Listening to Pee Wee Baseball Practice

https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/pee-wee-baseball-practice On Sundays we can see many activities along the banks of Yasugawa in Ritto and Moriyama. There are several ground golf courses, a golf putting course, tennis and basketball courts, a beautiful track for track & field events, and, in Moriyama downstream from the JR train tracks, a large grassy field for picnics. On […]

New Year 2014 Temple Bells

https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/new-year-2014-temple-bells Temple bells in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, ring in the New Year 2014 just before and after midnight. This recording was made along a path between fields northeast of Takano Shrine. The location can be seen on radio aporee ::: maps ::: Tsuji. http://www.flickr.com/photos/glpjp/11684843175 I mounted the recorder and stereo microphone on a […]

Sounds of Mochitsuki at Hayama Danchi

Neighborhood adults and children are making mochi (Japanese rice cake). We take turns pounding the rice. Adults help and encourage children to keep this winter tradition alive in rural Japan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/glpjp/11526968496/in/set-72157638970732745/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/glpjp/11526886765/in/set-72157638970732745/ More photos of the event are on Flikr: Hayama Danchi 2013 Mochitsuki.

Cicadas at Kamogawa Park

This morning I was in Kyoto on the west bank of the Kamo River (Kamogawa). I heard cicadas in the trees along Kamogawa Park (鴨川公園) near Kojinguchi, so I made a short audio recording that I posted on Soundcloud. I also posted the sound on the radio aporee world sound map, where we can hear […]

Takano Playground on a Dark Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday, the 4th of August, we had a little rain and some thunder late in the afternoon. At Takano Playground, a short walk from my house, cicadas were singing quietly. A pigeon and a crow also called out, and there was some car traffic nearby. (This audio also appears on radio aporee maps.) It […]