Friday, January 3, 2014

THE SUNRISE ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.

                             We went to Izu peninsula in Shizuoka to stay the New Year's holiday.


The Sunrise started from 6:50 am at Imaihama beach.

今井浜の初日の出です。


Closing up.


Imaihama beach.


Sometimes,small waves.


Japanese wagtail.

セグロセキレイです。

The hotel where we stayed.


An alcove in the room.


Powdered green tea and a Japanese cake were served at first.


Next day,we went to Irozaki beach.

翌日は、石廊崎に行きました。

Irozaki,very beautiful beach.


But,Winds were very strong.


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We watched a new year concert by Wienna Philharmonic orcestra from TV,via satellite realtime relay. The conductor,Daniel Barenboim chose Hemp Palm of Peace as the first waltz music.

I realized why he chose the music that  this year is 100th year after World War Ⅰ.

In Japan,last music in many concerts,the song "Flowers will bloom" would be chosen  after the north eastern Japan grat earthquake.

"Flowers will bloom" was composed to support the sufferes at the earthquake.

I chose English Verson song by Il Divo.

I hope  many people would listen to this song.
 
 














40 comments:

  1. What a fantastic and relaxing New Year you enjoyed with the pretty sights of the ocean and watched the beautiful sunrise! That's heavens to me!

    Happy New Year again to you Minoru-San and family.

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  2. That is just gorgeous! Wishing you a new year full of good things.

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  3. Gorgeous sunrise and lovely waterscapes. I wish you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  5. What a perfect beginning to the New Year, Minoru!
    That sunrise is beautiful.
    I wish you all wonderful things in 2014.

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  6. Beautiful beach photos. Love the crashing waves!

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  7. It is so good to have witnessed the first sunrise of the year.

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  8. こんにちは
    Flowers will bloom、最後まで聴きました。イケメンぞろいのコーラスで、でハーモニーがいいですね。
    今井浜の日の出もきれいですが、石廊崎の荒波と波飛沫がいい写真ですね。今回もセグロセキレイがしっかりと入ってるところは流石です。

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       こんばんは。「花は咲く」を聴いていただきましてありがとうございます。石廊崎は洞窟巡りの船に乗る予定でしたが強風で欠航でしたので、岩にぶつかって砕ける波を必死で撮りました。
       セグロセキレイもだいぶ写しました。大晦日と元旦は穏やかな日でのんびり過ごせました。

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  9. Hello Miniro, Thanks for sharing your post and pretty bird on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  11. Beautiful sunrise and waves shots.Happy New Year!

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  12. Love the 'wagtail' photo and the other gorgeous photos and the simplicity of the hotel ~ Happy 2014 ~ carol, xxx

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  13. Hi Minoru, I love your sunrises and horizons. The sea is beautiful.

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  14. Well, Minoru, you really lulled me with this beautiful, calming post! The sunrise was lovely, the beach so tranquil, the hotel serene, the green tea always a soother, and the incredible colors of that water at Irozaki just beautiful. Then POW, you hit me with that last dramatic shot and woke me back up!! :-) Loved this series! (The song was pretty too!)

    Have a very Happy New Year, may you enjoy many new adventures in yet more beautiful places! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  15. The song is beautiful .... like the sunrise in your picture, it is a symbol of hope and starting fresh for the day and the New Year .. both particularly poignant when thinking about that terrible earthquake. Thank you for sharing the song and for your beautiful post. Happy New Year.

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    1. Dear Sallie.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Reading your saying,I feel very happy.

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  16. beautiful images Minoru… wishing you a very happy New Year:-)

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  17. Minoru Thanks for bringing home the sea is my 2nd passion. The 1st is the Vespa :))
    Beautiful photos and I also enjoyed the music!!!
    Good Sunday and holiday.
    a hug.

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  18. Dear Laura.
    Thank you very much for your comment. I understand your first passion is the Vespa. I feel happy that your second passion is the sea. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  19. Such a wonderful start to the new year! I wish you and yours all the best in 2014.
    Thank you for the link to the song - such beautifully poignant lyrics.

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  20. Your first sunrise looks like my first sunset! :)

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    1. Dear Ileana.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I think so,the sunrise looks your sunset.

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  22. Fantastic pictures!

    8月の末から9月の半ばまで日本に旅行します。どこかお薦めってありますか? 今のところ、四国、何度も行ってますが、京都も捨てがたいですし、滋賀とかを考えてます。 予算に限りがありますので、ほとんどは安いホテルを取る予定なんですけど、3,4泊はいい旅館(温泉のある)に泊まりたいと思ってます。この旅館はぜひというのがあれば、教えてください。お願いします。

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