Kitakami Photoblog

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

Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1st theme day: A view from my room

This is the view from our bedroom, just a few days ago: A rice paddy, just being planted.

And that's how the rice plants look today. If you're interested in how they continue their life, have a look here and here.

85 city daily photo bloggers are participating today in this theme day. Just click on any of the links below to see what they see from their window:
Seattle (WA), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Toruń, Poland - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Madison (WI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Omaha (NE), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stockholm, Sweden - Grenoble, France - Lubbock (TX), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Hyde, UK - Joplin (MO), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Kansas City (MO), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Manila, Philippines - Sydney, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - London, UK - Chandler (AZ), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Singapore, Singapore - Hamburg, Germany - Sydney, Australia - Tenerife, Spain - Moscow, Russia - Lyon, France - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Evry, France - Hayle, UK - Mumbai, India - Kitakami, Japan - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - La Antigua, Guatemala - Paderborn, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Madrid, Spain - Lyon, France - Selma (AL), USA - Shanghai, China - Baziège, France - Cologne (NRW), Germany - North Bay (ON), Canada - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Stayton (OR), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Hong Kong, China - Trier, Germany - Joensuu, Finland - Paris, France - Greenville (SC), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Cork, Ireland - Bastia, France - Vancouver, Canada - Brookville (OH), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Mainz, Germany - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Zurich, Switzerland


Blogger Sally said...

Now there's something I wouldn't have bet on seeing from a city photo blogger's window! A rice field. Fantastic.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

Nice! I bet you can hear the frogs at night, too. I'm not a daily photo blogger, but by chance I posted the view from my room in Kitakami the other day. You can see it here.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

c'est sympathique, comme cela tu peux voir quand le riz est pret

it is sympathetic nerve, as that you can see when rice is ready

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice shot. The rice fields are planted in more of a geometric shape than when I was there. And much farther apart.

Wouldn't it be different if you woke up in my house and looked out the bedroom window? My site shows what you would see.

Abraham Lincoln
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7:07 PM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

I presume those are the superly expensive Japanese rice grains that we buy from the Japanese supermarkets in Singapore. :-)

Happy Theme Day!

9:29 PM  
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10:38 PM  
Blogger alice said...

A rice's a good change for me, here it's corn everywhere...

1:37 AM  
Blogger RamblingRound said...

So that's where our rice comes from! Yum...I eat a lot of rice.

4:35 AM  
Anonymous denton said...

Your second extra photo showing the rice was appealing. However, I would worry about mosquitoes during the phases where the rice is planted in standing water. Are mosquitoes a problem? ... Actually the state of South Carolina (where I live in the US) has a long history of growing rice. So I really should know the answer to my own question. However, South Carolina stopped raising rice many years ago when it was replaced by cotton. The two seem very different to me.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Thanks for your cmments!
@Sally: I have to admit that Kitakami is really not a big city, it has just about 80.000 inhabitants. And except in the innermost city center, there are rice paddies everywhere, it's so nice.
@matthew: Hundreds of them! A few even live in our tiny garden, see here.
@abraham lincoln: Probably because now it is mostly done by machines.
@keropok: Is it such expensive there? But see, these farmers have to earn their living!
@denton: Fortunately, there are almost no moskitos. The frogs eat them!

11:22 AM  
Blogger zentmrs said...

What an interesting photo - I wouldn't have expected to see this sight!

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12:17 PM  
Blogger anu said...

Really interesting and unusual view from the window.
Nice pic

1:41 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

To me, it's a very interesting sight. A rice field next to the houses. Very unusual from what I remember in my childhood.

6:16 PM  

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