Saturday, July 28, 2012

Come relax on the beach in the Seto Inland Sea...

We continue to have great, sunny days on the beach and at the Moooo! Bar on Shiraishi Island. Obon reservations are coming in fast and filling up...check the blog post below for updates on accommodations and availability.

Hope to see you on the island!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shiraishi Island on the big screen...

It's been a busy week on the island as Shiraishi was chosen for one of the locations for filming the Japanese movie 草原の椅子 (Sogen no Isu) to be released in summer 2013. The movie has some big-hitting stars such as Sato Koichi and Nakajima-san (no one knows his first name but he is described as "the bald guy that appears on TV a lot!"). In the movie, the main character, played by Sato, is supposed to be from Shiraishi Island. The filming is taking place at one of the old, traditional Japanese houses on the beach here (as well as on Hishima, another Kasaoka island. The rest of the filming will take place in Pakistan!). This is the sunset they filmed from the house on the beach last night. So now you know, when you see the movie, that this is a Shiraishi sunset!

We've been doing late nights at the Moooo! Bar entertaining the movie crew. Lots of fun on the island right now--feels more like Obon!

Speaking of Obon, accommodation is filling up quickly. Here is an update (updated again 7/30):

International Villa is full Aug 1, 6-17 and the 31st.

Minshuku Harada is full Aug. 11, 12 13

San-chan's is full Aug. 12, 13, 18.

Amagiso Ryokan is full Aug 15

If you're planning on coming out to Shiraishi over Obon, get your reservations in now by contacting us at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com.

See you on the island!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another fantastic weekend on Shiraishi Island...

Enjoy a Fruit Parfait at the Moooo! Calfe on the beach

We're looking forward to another fantastic weekend on Shiraishi Island. Sun every day all day, only to be surpassed by moovelous sunsets!

We're located On Japan's Seto Inland Sea, in Okayama Prefecture.

See you on the island!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sun and fun on Shiraishi Island this weekend!

What a fantastic weekend it is turning out to be! We started with heavy rain in the morning yesterday (Saturday), but slowly the day got better and everything went ahead as planned: the Shiraishi Bon Dance on the beach and the candle-lighting in the evening. The island welcomed over 200 people who came out to watch and participate in the Shiraishi Dance and to see the candles. This year 609 candles were lit--one for each island resident (mine was probably the stubborn one that kept going out :).

 Finally, tractor parking at the Moooo! Bar

 Sun has returned to the island and today and tomorrow (Sea Day) are going to be rocking! Come on out to the Moooo! Bar on Shiraishi Island and enjoy the sea!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sea Day Weekend on Shiraishi Island!

Monday, July 16 is a national holiday called "Sea Day," when the good ole' sea gets a vacation--well, not really. To the contrary, everyone is going to enjoy the sea even more so on this day as  the sea will be busy welcoming swimmers, divers, pleasure boats and even a candle lighting ceremony on the beach on Shiraishi Island Saturday night. Don't miss a great weekend on Shiraishi Island!

And, as if that wasn't enough great news, July 14 is Cow Appreciation Day! So the Moooo! Bar will be rocking. Remember, at the Moooo! Bar, cows ALWAYS drink for free.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunshine returns to Shiraishi Island!

 A sunset to end the weekend with

It's Monday and we ended up having a fantastic weekend, despite some periods of rain. It did not rain all weekend as predicted, and the sun even came out for a few hours yesterday, delivering a beautiful sunset that evening. Yesterday was also the Opening of the Sea and the Mushi Okuri Festival (throwing all the bad insects off the island!).

Today, if you're coming to the island, don't miss the Benten-sama Festival, honoring the Goddess of the Sea. It starts at 3:30 this afternoon at low tide, when you can walk out to Benten Island.

See you soon on Shiraishi Island!
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