April 25th, 2013 International Guide Dog Day

April 24 is International Guide Dog Day. International Guide Dog Federation set the day to the last Wednesday in April.

Many events are held to promote a better understanding of guide dogs on the day.

Through an event like this one, I hope to find a contribution I can make to lessen barriers in our society.

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April 22nd, 2013 Bookshelves in "Bookshelf"

I've created an album of bookshelves in million moments.

It seems to me that someone's bookshelf represents his/her mind or what he/she thinks, and if so, libraries are filled with the world's various thoughts.

The arrays of well-designed hardcover books are beautiful. Hopefully I will keep my mind well-organized like this.


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April 18th, 2013 My favorite motiongraphs

If you like taking pictures, either still or moving, with your smartphone, you might like to watch the amazing pictures people take too. Here are some of my favorite amazing works created by people around the world.

A spoon too sensitive to heat?

What a fantastic coordination between cameraman and the young actor!

So spooky, but so cute too.

Interesting? This type of picture which part of the image moves like a video is called "Cinemagraphs" in general. We call it "motiongraph". If you are interested, take a look at our motiongraph gallery site full of such works.

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April 15th, 2013 Birthstone of April

Hi! Do you know what your birthstone is? Actually I wasn't aware of it, but I just happened to learn the birthstone of this month, April.

The birthstone of April is the diamond. It is so beautiful on its own, but viewing with million moments adds an extra touch! Perhaps I should create a jewelry album.

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April 11th, 2013 A space journey

"I visited a space station during the last holidays."

When I was a child, I imagined the future that this kind of conversation became nothing special as we felt space was so close to us.

April 12th is "Yuri's Night." On this day in 1961, a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin achieved the first manned flight.

Seeing the beautiful space pictures, I look forward to the time when we enjoy space journeys easily.

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April 8th, 2013 Strawberry picking

One of my family's spring delights is visiting farms for their newly harvested fruit. Among many, the most popular fruit is strawberry.

On last weekend, we had fun picking strawberries and eating them as much as we can. We don't need strawberries for next couple of weeks. What do you like to do in April?

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April 4th, 2013 Music instrument pictures

A piano, a violin, a metronome...sophisticated designs of music instruments, scores or equipment add touch of quality to my album.

Their shapes that had been continuously refined through many ages are so beautiful.

I found out today, April 4, is International Piano Tuners' Day determined by International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians. Have you already had your piano tuned?


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April 2nd, 2013 Cherry blossoms mean school start

Hi! April has come. In Japan, a new school year begins in April. So usually, cherry blossoms in spring mean beginning of school. However this year, cherry blossoms have already fallen in many places because they came into bloom a bit earlier than usual. It seems the cherry trees could not wait for the new comers.

Speaking of new comers, the million moments blog makes new start with new writers, Mats, Tom, TA and IK. We feel brand new like freshmen and look forward to sharing our activities with you.

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