御近所さーん. Culture of island.

人とのつながりっていいですね。

 昨晩は住んでる地区で‘いなりこ’って言う、火の神様のお祭りがありました。

 火災安全を願う、地区の親睦会。 

ほとんどがじっちゃん、ばっちゃん、みんな元気でワイワイ。 

こんな集まりが大好きです。 

田舎だから、島だからできる交流会 みんなで話しあって、助け合って、交流する会。 

 ご近所付き合いって 

じっちゃん、ばっちゃんからいろんなことを学ぶ機会。

若者よ!島のために頑張っていくぞ。

 たくさんの笑顔に出会えました。

 Love 

 It is wonderful relation with people. 

 Last evening I attended a social gathering our neighbor call Inariko in Japanese.

 Inari is originally a god of harvests, later worshipped as the guardian deity of an area. 

 One of Shinto god. Japanese original rilegion call "Shinto" I will explain more about Shinto and Buddhism next time.

 Anyway,,, 

 The social gathering of our area in Island, 30 people attended which we wishes fire safety and good year of 2014.

 Almost all the people over 60 years old, only me was over 30 years old.

 I love this special meeting. 

 Our island still exist get along well with one's neighbors and developed neighborly ties. 

 Only countryside of Japan, small island that we can exchange of information and experience in neighbors. 

 I don't want to lost this culture, will take over special culture in future. 

 Please young people be ambitious. 

 Enjoy life

Good day! Always smile! 

From Nagasaki, Ojika island