Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

For our last walk in 2015, we walked on the beach during an orange sunset.

How did you like my blog this year? I hope you keep supporting us watching how Lupita and Kona are doing next year too.

Best wishes for a happy new year!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 30th

It’s only 1 day until New Year. I took a deep breath and enjoyed the moment.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Scott and Lupikona went away to our beach house. I had some errands to do, so I stayed in Tokyo by myself. Scott sent me some photos from today for me.

I feel refreshed just imagining to myself walking in such a beautiful place.

I feel happy just imagining myself sitting between Lupita and Kona.


Monday, December 28, 2015

How Many More Nights

When I see Lupita sleeping, it makes me feel like singing…

a Japanese children song “How many more nights do we have to sleep before New Year’s Day?”.


Sunday, December 27, 2015


Lupita’s body forms the shape of the hiragana character…

“や” (Ya).


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tokyo Night

Can’t believe there are only 5 days left in 2015.

Everyone is busy at the end of the year. But I would never let my day end without walking Lupikona.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Kona the Reindeer

Oh deer!

You are...

so cute!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

I made a Christmas tree on the beach with Lupita.

Merry Christmas from the Lupikona family. We wish you a heartwarming Christmas.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015


I had my hair cut short. Brrr!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Sunset Scene

Is sunset your favorite time of the day?


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Jump, Jump, Jump

Lupita jumped off the sand dune…

jumped back to avoid a wave…

jumped at a stick…

and jumped up for joy when Scott took out the frisbee.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Two People and Two Dogs

Two people and two dogs walking on the beach…

sitting and looking at the sea together.

It’s a perfect day for the beach.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Morning and Evening

In the morning...

and evening, I am grateful to be able to spend time outdoors with the dogs.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

By the Sea

We reached the sea shortly before sunset.

Let’s skateboard…

by the sea!

It was fun!

Okay, let's go home before it gets dark.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dawn Redwood

Temperatures these days are much warmer than average for this time of year.

Lupikona in a dawn redwood forest.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Harvest

I harvested the organic winter vegetables from my container garden with Lupikona.


swiss chard,

Japanese radish,

small carrots,

and hakusai cabbage.

The vegetables I have been tending look so good. I feel very happy with the harvest.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Under the Table

“Hope Yumi drops a morsel…”


Sunday, December 13, 2015


These are handmade…

collars that…

Scott brought back from the US to Lupikona yesterday.

It’s nice of you to be thinking of Lupikona while traveling, Scott!


Saturday, December 12, 2015


Don’t let autumn fly by…

spend time outdoors with your dogs…

and enjoy the colorful season!

Walking Lupikona makes my time much richer enjoying the changing of seasons.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Baked Sweet Potatoes

One night in November…

Scott baked sweet potatoes in a wood stove.

These are Nasu-grown sweet potatoes from our last Nasu trip.

Yum! They were very sweet and tasty and Scott said that it was the best sweet potato he had ever had!