Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Icicles

Now it's thawing during afternoon and freezing again over night, with this beautiful result at our gutter.

And today was "White day" in Japan: It is celebrated always one month after Valentine's day (when only women give gifts to man). On White Day, men who received gifts on Valentine's Day return them to the women, usually by giving sweets and chocolate.
The chocolate companies aim at making more money by splitting Valentine's Day up like this.

6 Comments:

Blogger Carol E. said...

That's a great icicles shot! Very nicely shaped icicles. :-)

9:35 PM  
Blogger angela said...

Excellent marketing!
Love those icicles but beware they don't fall on your head.
Angela

10:21 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Wow those icicles are lovely. Great photo.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Nice icicles Julia.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Ioanna said...

I agree with Angela! Marketing everywhere ... Valentine's day one of their best inventions!!!
Lovely photo!

1:58 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Thanks for your comments!
As Angela said, beware standing under them when they fall - actually quite many people here get killed every year by icicles or snow falling from their roofs; or by falling themselves when they get on the roof to remove them.
Dangerous country.

11:55 AM  

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