I Love Sado

Life, festival and experiences in Sado, Niigata, Japan.

Earth Celebration

Earth celebration celebrated today on the bank of Lake Kamo (加茂湖). With children, I also joined in this indigenous celebration. Many children with cheers designed oyster-shells, bottles, two wood boats etc. In the closing children used the boats as the cradle. The children enjoyed the swing in the flow of cold-fresh water-air

August 20th, 2017|

The Samurai Challenge

Classic car rally in Sado as part of 'The Samurai Challenge 2017 ' (12 April – 5 May) of in Japan. The challengers will enjoy the sea sight and green nature of Sado for 3 days. I have been assigned to report this national event with photographs and video. I will write

April 29th, 2017|

Douoshi

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|

কাকি ফল তোলার স্মৃতি

আজ কাকি ফল ( পারসিমন ) তুলতে গিয়েছিলাম এক বন্ধুর সঙ্গে, আরেক বন্ধুর বাগানে ! তবে আজ মাগনা কামলা না - হাফ বেলা কাজ করে ৭০ ডলার পেয়েছি আর  সঙ্গে মজার খাবার । কৃষক বন্ধুর বাগানে অজস্র পারসিমন হয়েছে এবার । ওরা স্বামী-স্ত্রী তুলে শেষ করতে পারছে না, কয়েকদিন গেলেই নষ্ট হয়ে

October 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|