6.02.2009

Corner view / the beach



The corner view of this week is the beach!
This is my hometown in Japan and a photo of me and my brother.
I grew up in the rural countryside on the Southern coast of Japan
surrounded by beaches and mountains, which became my playground.




My parents house is one block away from the beach...



My father used to take me out fishing when I was a girl.

I always love the smell of ocean....


Please check out other corner view participants.

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie,esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,
caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert,
epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi,
schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer,
dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle,
amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna,
skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria,
crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie,
la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, samantha, kyndale

36 comments:

Cris Siqueira said...

natsumi
what a beautiful beach!!
i love the photo of you and your brother!!
i never went to fishing!!

i love your crabs!!

:)
xoxo

Joyce said...

Oh... I love the photo of you and your brother!!! I can smell the ocean too... Thanks for sharing. xoxo

MODsquad said...

Ok, you and your brother are so CUTE!! Your swim suit... darling!!

Happy Day!

...Lisa

Francesca said...

It looks like a very good place to grow up!

jane said...

oh you two were adorable! (not that you aren´t now darling:)) and that bikini... even then a little fashionista. what a great place to grow up! I agree- sea air is the best. besos natsumi:)

isabelle said...

you are so cute on the 1st picture ... and I love your little crabs

Kaylovesvintage said...

I also love the smell of the sea

Dorte said...

What a lovely post ... and I agree, you and your brother look so cute :-)

outi said...

this place looks like a dream. so beautiful colors and everything. you must have been a lucky girl having such wonderful playground around:)
i can smell the fresh sea from these photos..

have a nice day natsumi!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

That's time machine and dream ;) Nice place ! really !

Ida Nielsen said...

That first picture of you and your brother is adorable-love the boats too.
The beach looks so yummy (if a beach can look yummy :-) )

Claire said...

Little Natsumi, so pretty on this photo!... And your drawing, for me it's: maman crabe et bébé crabe (in french)...
Have a good day!

gracia said...

By the sea is where I love to be... thank you for the fresh and salty air.

aniadots said...

such a beautiful fotos!!! and that crabs, really grate!!! Hae a nice time on countryside!!!!

notebookdoodles said...

wow.. growing up near the ocean must be pretty cool! i've always been a city girl since i was young.

epe said...

this post is so so sweet natsumi! the picture with your brother is amazing and the place looks very paceful! thank you for sharing this little part of your story! :)

Bonnie said...

cute photo of you and your brother. lovely beach. and those crabs ... so sweet !

bo said...

these are some great photos. so classic. how wonderful that you have them.

trinsch said...

what a beautiful place to grow up! and those crabs are the sweetest :)

have a wonderful day ~ trinsch

la lune dans le ciel said...

j'aime quand tu montres des photos de toi et du Japon que je rêves de découvrir un jour ...

l i s e said...

lovely photos...
thanks
still like your crabs very much
xxx

therese said...

so sweet that first photo! and lovely beach.

jgy said...

I love your photos.
I came here 'expecting' to see NY, and it's Japan.
The funny thing, it feels so close to home for me.
Why is it that I want to say 'natsukashii'?!
Maybe I grew up in Japan in a past life!

By the way, yes, the photo on my post is Oita. Same beach in Hiji.
Where are yours from? Did you grow up in Oita?

Hope you have a happy today:)

MisterE said...

What a great playground!

joanne said...

your corner of the world looks absolutely wonnnnnderful :) i want to re-visit japan now... i don't think i saw enough of the southern part the last time i went!!

Kristina * said...

that picture of you and your brother is just too cute :)

i'm always dreaming of travelling to japan, particularly the country side. and i will, one day! last year i saw the film 'megane (glasses)' do you know it? it's set on one of the southern japanese islands, a very poetic film.

sophie said...

Bel endroit du monde pour grandir.
Le Japon m'attire de plus en plus depuis que je le découvre sur la blogosphère.
A bientôt

Veroka said...

Nice photos! You have happy memories of your childhood!

janis said...

What an adorable child you were, and how fortunate to grow up so close to the sea...

Have a great weekend Natsumi!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

that photo is so sweet :)

state of bliss said...

Beautiful photos and such precious memories from your childhood. Thank you for sharing x

Have a sunny weekend,
Kasia

malo said...

I have never been to Japan but it is a dream. It must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I love your crab sketches.

Cabrizette said...

Love your photos... the first one is really beautiful.
Have a nice sunday.

mieke willems said...

what a nice nice drawing!

Kari said...

Oh I love it.
I never knew that Japan had beaches like the ones in your picture. I'm learning so much from Corner View.
And you are so right about the smell of the ocean - Love it.

Powered by Tofu said...

lol, he's cute though! I think you could put a screen of some kind over the bulbs until they're big enough plants. (That's what I do with my garden).