At last, the local summer festival in my neighborhood, northern Yokohama, was held after a three year suspension due to non-other than Covid 19. It was a hot, humid day but I as an organizer of the event was very pleased to see so many people enjoying the festival on the local primary school ground. There were booths for food, drinks and games all operated by locals. The photo on the top left shows a brass band performance by the local junior high school students.
Fireworks at the Minato Mirai area, Yokohama on July 31, 2023
According to the organizer of the event more than 20,000 fireworks were fired in about 25minutes, one of the largest fireworks display along the Bay of Tokyo area. It was a pity that I couldn’t take photos of the event in a proper setting.
Yakusi-ike park, Machida, Metropolitan Tokyo on June 13, 2023.
Colorful irises and girls picking flowers. Hydrangeas welcoming visitors.
I visit Yakushi-ike park throughout the year as it is my favorite place to take photos. It starts with plumb blossoms in February, followed by cherry blossoms in March, purple wisterias in May, hydrangeas and irises in June,
lotus flowers in August, cosmos flowers from September to October and the finale with colorful tinted leaves in autumn.
The Jike countryside, northern Yokohama on June 7, 2023.
It was time for rice planting. Not only farmers were busy but also birds catching small fish.