Thank you for coming Memorial place for Japan

Thank you for your coming to memorial place of Japan's disastrous  earthquake.

The beginning day.

 Candles were added day by day.

Finally, we've got tremendous candles. Thank you all who prayed for the victims.


Tokyo Metropolitan Peace Day

 Tokyo Metropolitan Peace Day for the Victims of the March 10th, 1945’s air raid that killed an estimated 100,000 people in a single night of fire.

Bombing of Tokyo
The figure of roughly 100,000 deaths, provided by Japanese and American authorities, both of whom may have had reasons of their own for minimizing the death toll, seems to be arguably low in light of population density, wind conditions, and survivors' accounts. With an average of 103,000 inhabitants per square mile (396 people per hectare) and peak levels as high as 135,000 per square mile (521 people per hectare), the highest density of any industrial city in the world, and with firefighting measures ludicrously inadequate to the task, 15.8 square miles (41 km2) of Tokyo were destroyed on a night when fierce winds whipped the flames and walls of fire blocked tens of thousands fleeing for their lives. An estimated 1.5 million people lived in the burned out areas.


Day of memorial postal stamp.






寝てしまいそう (^^)/


Memorial place for Japan. (terrible disaster on March 11 2011.)

"Anniversary of this terrific tragedy what touch wonderful people of Japan is coming soon.
For this sad anniversary we made a small Memorial place at our new home to support people of Japan and to keep the memory alive.
You can come, get a candle and rez it with your message.
We will never forget!!!
ayumi & Sandy  "
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"Pray for Japan."  

Thanks to your all help and pray. 


Copernicus’ Epicycles

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) is sometimes called the father of modern astronomy. He’s famous for introducing to Western Europe a thorough and worked-out model of the Solar System with the Sun at the center. At the time, nearly everybody accepted Ptolemy‘s Earth-centered model, with planets riding on celestial spheres, and riding on epicycles inside those pheres. Many of us carry the idea that Copernicus simplified it all by moving the Sun to the center. It turns out, however, that Copernicus’ system is not appreciably simpler than Ptolemy’s — he, too, had epicycles in his model! Nor was Copernicus the first one to think about Sun-centered models of the Solar System, as that idea goes back at least to ancient Greece.

In this talk, I will outline the history of our understanding of the Sun-entered model of the Solar System, and give some detail about how Copernicus’  model worked, and why it took the work of others later for us to really accept that his basic idea was right.

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