Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse

Hikaru woke us up early this morning so that we can view the full moon disappearing under the Earth's shadow -- a total lunar eclipse. This photo is a 5-second time exposure taken from South San Gabriel, CA (near Los Angeles) at around 3:30 am PDT.

If you click on the photo, you can see a slightly larger image of the moon.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Nisei Week Festival

Nisei Week is the annual Japanese American community festival in downtown Los Angeles (Little Tokyo). Today we spent a couple hours wandering among some of the community booths, arts and crafts vendors, and meeting some friends we haven't seen in a while. Some of the cultural displays included a bonsai exhibit and calligraphy, and the "Nebuta" float (that rode in last week's Nisei Week parade). Hikaru enjoyed meeting the Nisei Week mascot, "Aki" the Akita (dog).

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hikaru at Kidspace

In this video, Hikaru has some fun in the play areas of "Kidspace" in Pasadana, CA. He was a little cautious and careful at first, but then he took a dive into it. Hikaru also rode a tricycle for the very first time in his life.

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