||Port of Kobe
at New Year
||Maya Pier #1
11:59 p.m., January 1 (Mon.)
the old year at the Port of Kobe sound whistle to celebrate the New
Year at 10:00 o'clock.
|| Kobe City
|| Flaming cage,
9:21 a.m., January 7 (Sun.)
family recreation spot on holidays. Flamingo cage, located right past
the entrance, is highly popular.
1:15 p.m., January 11 (Thu.)
packed precinct with worshippers and stalls. Microphone picked up
sounds from the nearby sacred lot drawing place.
|| Santika Town,
7:10 p.m., January 29 (Mon.)
mall Santika Town suffered only minor damages despite being close
to the most-badly affected downtown area. Hear the bustle of crowd
in the underground mall.
|| Setubun Festival
|| Nagata Shrine,
1:49 p.m., February 3 (Sat.)
| Sacred act
of driving evil spirits held every year. Several itinerant priests
go on the stage blowing trumpet shells to purify the site on the special
|| Mosaic Garden
|| Mini-jet coaster,
11:29 a.m., February 11 (Sun.)
facility right next to the Mosaic, also provided with terrace and
restaurants with ocean view. Fun spot for kids with many rides, including
a huge Ferris wheel.
6:28 p.m., February 11 (Fri.)
| Spring Festival,
held since 1987, is the Chinese New Year festival. Being suspended
in the year of the earthquake, held for the first time in two years.
Dragon dance to the tune of gongs and drums.
|| Sumaura Ropeway
10:50 a.m., April 14 (Sun.)
| Ropeway links
the Sumaura Park (old battle ground) and Suribachi Mound. Enjoy aerial
stroll while listening to announces.
reconstruction prayer floats
|| 3-chome, Morigo-cho,
1:17 p.m., May 4 (Sat.)
| First ever
parade of all 6 floats of Nada Ward in pray for quick reconstruction
from the earthquake damages.
|| Giant container
ship launching ceremony
|| MHI Kobe Works,
No. 3 Dock
8:54 a.m., May 16 (Thu.)
ceremony of a giant 69,000 DWT container ship, witnessed by large
crowd, including many guests. From preparation stage to the moment
of cutting the rope to let the ship slowly run over the rail in the
midst of deafening sounds of fire crackers.
|| Thunder and
|| Verandah of
8:28 a.m., May 22 (Wed.)
| On hearing
thunders on my way to work, I hurried came home to activate the recorder.
One often happen to pick up sounds of the nature, like thunder, and
no success guaranteed even if one sits and waits ready to record.
|| Mayasan Aotani
3:08 p.m., May 25 (Sat.)
| Rokko Mountain
Range is home to many birds, among which nightingale is the bird of
spring. After several trials, the bird was kind enough to sing right
in front of the microphone.