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Archive for 2月, 2011

Happy Valentine’s day!! (Special Feature:Valentine Sweets 2011 part3)

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our wonderful readers!!

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These lovely Piggies “The Pig of Happiness” are free gift from Matsuya Ginza department store.
You can get it when you buy chocolates at the valentine’s chotolate section.

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This is a wonderful box of chocolates from Frederic Cassel.
You will find the stripe one”Helena Abricot” that chocolate and apricots go together and making a great harmony.

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“Palet Chateau” is a luscious chocolate ganache that you can enjoy a blissful moment.

Frederic Casse

ita-sha art


Itasha is the name of decorated car by bishojo anime or manga characters.
Interesting but too brave to ride on the street… ita means painful, sha means car.


These photos are at Laforet Harajuku, artwork by Tomoyuki Sakaguchi – great CG fantasy itasha!

itasha – Wikipedia
Tomoyuki Sakaguchi itasha – his portfolio

A Year-end short trip to Kyoto-Arashiyama: 2nd day part4

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Dinner at HIROKAWA (Unagi-eels restaurant):

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We had “shira-yaki”( grilled Unagi without sauce. Put little soy-sauce and wasabi.) “hoso-umaki”(It is rolled in egg crapes with Unagi with sauce),

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“koi-no-arai” (sashimi of Carp) and “unaju” (grilled eel with sauce over rice) with “aka-dashi” (miso-soup).
We had enjoyed the delicious and tender in the inside of the eel. Also, eels are often said that they make us to enhance stamina.
HIROKAWA (Japanese)

A Year-end short trip to Kyoto-Arashiyama: 2nd day part3

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We had a break at a cafe of SAGANO-YU where was renovated public bath because it was freezing cold outside.

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We had pancakes with butter and maple syrup and a cup of latte.
They made us very happy. The moist and soft pancakes were very good not only the appearance but also the taste.
SAGANO-YU (Japanese)

Japanese lolly with plum from Muji

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The simple candy is made from sugar & water, like homemade one.
And the toppings are freeze-dry umeboshi plums.
Sour & salty fruit really goes with sweet candy. I love this ;)

Japanese lolly with plum (Muji – Japanese)
umeboshi – Wikipedia

Henri Charpentier

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I went to beautiful Henri Charpentier’s cafe in Ginza.

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Me & my friend had Valentine’s Day special cake, Esprit Rouge & Chic Noir.

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You’ll go down a staircase to the cafe… and the bookshelves has secrets.
If you wish to know, please ask a shopgirl like “I wish to touch up my makeup” ;)

Henri Charpentier (Japanese)

Toshihippo chocolate (Special Feature:Valentine Sweets 2011 part2)

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The cute Toshihippo chocolates are from acclaimed pastry chef Toshi Yoroizuka.
The Toshihippo is a whimsical molded hippopotamus will bring a big smile and satisfaction.

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Dark chocolate Toshihippo contains a mouthwatering praline which is made from chocolate blended with ground roasted and caramelised hazelnuts.
Milk chocolate Toshihippo contains sweet-and-sour wild strawberries.

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I’m sure the lovely Toshihippo is the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Toshi Yoroizuka (Japanese)

Bon Bonne Anniversary (Special Feature:Valentine Sweets 2011 part1)

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This is a “deco Chocolat” box from Bon Bonne Anniversary.

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These are lovely and unique decorated French chocolate:the flavor of milk and caramel.
The chocolate with icing in fun colors and flavors make everyone smile.

anniversary (Japanese)


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