Hello my friends!
I guess everyone reading this blog has already heard the news about the show coming to an end. Yes, the last episode of Hikyo series was aired on September 24th with a special comment from Tamaki san in the end of it ^^ Of course it’s sad news but we were expecting it to happen one day! Tamaki san is moving forward as always, going to the next stage again. Let’s support him all the way!!
As for my reports, of course I will keep writing them!
Until the very last one!!
And I hope you can enjoy travelling with him as much as I always do XD
OK! Let’s go back to Amami oshima and see what’s waiting
for Tamaki san and the filming crew!!
Tamaki san is going to take a look at the unique mangrove here in the southern part of the island.
As you can see, now he has rain boots on!! Because it’s raining like crazy today!!! >__<
He arrives at a tea house near the mangrove where his guide, Isami san is waiting for him!!
What a weather he says and then Isami san says: “What are you here for?” hehehehe he laughs and says that he wanted to see the mangrove here…
Isami san says that on a sunny day, you can get on a Canoe and ride over the water… but on a day like this… it’s too dangerous!
But he says that he was about to go and check out the traps he made to catch some Unagi and crab!
Tamaki san asks Isami san if it would be possible to follow him around and of course Isami san says it’s fine.
The two men start walking to the spots where Isami san has set his traps.
Here it is!! See if we could catch anything…
Suddenly Isami san’s happy voice lets us know that he was successful!!
Then he asks Tamaki san: “Wanna try pulling it up?” hehehehe Tamaki san becomes excited and says yes! But Isami san tells him to be very careful since it can be dangerous… he needs his both hands, so Isami san holds the umbrella and after putting on a pair of gloves, Tamaki san starts pulling the rope!!
Wow… “Huge… Huge!! What is this?!” he says with a super exited tone in his voice XD
This is not a normal unagi!! Finally they pull the up all the way. This is a huge type of Unagi and looks like he is very strong.
Tamaki san is excited like a little boy “Huge!!” he repeats again… the unagi is still moving strongly, not willing to lose easily!!
Now heading to the next trap…
this one is made to catch the crabs.
This time it’s a cage-like trap.
Isami san starts pulling the rope and Tamaki san looks at the trap with a curious look in his eyes…
Oh no… it’s stuck!!
Isami san asks Tamaki san to hold the rope while he goes inside the water and get the cage!!
Tamaki san is surprised and laughs XD
But I guess for Isami san, getting inside the water even on a stormy day like this can be normal.
OK! The cage is free… now Tamaki san has to pull it up!! ganbare!! XD
Isami san’s smile says it all! Nice catch it was…
Tamaki san pulls it up and holds the cage in his hands…
Isami san explains to him that this is a kind of crab which lives here in this mangrove
and it’s called “Gazami”.
But somehow Tamaki san cannot catch that very well and asks:
Isami san repeats: “Gazami!”
Surprisingly Tamaki san asks: “Zagami?”
XD XD XD
hahahahaha!!! Maybe the sound of the rainfall is too loud XD
“Gazami!!!” Isami san repeats this time louder!!
“Gazami!” says Tamaki san!
YES! Finally the right word and then he laughs at his own mistake XD
They are very big and have huge claws… very powerful!
Then as if he is asking his son, Isami san asks Tamaki san: “Wanna eat some?!”
And in a way which is not that different form a child’s way of answering to that question he says:
hehehehe XD OK! Let’s go back to the tea house and eat some unagi and crab then (^_^;)
Isami san’s wife has prepared the special meal they have around this are…
“Unagi no miso ni”
Unagi cooked with Miso paste.
Tamaki san is surprised by the size of the bowl!!
Probably thinking that he should finish it all by himself…
This makes the staff and Isami family laugh!
… but as he put some stew on top of his rice and wants to start eating,
Isami san’s wife brings another bowl of rice for ISami san and somehow Isami san says:
ahahahaha and shows him his bowl of rice!!
“I see!! This is not all for one person of course…
I was wondering how much I’m supposed to eat!”
hehehe a really cute reaction XD
After putting some stew over the cooked rice in Isami san’s bowl,
they both start eating!
Tamaki san is amazed by the thickness of the unagi meat.
