|| Rokko Mountain
Range in rainy season
of Nunobiki Reservoir,
2:11 p.m., June 8 (Sat.)
and songs of wild birds, and fairly heavy rain. I wonder whether sounds
alone can recreate the whole scene.
|| Training ship
Kaio-maru clearing the port
|| Shinko No.
1:49 p.m., June 11 (Tue.)
| About to sail
for Seattle with Mercantile Marine University students. Students say
good-bye from atop masts to other students and families standing on
the berth. Three whistles express regret at parting. A typical sound
scene of the port.
|| Singing frog
in limpid stream
|| Upstream of
5:09 a.m., July 7 (Sun.)
| Singing frog,
according to a dictionary "green frog family; lives in shallows of
clear valley waters, with dark-green back, male sings charmingly."
Nowadays hard to hear its song unless very deep in the hearts of a
mountain probably due to scarcity of limpid streams.
Reconstruct! Kobe Parade
2:36 p.m., July 20 (Sat.)
|The 26th Kobe
Festival, held for the first time in two years after an interruption
due to the earthquake. Music bands parading through the Motomachi
Fireworks and Music Festival
7:47 p.m., July 28 (Sun.)
of Kobe Festival, apart from main events. Fireworks from the Suma
Ward Festival on the Suma Beach.
with "bell-ring" insects
8:08 a.m., June 10 (Sat.)
bell-ring insects recorded helped by the coffee shop owner couple
with eight years of experience raising these insects. Maybe bit noisy
as the coffee shop is on a bus route.
Strait Bridge on inauguration
10:25 a.m., September 18 (Wed.)
were joined on this day after 8 years and 4 months since the work
had started in 1988. Sound of the waves washing the beach front at
the time when the first crossing ceremony was held after tightening
||Orix wins Pacific
Green Stadium Kobe
4:14 p.m., September 23 (Mon.)
|Orix Blue Wave,
just one more win the pro-baseball league championship. The moment
mighty outfielder Ichiro made a clean hit to decide the game in midst
of roaring "Ichiro! Call" in the second half of the tenth inning,
no out with a runner on the first base. Thank you Blue Wave for giving
us dream and emotion in the hard time after the earthquake.
10:54 a.m., September 29 (Sun.)
opened at the time of the Portopia'81 exposition. Highly popular fun
place with many rides, including the giant Ferris wheel, one of the
largest in the world and the double-loop jet coaster. The clock striking
the hour and the jet coaster zipping through overhead will take you
right into the park.
||JR West Japan
Konan-Yamate Station opened
||East side of
5:18 a.m., October 1 (Tue.)
born for the first time after 28 years since the Asagiri Station on
the JR West Japan line. On getting to the station at 2:00 a.m., I
found five people already in a queue to get the first ticket. A train
spotter's footsteps and voice were also picked up.
||Tour bus City
Sannomiya Station and Motomachi 1-chome
11:05 a.m., October 6 (Sun.)
type bus takes you to major attractions in Kobe with announces on
nearby sites too. At the time of this recording, included opening
of the observation lobby at the City Hall and the old Concession,
and Kobe's Chinatown, Nankin-machi.
11:48 a.m., October 10 (Thur.)
|Kobe is flanked
by the sea and hills, but in Kita Ward beyond the Rokko Mountain Range
is expansive farm land. As I was driving, I spotted a combine harvester