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IMG_1486IMG_1236今週末は風が強く、数週間続いた煙霧がようやく消えました。

バンクーバーの本来の夏の空色です。

It has been nice clear sky since last weekend. Finally we are able to see blue sky in Vancouver!

 

Photo by Shin

 

Haze and Smoke from wildfire

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今春からBC州各地で大規模な森林火災が発生し、8月現在も100平方メートル以上の火災が123箇所以上燃え続けているようです。また、その煙が長期にわたって西海岸を覆っています。煙霧は、Nexus Kitsilano 店があるバンクーバー市内だけに留まらず、国境を越えてシアトルまで及んでいるとの事。日中でも夕方のようなオレンジの空で、太陽や月赤く染まって見えます。

The sky is overcast, but the heat is on. A grey haze has set upon Vancouver, as smoke from wildfires in other parts of the province rolls in. BC Wildfire Service lists more than 120 wildfires over 100 square metres in size currently burning, the largest being 860 square kilometres in the interior.[BY Vancouver Westender Readership Survey]

BC州政府は「煙霧注意報(Air Quality Advisory)」を発表しました。山火事による煙霧は、高齢者や喘息疾患のある方にとって悪影響を及ぼす可能性があるので、注意報が解除されるまでは野外活動を自粛する必要があるそうです。

Skies over Metro Vancouver are noticeably more smoky today, and health officials are warning people with chronic health conditions, the very young and the elderly to take precautions.[By: Jen St. Denis Metro Published on Wed Aug 02 2017]

秋冬は毎日雨に悩まされるバンクーバーですが、今は雨が降って、少しでも早く火災がおさまることを願います。

 

Smoky sunset over Kitsilano beach. photo by Shin

Japanese fireworks,HANABI

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Fireworks (花火, Hanabi) have a long history in Japan and are an integral part of Japanese summers. Hundreds of firework shows are held every year across the country, mainly during the summer holidays in July and August, with some of them drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators.

An attraction of Japanese fireworks is the relaxed festival atmosphere that comes with them, people dressed in yukata and streets lined by food and game stalls. The firework shows themselves typically start some time after sunset and last one to two hours. Many of the longer shows are broken up into multiple shorter segments, interrupted by the announcement of titles and sponsors. They often end with a grand finale consisting of hundreds of shells launched simultaneously.

The pictures taken by Rika

Reference:Japan-guide.com

What Is OBON(お盆)?

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Obon(お盆) is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon(10-15th of August), the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives.

Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the ancestors’ spirits, obon dances (Bon Odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples.

 

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At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world. The customs followed vary strongly from region to region.

Aurora Borealis in Vancouver

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Here is an awesome picture taken in Kitsilano.

As you know, It is a rare opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis in Summer time. Also, This  spectacular astronomical event is rare in B.C., and even rarer in Metro Vancouver. The last time we observed the Aurora Borealis in B.C. was in 2015.

Sight a star, might be the Aurora, if we are lucky!

photo by Shin (spent 2 hours to take this picture)

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