The truth is… he is not a big fan of unagi!! XD He doesn’t say anything here of course…
after eating some, he says that it’s good the miso is obsorbed in the meat!
Next is Crab!
Isami san and his wife are breaking the crab’s hard shell and taking out the meat.
And wow!! The meat inside is huge!!
Tamaki san is looking at them with a surprised face…
Then Isami san passes him a piece of crab meat and he takes a bite.
“The taste is rich!” Tamaki san says.
He keeps eating and Isami san keeps giving him more XD
after they finsih the food,
Tamaki san explains to them that they are always looking for unexplored landscapes and precious places in their show, and asks them if they can recommend a place they like around the island…
Isami san’s wife recommends him to visit the Oshima strait..
Seems like it’s a very beautiful place
and a unique breed of fugu (blowfish) has been found over there lately!
So here he goes!!
Putting on a diving suit, getting on a boat with his guide, Ito san…
Tamaki san is heading to the beautiful Oshima strait.
They both get into the water,
and start their journey under the water… looking for the special breed of Fugu!
As expected… Tamaki san’s dear friend is with him again XD
Wow another world appears in front of their eyes…
The cute swimming fish…
domino damsel with their cute white spots↓
nijihata (Serranidae) doesn’t look very friendly XD↓
Tamaki san is busy taking photos and Ito san helps him stay close to the ground, pushing him down with his hand.
This is a Pillow Cushion Starfish… getting all his attention right now!! XD
The next interesting fish which is also called the gang of the sea, is a scary guy called:
It’s not the kind of cute fish you can get too close to it… but somehow…
Tamaki san gets closer and closer with his camera in his hand!!
Daring to do that… even the narrator of the show is surprised!
hmmm he really is scary XD but kinda cool!
According to Ito san… the Fugu should be somewhere around here…
they are searching for a Mystery circle!!
Under the water?!? That’s rare!!
And suddenly Ito san stops… and writes down on his whiteboard:
“Mystery Circle!” while pointing to it with his finger…
It’s true!! A beautiful round shape…
a mysterious circle appears in front of their eyes!!
Tamaki san swims higher and starts shooting a video with his camera…
this is a snapshot from the image he took! ↑
WHY?! And how on earth is this circle made?!
You cannot even imagine how tiny the person who made this amazing circle is!! XD
Ah… here he comes!!
This tiny guy… with a 10cms long body!
Yes that’s him!! The fugu they were looking for is this tiny guy.
Using his fins while swimming on the sand, and moving his body up and down,
he manages to build this circle all by himself.
Amami hoshizora fugu (hoshizora-starry sky)
Ito san is the one who found this fish, and his amazing circle 8 years ago.
According to Ito san, it took him just one week to build the circle.
They have also done a very interesting experiment!!
leaving a branch of a tree inside the circle, to see what the fugu does after finding it…
he picks it up
and swims and swims away until he reaches a place
where he can make sure it’s far enough from the circle…
and throws out the branch somewhere over there.
Then comes back and makes sure everything’s under control XD
hehehehe soooo cute!!!
Seems like the male will make this circle to call for his mate.
It’s a Temple of Love XD
Tamaki san keeps taking photos…
this cute and lovely story
of the tiny fugu and their beautiful circle…
the great wisdom of these creatures living in the ocean…
Chosen by Tamaki san as the
kokoro no hikyo #17
Getting out of the water and
coming back to the boat…
Tamaki san is still amazed by how the tiny fish could create such a beautiful thing.
According to Ito san, they chose a place where there are not so many fish swimming around…
because they don’t want to be disturbed by anyone.
That’s why other divers were not able to find it up until now.
A very rare thing…
Thank you for showing it to us (=^0^=)ノ
And another journey comes to an end here…
of course with Tamaki san’s best shot in Amami Oshima!
Thank you so much for reading!
Hope you could enjoy this episode as well ヾ(*´∀｀*)ﾉ
Tamaki san goes to Kakeroma island… again in Kagosgima prefecture!
Very special encounters…
and becoming one with the ocean again!
The episode I truly love, because he said it was the most fun trip for him!!
You will know why after you read the next report…
so please stay tuned ♡
End of part 2
The broadcast has stopped.
BS Asahi, 2014.10.02～2015.09.24
Every Thursday at 23:00
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