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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...

Retiring Potager Y @ Japan…

Thank you so much for following Potager Y @ Japan. I have decided to concentrate my time and energy to maintaining just one blog (instead of three). As such, future posts related to my gardening activities shall be posted in … Continue reading

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Autumn 2021, early spring 2022 harvests  2021年秋、2022年早春の収穫

Some harvests to share…Was lucky (no wild boar attack) and happy to reap quite a lot of sweet potatoes.サツマイモの収穫。幸運でイノシシにやられなかった。 Yes, they were the purple type… sweet and delicious…紫の種類、甘くてうまかった。 Navel oranges… managed to harvest about 160 of them.ネーブルオレンジ、160個ぐらいの収穫。 Shared them with … Continue reading

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さくらさくら Sakura Sakura

(English follows Japanese) 結構長年、尺八を吹いています。でも、「さくらさくら」という曲は、あまり吹こうとして来なかった。今回、やってみました。もともと、江戸時代の筝曲ですが、作曲者は不詳。ビデオは2か所から撮影された、うちのソメイヨシノです。鳥の声は聞こえますか?録画はそのままで、編集されていませんです。何種類あるのでしょうかね。 Been playing the Shakuhachi for many moons now, but never really have had much of a motivation to play the well known song ‘Sakura Sakura’. Well, finally, here it is. This is a traditional song dating … Continue reading

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大島桜+「どこかで春が」 Oshima sakura + ‘Doko ka de haru ga’

It is raining lightly today and the feeling is good… Early spring in Japan is such a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, even with a little bit of rain… Stayed indoors however, to play the shakuhachi and watch the … Continue reading

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Potager Y @ Japan, what’s growing in December 2020

The year 2020 marks the 13th year of my ‘Potager Y @ Japan’ gardening hobby. Each year, I plant and harvest about 50 types of vegetables and herbs. It has been a very educational yet fulfilling, exciting and beneficial time … Continue reading

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