  northwest Tokyo, Japan.
November 6,2010. Pic- Buddhika Weearsinghe /
Street Photo Gallery.844Y5937
 In Japan, Fishermen catching the Echizen Crab who worried this year crab price might be a lesser amount of comparing other years for the reason that country economic and financial crisis. Mikuni Fishing Corporation official said, large size of Echizen crab (snow crab) that weight 1.6 kilogram sold Yen |55,000(USD 676.71) highest price in the last year but that same size Echizen Crab this year sell  Yen 33,400(USD 410.94) during the first day, November 6 Echizen crab auction at fishing market in Mikuni city, Fukui prefecture.
Mikuni port located about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan
Each year Echizen crab catching from November to next year March. Today is a first day of Echizen crab catching on this season and twelve crab catching vessel came to Mikuni port.
Echizen crab is one of most expensive crab and that is big business in Japan. Yellow tag is trade mark of these most expensive crabs which tag even boiling time and serving time can see his big size right hand.
These large size crabs local name is Snow Crabs but that name not much famous as a Echizen crab around the Japan.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

X-mas wedding ceremony

Japanese Tokitaka Yoshizuni, center, and his wife Misato Yoshizuni sees the baby shoe that present received from Santa Claus during a their winter wedding ceremony at AOSSA shopping complex in Fukui city, about 320 kilometers northwest Tokyo, Japan November 5,2010. In Fukui city, first wedding ceremony of that held front of the huge Christmas tree. 
The wedding couple together lights up the Christmas tree that red and green natural colors of Christmas wedding. Then children wear the Christmas costume and performing music and songs. Pic – Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo gallery.844Y4857
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mama-san Volleyball

A Japanese mother blocks the ball during a “mama san” volleyball tournament at Tsuruga sport stadium in Fukui prefecture, about 320 kilometers northwest of Tokyo, Japan November 3,2010. Mama san volleyball is one of most famous games among the Japanese mothers all over the country between the ages 30 to 50 years. Most of them are mothers, housewives and amateur players.
Usually in volleyball, each team has six players but "mama san” volleyball has nine players in each team.
In Japan, Fukui prefecture has held a “Mama-san” volleyball tournament in the Tsuruga sport stadium with seventeen teams attending. Pic-Buddhika Weerasinghe/ Street Photo gallery. 844Y4650
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