Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. (見たいと思う世界の変化に、あなた自身がなりなさい。) ---- Mahatma Gandhi


Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival 世田谷区たまがわ花火大会

The 36th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival is taking place at Setagaya-kuritsu Futago-Tamagawa Ryokuchi Undohjoh this weekend (August 23rd). This year's theme is "Dream ~ May the flowers of hope bloom in the sky of Setagaya ." For farther information, please visit the website.
今週末8月23日(土)、世田谷区立二子玉川緑地運動場にて、第36回世田谷区たまがわ花火大会が開催されます。今年のテーマは「夢 ~世田谷の空に希望の華を~」です。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。


At National Diet Library 国立国会図書館にて

Melody Rhodes' "The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite" has been available with my translation at National Diet Library (International Library of Children's Literature) in Tokyo. I got such adorable bedbug toys and a sweet card from the publisher. Thank you very much. Hope you can enjoy the book reading aloud with children.

↓For farther info, please click the title. 詳細はタイトルをクリックくださいませ。
The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite かまないベッドバグ


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit エージェント: ライアン

This movie gives us the origins of Jack Ryan. It migh surpass your expectations if you expect an average spy action/thriller. Jack Ryan does not have many action scenes, as he uses more of his intellect than his fists. Still, there are quite a few action scenes that come as a surprise. The exposition parts of the story are at times boring, but when Jack Ryan is doing his mission, it doesn't feel rushed, and it manages to constantly keep you in suspense. Despite following a predictable formula very closely instead of the source material, the movie still works as entertainment.

For farther information, please visit the website.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty LIFE!

The movie is funny, thought provoking, touching at times and startling at others, and entertaining throughout. It strikes an incredible balance between indy/art-house and Hollywood epic. The visuals in this film are particularly fantastic. From the New York offices of LIFE all the way to Iceland. Every scene is perfectly captured and beautiful. The pathos of the main character is well-captured in subtle ways. The acting is superb all around. Ben Stiller(ベン・スティラー)is perfect as Walter Mitty. If you are hoping to see him doing one of his usual humorous roles, you might be disappointed, but if you want to see him capturing the emotions of a man that has a hard time expressing himself, you will love it.

For farther information, please visit the website.


Italian Clothes 70-90%OFF イタリア製 洋服 70-90%OFF

Most bang for your buck in my neighborhood ! August 2nd (Sat) - 3rd (Sun). Italian Clothes: 70-90% OFF ! For farther information, please click the image (flier). Let's get together, fashionable people !
ご近所のお店のお買い得情報です。8月2日(土)~3日(日): イタリア製洋服が70-90% OFF ! 詳細は画像(チラシ)をクリックくださいませ。オシャレさん、集合 ! @アッカドゥエ


Setagaya Summer Festival せたがやふるさと区民まつり

The 37th Setagaya Summer Festival is taking place at JRA Baji park this weekend (August 2nd - 3rd). Let's get our souls and bodies refreshed by lots of enjoyable events and local products, and beat the summer heat. For farther information, please visit the website.