Saturday, April 25, 2015

WHIRLING WAVES NEAR AWAJI ISLAND.

        We started from the hotel where we stayed and went to see whirling waves.

                      鳴門海峡へ、渦潮の見物に行きました。

We got on this ship for whirling wave watching.


We can see the waves near this Naruto Long Bridge.

鳴門大橋です。 右半分は徳島県です。

The sea looks very calm.


But there is the difference between The pacific Ocean and The Seto inland Sea.

瀬戸内海と太平洋に高低差があります。

Going to the Naruto Channel we could see the difference of elevation.


The elevation too.


We could see the whirling waves. 渦潮です。


The whirling waves too. 丁度、大潮の時でした。


The hotel rooms where we stayed. A bed room,Tatami mat room
and dining room.

ホテルの部屋です。



With a private open air hot spring bath room.

露天風呂が付いています。

A full course Japanese dinner was served at this dining room.

板前さんがお刺身を作りに来ました。


The sunset started while we were eating the dinner.

食事中に、日没が始まりました。

We stopped the dinner to see the sunset.

食事を中断して、テラスに出て、それを観察しました。




Breakfast was also served in this dining room.


We went to Awaji Dream stages the day before.

前日、淡路夢舞台に行きました。


These stages were designed by Tadao Ando.

安藤 忠雄氏の設計です。


Water Falls.


One of the dream stages.


Thee is a green house near this stage.

近くに奇跡の森の温室があります。

I picked up Japanese style works only as follows.





Wall hanging Bonsai using magnet.

縦型の盆栽です。

Plants using picture.


Plants using picture too.


Floral Bonsai. 雪餅草(ユキモチソウ)の盆栽です。


By macro lens.

 By the way,I want to quote a Chinese poem.

: 年年歳歳花相似歳々年々人不同

Flowers would boom the same way every year,

but people would not remain the same.




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72 comments:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this marvelous series off photographs. Thank you very much for linking with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy weekend :)

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  2. Wow, another gorgeous place to visit.. Love the shots of the waves and ocean.. The hotel is beautiful and the sunset is gorgeous.. Lovely images. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. Dear Minoru,
    Always when I visit you, your pictures of your travels give me joy. I love the sailing ship, the wild sea whirls, the sunset and I like the Japanese design in your hotel room, especially with that open bath room, which I've never seen before!!! Also the wall pictures, with all these little plants, look very interesting...
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful series!

    Have a good time and enjoy a wonderful weekend :)
    Katrin

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  4. What a gorgeous place to visit !!! The waves and ocean look wonderful !! Really, these are so wonderful views !
    Have a nice weekend !

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  5. Those whirling waves are cool. And what a spectacular sunset! I would stop my dinner for that too.

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  6. WOW! nice view out there.. i love the ocean. nice room very big. we always wanted to sleep in tatami.

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  7. A wonderful trip - your accommodations were lovely. That sunset was worth stopping dinner to view! The look of bonsai always intrigues me.

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  8. I like that tall-masted ship. The whirling waves is a fascinating phenomenon. I don't know what the dream stages represent, but they are beautiful. I love that waterfall.

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    1. Dear Pat.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The dream stages mean the facilities only.

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  9. Uma viagem fantástica abrilhantada por este belíssimo por do sol
    Imagens espetaculares... essa mar tão lindooo
    Beijos e um lindo domingo

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  10. Hello Minoru, The ship is beautiful. I love the waves and the sunset. The flower arrangements are very artful. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. This looks amazing, the hot spa tub.... oh my!

    Mollyxxx

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  13. ჱ‿
    Fotografias fantásticas!!! Paisagens lindas, mas o mar é sempre um show!!!

    Bom domingo! Boa semana,
    com tudo de bom!!!
    Beijinhos.
    ჱ╮
    ه°ჱ~

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  14. What a gorgeous place, Minoru.
    It looks like a wonderful place to relax.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  15. Photos Fantáticas friend. The sea is beautiful and the sunset. A good trip.
    Good week.
    a hug.

