- Kumano Kodo Trip
- Japanese Festivals
- Japanese Castles
- Stitching Finishes 2022
- Stitching Finishes 2021
- Stitching Finishes 2020
- Finish It in 2019
- Stitching Finishes 2018
- Stitching Finishes 2017
- Stitching Finishes 2016
- Stitching Finishes 2015
- Stitching Finishes 2014
- Stitching Finishes 2013
- Stitching Finishes 2012
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2018 - 2019
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2014 - 2017
- 6 & 6 in 2018
- 17 in 2017
- Take A Stitch Tuesday
- English Paper Piecing Projects
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The pumpkin stitching is done, now I need to finish it into the pumpkin.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Starting March 20th, ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea will increase by up to 500 yen during peak periods such as weekends and holidays. The parks operator claims this is to encourage a more even distribution of guests throughout the year.
Currently, the one day ticket for either park costs 8,200 yen for adults but will increase to 8,700 yen during weekends and holiday periods such as spring vacation. Tickets for junior and senior high school students will go up by 400 yen to 7,300 yen. Tickets for children age 4 to 11 will go up 300 yen to 5,200 yen. Prices for tickets outside of peak periods will remain unchanged for now. The last time ticket prices increased was April 2020. The operator of the parks said it expects a net loss of 51.11 billion yen in the business year through March 2021 due to the coronavirus.
I don't think I will visit Tokyo Disney during any time, so the price increase doesn't affect me. Would a price increase make you attend on a non-holiday weekday instead of the peak increased price time? Do you think Disney park ticket prices are worth the cost?
Monday, December 28, 2020
Year four of the temperature quilt
December 13 - 20
57, 52, 52, 48, 48, 52, 50
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Four temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same:
100 + Brown
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
|Photo from Wikipedia|
There has been little news about the Imperial Family in Japan this year because of the pandemic.
On December 1st, Princess Akiko turned 19 years old. Empress Masako turned 57 on December 9th. The Emperor Emeritis turned 87 on December 23rd. The Empress Emeritis turned 86 in October. (I think the news is avoiding using the word celebrated out of respect for people suffering in the pandemic).
In mid-December, Emperor Naruhito and Emperess Masako remotely visited a factory in central Japan where disabled people work. They also attended the Global Environmental Action International Conference in Tokyo.
Princess Akiko, daughter of the Emperor and Empress is a first year college student at Gakushuin University in Tokyo and is attending classes remotely because of the pandemic. She is studying Japanese literature and taking language classes in English and Spanish. The Emperor, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, and Crown Prince Akishino all graduated from Gakushuin University. Although she is the only child of the Emperor and Empress, she is not in line for the throne. Currently the law says only males can succeed.
Twenty-nine year old Princess Mako, niece of the Emperor, publicly stated again she will go ahead with her postponed marriage to commoner Kei Komuro, although a date has not been set. Their engagement was announced in September of 2017, but for various reasons, including her parents disapproval, the wedding has not yet taken place. When she marries, she will lose her imperial status.
The annual new year event at the Imperial Palace has been canceled for 2021. This is the first time the event has been called off since 1990, the year Emperor Hirohito, grandfather of the current Emperor, died.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Has the year gone by already? What a strange year it has been.
I last posted about my WIP/UFO's here. Here's my latest update. I've taken out the finished projects and added the new ones. In case you are wondering, I did finish a few things - and they can be seen here.