January 24, 2023

Encountering a Blue Bird in Akagi Nature Park in Winter

Encountering a Blue Bird in Akagi Nature Park in Winter

(The following is translation of the email which was sent to Japanese customers.)



How are you doing?


Today is the coldest day of the year on the Japanese calendar, and we are experiencing a deep freeze in 10 years. It is colder than usual. Let's protect our water pipes with bath towels.

Last weekend, I went for a walk to "Akagi Nature Park" for the first time in a while. It is only about 10 km away from the office, but there was a light dusting of snow on the ground and the temperature was 1 degree Celsius. After getting out of the car, I regretted having worn light clothes and reflected, "This will freeze if I don't keep walking. (Laughter)


And so began the photo shoot as a warm-up for the next day's half-marathon! My hands holding the camera were freezing.
After taking a picture, I walked fast, took a picture, walked so as not to slip, walked, and repeated.
Then I came to a spot where about 7 or 8 photographers were gathered. To the naked eye, it looked like nothing more than the shade of a tree.


"Is there anything there?" I asked in a whisper.
One of them pointed to a blue bird of happiness!

I pointed my camera at it and it looked at me. It was round and cute. He said it was a male red-flanked bluetail. When I think that he flew in such a cold sky, it makes me love him even more.

A blue bird is said to bring happiness.
It seems that good things will happen for us as this year has just begun!

Please take care of yourself during this cold season.

Agarwood Sandalwood お線香 お香