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  16. I must say that your photos are very awesome and amazing beyond words. Life has been so kind to you to be able to enjoy so much short trip vacations within the country.
    It was so romantic to have dinner while watching the beautiful sunset and later dip into the open air onsen. That's heavens!!

    I love the wall murals and bonsai with tiny real plants!! The Japanese are always creative and innovative.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man. Thank you very very much for your comment. Your comment would inspire me very much.

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  17. The swirling waters are fascinating, I hadn't heard of that. The hotel room looks very luxurious, but what I would like is the hot spring water. I like the dream stages, the first one looks very naturalistic, and the art made with the little flowers. The bonsai Arisaema sikokianums are so adorable, I love the white interiors and striped spathes. I have different Arisaemas I may put on next week.

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    1. Dear Hannah.
      Tank you very much for your comment. I hope your flowers will make your room cool.

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  18. A fascinating series of photos. The swirling waters are intriguing. But my favourite images are of that grand boat, the design near the steps and the waterfall.

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  19. またまた素晴らしい旅行をされてきましたね。渦潮の写真、迫力あります。それと橋の向こうに沈む太陽、とっても素敵。私も来月神戸に4日ほど行きますが、Minoruさまのような旅はなかなか(^_^;) Minoruさまのお写真でよしとしましょう。(^^) ありがとうございました。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
       こんばんは。ありがとうございます。神戸に4日滞在ですか、どんなブログが書かれるのか、楽しみです。 鳴門大橋の右半分は四国の徳島県です。

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  20. Hi Minoru.

    What a terrific hotel! Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  21. What a beautiful series! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  22. So many gorgeous and breathtaking photos you have shared! Enjoy a wonderful week and thank you!

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  23. beautiful ship and how interesting are the whirling waves.

    thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow - what a beautiful place! That hot spring tub looks great and the sunset you captured is magnificent.

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  26. An amazing series! Such a beautiful place! And the sunset ... wonderful!

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  27. 見事な渦潮ですね!
    NHKの番組で見たことがありますよ。^^

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      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。お久さしぶりです。

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  28. What an amazing part of the world. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!

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  29. A great trip indeed. The whirling wave is awesome!
    Other shots are so wonderful to see. Enjoying them all.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2015/04/forceful-water.html

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  30. Interesting whirlpool watching and a spectacular sunset.

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  31. 淡路島を正面に見ながら神戸に育った私としては、淡路島の良さを味わっていただきとてもうれしいです。のんびり楽しめるところですね。明石海峡公園は前ポストにありますが、淡路花桟敷は行かれなかったのですか? 明石海峡大橋は便利ですが、「たこフェリー」の愛称で親しまれていたフェリーが営業中止したのは残念です。泊まられたホテルはいろんな面で最高に素敵。名前を教えていただけますか。でも・・高いんでしょうね。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。神戸には初めて泊まりました、淡路島もとても素敵でした。 淡路花さじきにも最終日に行きましたが、「花とみどりの博覧会」に比べて、あまり良い写真は撮れませんでした。

       淡路島で泊まったホテルは「ホテルニューアワジ、プラザ淡路島」という名前です。
       神戸で泊まった、シェラトンも同じ経営だと、仲居さんが言っていました。

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  32. ありがとうございます。ホームページをみました。いいところですね。近々計画するつもりです。夫との旅行は週刊天気予報をみながら直近予約で行っています。満室の時には、また別の時にトライします。それにしてもいつも素敵なホテル、旅館にご宿泊ですね。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。どういたしまして。楽しい旅になるように願ってます。

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  33. ✿⊱·.
    Ótimo mês de Maio!
    Ótimo fim de semana!
    Beijinhos..·°هჱ
    ❤ه° ·.

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  35. So many beautiful things here - the waves, the flowers - the good life:):)

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  36. ご無沙汰しております。素敵な旅をされましたね。本物の植物と絵の日本的なコラボ作品、印象的です。

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      お久しぶりですね。訪問くださりありがとうございます。 色々大変ですね。 またブログの公開も始まる時が来る事を、願ってます。

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