Omaehama Bridge

This bridge is a moveable drawbridge which connects between the south side of Nishinomiya City and an artificial island called Nishinomiya Hama.The another big bridge is built in parallel, but this bridge is used for pedestrians and bicycles so that they can access between the two sides easily.It is pleasant to go through here by taking a walk or cycling.Nishinomiya Hama has residential areas, var...


Akadou sha (Red body car) Hanshin Railway

The attached raiway vehicle is called Akadou sha (Red body car), a vehicle for express service that runs on the Hanshin Railway's Mukogawa Line.The type of the vehicle was manufactured in 1970 and is scheduled to be out of operation in June of this year.Please ride on the vehicle and enjoy how very cool this vehicle is!...


New Year shrine/temple visit 2021 pt.1

I went to Nishinomiya Shrine and Mondoyakujin etc. for New year shrine/temple visit.Due to the effects of coronavirus infection occurred from last year, there were no stalls in the aisles and the use of Chozuya (place for ritual cleansing of hands and mouth with water when visiting shrine/temple) was banned.The number of worshipers was smaller than usual, and there were no crowding.As usual, I fir...


Koshien Susanoo Shrine

On the other day's holiday, I visited a shrine called "Koshien Susanoo Shrine" adjacent to Hanshin Koshien baseball Stadium located in Nishinomiya.A ring called "chinowa"as shown in the photo was set up in the precincts, and it is said that if you pass through this ring as instructed, you can receive the benefits of disease-free.I wished the vanish of corona virus from the earth and the best healt...


Fresh green and Koinobori (May 2019)

The season of fresh green has come!I walked along Shukugawa river to enjoy the fresh green.As shown in the pictures, there are many "carp shaped streamers"(Koinobori) decorated across the river.It matched very well with fresh green, and was so beautiful!From early May you can see various kinds of "Koinobori" hung up outside houses or building etc. to celebrate Children's day on 5th May.The purpose...