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No.134

夏本番屋根に寝そべるヘリコプター   


Here comes the summer and a helicopter lies on the top of a roof.





まだ薄暗い4時台に、無人ヘリコプターが、水稲の消毒散布作業をしている。作業を終えると屋根に着陸し、エンジンを止め、よっこらしょっとひと休み。  



At 4 am when it's still dark, an unmanned helicopter is spraying disinfectants on paddy fields. When its work is done, it lands on the roof and stops its engine, then has a little break there.






うっとりと宇治金時のなかにいる  

 
Enthralled in this shaved ice with green tea and red beans.      



夏来るごとに再会したいものは、茶寮ぎょくえんの宇治金時である。ダイナミックな霜柱のような氷の美しさよ。そしてあの氷の、はかない食感に感動するのだ。



The one thing I want to see every time the summer comes is the shaved ice of my favorite restaurant Gyokuen. The ice is as beautiful as dynamic needle ice. And I'm impressed with the fleeting texture.






自然薯や始末のわるい婆が来る    
  

Difficult-to-handle crone and Japanese yams come.  





自然薯は、滋養、強壮の健康食として優れものだ。お値段も高すぎて手が出ないのであるが、その曲りくねった細くて処理の難しい自然薯を近所の婆さんが、持ってきてくれる。 お喋りで、人の悪口ばかりの嫌われ婆さんなのだが。
   



Japanese yams are good for health, which are nourishing and make you strong, and also it's too expensive to get. But an old women in the neighborhood gives us some of those Japanese yams that are too deformed and thin to cook. We are happy about it, but she talks too much gossip and everybody doesn't like her.