Here are some photos taken by Andrea ( when she toured around Matsumoto last September 2014. (•ؔʶ̷ ˡ̲̮ ؔʶ̷)✧

The photograph (on the left) is a beautiful old building which housed a bookstore that has been there for 50 years!

[Short trivia]
Matsumoto (松本) is the second largest city in Nagano Prefecture. It is most famous for Matsumotojo, one of Japan’s most beautiful original castles. The city is also a good base for trips into the Japanese Alps, e.g. to Kamikochi, Norikura or the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. (๑•͈ᴗ•͈)


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"Wolfy" Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, Japan.
Wolf in a motif.

sports car week … what we miss … natural race tracks

start of the 1958 Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand with the 2 Ferrari 250GT’s entered by Ecurie Francorchamps (76 Olivier Gendebien & 72 Willy Mairesse) leading the field

Auvergne is the region of which Clermont-Ferrand is the capital (called prefecture in french)
the Trophée was held from 1958 until 1974, it was to be part of the World Sports Car Championship in ‘62 & ‘63

Team 4 Zenkoku Tour Final Concert in Kanagawa Prefecture Setlist

Kage ana: Okada N.

00. Overture

M01. Heavy Rotation

M02. Te wo Tsunaginagara

M03. Chime wa Love Song

M04. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara

M05. Kimi Dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!

MC 1

M06. Ookami to Pride (Mukaichi, Komiyama)

M07. MARIA (Okada N., Takashima, Kotani)

M08. Kimi no c/w (Kizaki, Iwatate, Kobayashi)

M09. Temodemo no Namida (Katou, Sasaki)

M10. Nage Kissu de uchi otose (Nishino, Shinozaki, Kitazawa, Maeda, Okada A., Sato)

M11. Arashi no Yoru ni wa (Murayama, Mogi, Tsuchiyasu, Okawa)

M12. Dakishimeraretara (Minegishi, Shibuya, Omori)

MC 2 (Had something to do with swimsuits)

Note: M13-16 comprised a Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter Medley

M13. Darui Kanji (Mukaichi, Takashima, Omori, Kitazawa, Okawa, Sato)

M14. Baby! Baby! Baby! (Minegishi, Sasaki, Iwatate, Shinozkai, Kobayashi, Tsuchiyasu)

M15. Kiseki wa Maniawanai (Kizaki, Okada N, Okada A, Mogi, Mitsuki)

M16. Christmas ga Ippai (Nishino, Murayama, Shibuya, Katou, Kotani, Komiyama)

M17. AKB Festival (All members)

M18. Namida no Shōnan (Okada N. Iwatate, Murayama, Omori, Kobayashi)

MC 3 (Minegishi, Tsuchiyasu, Mukaichi, Takashima, Shinozaki)

M19. Me wo Aketa mama no First Kiss

M20. LOVE Shugyou

M21. Everyday Katchuusha

M22. Oogoe Diamond

M23. Iiwake Maybe

M24. Otona e no Michi
(The members gave messages to Yuurin at this time. It was a surprise)

[End of main part]

EN1. Heart no Dasshutsu Game

EN2. Team 4 Oshi!

EN3. Kanagawa48

EN4. Kibouteki Refrain

EN5. Koisuru Fortune Cookie

(End of 1st Encore)

(Yuurin call as planned by the birth committee, and everyone is already crying)

WEN1. Seijun Philosophy

End of concert

First Television Recording! Ogata Haruna [12-21-2014]


Today was recording for TV.

Which program it may be is still a secret, but please look forward to it.

Although it was our first TV recording, we 12ki did our best. o(^^o)(o^^)o


Haga-chan and the mysterious mandarin orange… (lol)

Although I didn’t eat it.


Today, ANGERME’s Nakanishi Kana-san spoke with me. I was very happy.

From the Osakan Prefecture like me, and very kind, we talked a lot. I love her. ( ´艸`)

And now!

Taa daaaaa,

The promised….


Good night.

Let’s meet again~ (*^-^)

(Translated by Mod-T)



Long Term Exposure of Mating Gold Fireflies

Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefectures in Japan and uses long exposure photography to capture some stunning shots of mating gold fireflies.


Dreams in Blue

Each year these blossoming blue fields attract thousands of tourists. Hitachi Park is located in the Ibaraki Prefecture on Honsyu in Japan. It’s a beautiful spectacle during the flowering of the nemophila. Nemophilas are annual flowers. The word is a combination of the Greek words “nemos” (small forest) and “phileo” (love). The Japanese word “hitachi” translates to dawn. Taken together: “small forest love in dawn.” A blue heaven on Earth.

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