Tag Archives: Tateshina

Back to Work

I work on Saturdays, so last weekend, I took two-day off. I am back to work. I brought some sweets that I bought in Tateshina to the office workers in the institute. Katya put the flowers from Tateshina in a vase. In the evening, Katya talked with her Russian parents and her younger brother, Nikita, on Skype.  Everybody seemed to like the posts of our wedding anniversary. Today, Katya did not use her head phones but used PC speakers to let Maya-san listen to them.  Katya said to me that Maya-san noticed their voices and was puzzled by them.  Unfortunately, Maya-san does not figure out what the PC screen is … Continue reading

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Back to Kofu from Tateshina

After we woke up, I headed for a hot spa, and Katya prepared for herself. We met in front of the buffet restaurant at 8:30 AM.  We had to wait for several minutes. Breakfast was OK, but coffee was not very good. So we went to the hotel lounge. Katya had an espresso, and I, a cafe au lait. We checked out and went to Shimosuwa to say hello to my parents.  We gave them an Apple Baumkuchen bought in the hotel.  We said good-by to them and went back to Kofu. We headed for Noah Vet Clinic to pick up Maya-san.  In the clinic, they have a pet hotel.  … Continue reading

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Wedding Celebration in Tateshina

We got married on February 23, 2008.  We went to the city hall of Kofu for the marriage registration.  On the evening, we stayed in a hotel, “XIV (ekseev) Tateshina”.  We had dinner in a French restaurant in the hotel. We have been going to the same hotel and having dinner in the same restaurant for our wedding anniversaries.  Today, Saturday, February 19, 2011, we are staying in XIV Tateshina without Maya-san; my parents had visitors, so Maya-san stayed in a dog hotel this time. We arrived there at 5:15 PM, checked in, and entered the room: a mixture of a bedroom and a Japanese tatami room, as usual in … Continue reading

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First Ski This Season

We had a buffet breakfast. Then we checked out the hotel and went out for skiing at “Pilatus Tateshina Ski Resort“.  This is our first ski this season. Katya skied down the hill only once because of the icy slope.  I did four times. We came back to my parents’ to meet Maya-san.  She welcomed us. I drove Smart to Kofu. Maya-san is happy on the legless chair in our apartment.

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Christmas in Tateshina

After leaving Maya-san at my parents’ in Shimosuwa, Katya and I headed for Tateshina.  It was snowing, and on the way to the hotel, I had to put chains on the front tires. We arrived at XIV Tateshina, our favorite hotel, at 4 PM. Room was large enough for two of us. It was snowing quietly. In the room, we had a bottle of French cidre. I then took a natural spa, while Katya was taking a rest. In the evening, we went out for a Chinese restaurant in the hotel, Suiyo,  around 8 PM (Katya took the photo). It was a fancy Chinese menu. Katya did not take the … Continue reading

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Winter plans

Holiday season is coming.  We have made up some plans. Dec. 11    Go to another Jazz concert held in a smaller concert hall in Kofu.  Kawashima will come again with our favorate pianist (check how he plays).  I reserved seats. Dec. 12   Have fun outside of Kofu. Dec. 25  Stay in Tateshina, Nagano. Go skiing for the first time this winter. Dec. 31 – Jan. 3  Stay in Karuizawa, Nagano.  Go skiing, eat good food, stay up late. Jan. 7  Celebrate Russian Christmas. Feb. 19  Stay in Tateshina and celebrate our third wedding anniversary. Wish us luck.

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Fled from Yamanashi

It was 37 C yesterday in Kofu, so we decided to move to my parents’ house in Shimosuwa, Nagano.  Katya took these pictures. Maya-san watched outside for our safety. Today, we first went to Kirigamine area.  Green was a bit faded probably because of the heat. In a parking lot of Piratus Rope way, there was a Super Seven meeting. Then, we moved to the Tokyu Tateshina resort area, a big resort area with hotels, cottages, restaurants, ski field, golf field, tennis courts, etc. Maya-san dug a hole in a dog-run. We had lunch. We played tennis on a private tennis court. After coming back home, I cooked tuna and … Continue reading

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