My Japan living, stories and experiences

জাপানী পণ‍্য কিনে হও ধণ‍্য!

ফুলের সৌরভ নিন, গোলাপফুল মার্কায় সিরাজ ভাইকে ভোট দিন!   গোলাপ দিয়ে পারফিউম হয় জেনেছি, টুথ পেষ্ট হয় তা জানা ছিল না! 'রোজি মিন্ট' নামে টুথপেষ্ট গত সপ্তাহে আমাদের বাসায় নতুন অতিথি হয়ে এসেছে।   পারফিউমের আঠায় ও গন্ধে মুখ ভরে যায় কিনা - প্রথম প্রথম এ ভয়ে ব‍্যবহার করতে চাইনি। পরে,

June 28th, 2017|


I joined Douoshi ( 胴押し) of this year. Douoshi is a tradition of purification which has been practicing in Tsukihuse of Sado since 1700. In the night of 3th January, each year local people gathered in the shrine. Generally the persons who are 25 and 42 years in age join in Shaking.

January 5th, 2016|

Ryutaro san, a young farmer and photographer.

Ryutaro san, a young farmer, and photographer. He born in main city but now lives in nature-town Hamochi. Academically he is an environmental scientist, however he became farmer and photographer. Whereas the young migrates to city and embracing punk culture and junk food, he is doing opposite to that.. He cultivates rice

November 9th, 2015|

Tokuwa Matsuri

As like as other JapaneseTokuwa Matsuri (festival) has also spiritual and social aspects liked with Okura Jinja, Tokuwa, Sado. As the common practices of Japanese festival, in Kopuwa Matsuri also ‘Mikoshi’ ( Portable Shrine) has been used. ‘Oni Daiko’ ( demon dance) also performed but different in style. I have captured in video

September 15th, 2015|

Eyes of Takashi Amano

Takashi Amano (天野尚 1954-1915) is one of my favorite Japanese photographers. I was impressed to read his great book ‘Sado – To Pristine Forest from Bottom of Sea’ and ‘Beautiful Niigata’. His great photography has inspired me to be a ‘geological photographer’. Last 5 August he has passed way suddenly. I was

September 14th, 2015|


Tanabata (七夕) is a Japanese star festival. It is known as a Japanese Valentine day as well. The festival generally has been celebrated on the 07 July of every year. It is a popular culture and widely celebrated in the school in Japan. The Milky Way has separated the common story, lover

July 7th, 2015|


Tsuburosashi ( つぶろさし ) is an unique dance with beat of Zenidaiko ( 銭太鼓 , Money Tambour/ Zeni Coins), the ancient instrument. it is a popular culture and performing art in Sado since 16th century, particularly in Hamochi (佐渡島, 日本, セックスダンス). I was surprised to see this excellent performance in Hamochi festival

June 28th, 2015|