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Rain of Fire
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After a loud outburt,
the lights of fire slowly
come down from the dark sky.

It is like a short rainfall.
It is strange but
beautiful rain of fire.
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Strange Weather
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 Cold air and warm air,
 when they have a
 sudden meeting in the sky,
 make strong wind.

 We have this sort of wind
 near the end of winter or
 in early spring,
 generally.

 We are having, however,
 strong wind frequently
 this November.
 It is strange.



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Flower of Fire
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"Hanabi" is the
Japanese word for
fireworks.

It was made by
joining two words:
"hana" and "hi."

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Summer Is Back
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A great group of clouds [from the south]
went through our part of Japan on Friday,
causing hard rain and strong wind.

Some railroad trains were stopped.
Others were late.
Rivers were full of brown water.

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Memory of Summer
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Tomorrow
the night time
will be as
long as the
day time.


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More Fireworks
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I have more pictures
of fireworks
sent up into the
sky over the
Abukuma River at the
end of July.

Days have
gone by.
It was a
long time past.
The long summer of
strong heat
is truly gone.

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Night Walk: A Pleasure Event
Every fall
we have a pleasure event.
It was probably started by
farmers back in the old Japan
to make themselves happy
after the hard work of
taking in their produce.

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Sundown: With Different Colors
Because our town has
mountains in the west,
the sun goes down
before changing its color.

We have no chance of
seeing its orange color
touching the red skyline.


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Birds
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It was a short time before
sundown.
The land was dark but the
sky was still bright.

We saw a great number of
small birds
going round in the
sky over the town,
making loud noise.


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Shinobuyama
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The mountain in this picture
goes by the name of "Shinobuyama"
or "Shinobu Mountain."

The building in front
is Fukushima Kenritsu House of Art
and Fukushima Kenritsu Library.


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