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A Short Trip to Kamakura 2

A Short Trip to Kamakura2_1

A Short Trip to Kamakura2_2

I went to the ‘Tsurugaoka hachimangu’ at Kamakura also after I finished to wash my money at the ‘Zeniarai benzaiten ugafuku-shrine’.

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I went there for just visiting, however, fortunately I was able to see the Shinto-style wedding. It looks very traditional Japanese style! We seemed to be transported back in time to the Edo era.

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

8tokyo.com meetup in Tokyo 28 January (Sat)

8tokyo.com Meetup in Tokyo

Great news, everybody in Tokyo!!
Let’s have a meetup at Ikebukuro!

A successful meetup requires good people, good conversation, good music and good food. I think we can manage all four, don’t you?

Saturday January 28, is what we are planning. We will meet at 12:00 PM at Music org near Ikebukuro station. So please fill out the form set on Monday if you plan to join us. but need to know as soon as possible to do so.

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8tokyo.com Meetup in Tokyo

DAY:28 January(SAT)
Time: 12:00 – 15:00
Location:Minamiikebukuro Music org (minamiikebukuromusic.org)
Ikebukuro dai-5 building B2, 1-20-11 Minami ikebukuro, Tosima-ku, Tokyo
ADV entrance fee 1000yen(at door 1500yen) FREE with 1drink 500yen


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Live performance:OPQ

music category:experimental music
OPQ (Takafumi Suzaki) guitar,key,Xaphoon,etc
aritan-bo (mayumi arita) as live member toy piano, accordion,etc

Hostess & host

8tokyo.com editors and contributors:
yo-ko (in chief), Ako (necocoa), takako, Yamada & Hayase
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もぃもぃけ食堂(Moimoike Restaurant)


We plan to bring a kawaii present for guests.

Reservation (restricted admission 50 people)

Please, fill out the form below for ADV entrance fee reservation. We’ll re-send email for confirmation. We are looking forward to meeting y’all!

Komeda’s Coffee

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Komeda’s Coffee is a chain company of coffee shops, but they are very famous of “Shironoir”.
Soft serve is on hot danish pastry. Simple and kinda nostalgic sweets!

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My friend ordered “Cream soda”, the vivid green soda reminds us when
we were children!

Komeda’s Coffee (Japanese)

A Short Trip to Kamakura 1

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A Short Trip to Kamakura_2

I went to the Zeniarai benzaiten ugafuku-shrine at Kamakura in Kanagawa pref.

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The shrine has a religious faith that money will be returned in multiples if we wash the money with the clear water….

Zeniarai Benten Shrine
Zeniarai Benten Shrine (Japanese)

RAINBOW kitchen

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I had good lunch time at RAINBOW kitchen at Shimokitazawa.
All of the foods are handmade, using organic ingredients.

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It’s comfortable when we eat and drink slowly sitting on legless chairs.

RAINBOW kitchen (Japanese)

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012:

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012:

Happy New Year to all and may 2012 bring you joy and peace.
Also, may 2012 be a safe year for you and your family.

We truly appreciate your great consideration for us.
And, we are looking forward to your continued support.

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012:

However, I had ‘Osechi’ that was Japaneses traditional food for New
Year’s with my family on New Year’s Day.

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012:

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012:

A lot of kinds of foods that have special meanings associated with good luck are filled in boxes.
The ‘Osechi’ that I got was from Oshima. I ordered it at Matsuya department store.

Oshima (Japanese)
Osechi (Wikipedia)
Matsuya-GINZA (Japanese)

Pates de Fruits ‘Fruits Gelifier’ from Isetan

Pates de Fruits 'Fruits Gelifier' from Isetan 1

My friend gave me beautiful and colorful Pates de Fruits, ‘Fruits Gelifier’ from Isetan.

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Pates de Fruits is an European traditional confiserie, however the ‘Fruits Gelifier’ has a slightly sticky texture that is adapted to the Japanese plate.

Isetan (Japanese)

‘Sooty’ scarf from Tsumori Chisato

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'Sooty' scarf from Tsumori Chisato_1

I’ve just gotten a ‘Sooty’ scarf for this winter from Tsumori Chisato at
Ikebukuro Seibu department store.

'Sooty' scarf from Tsumori Chisato_2

The very cute ‘Sooty’is a fox designed scarf.
The ears, feet, tail and nose are tipped with black on his beige body.

'Sooty' scarf from Tsumori Chisato_3

It feels very soft because of angora is included in the scarf that
makes me really comfortable.

Tsumori Chisato (Japanese)
Tsumori Chisato (Japanese)


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