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Japanese beautiful traditional cake from Baikatei

Japanese beautiful traditional cake from Baikatei

Japanese beautiful traditional cake from Baikatei

Nerikiri”watermelon” is a kind of Japanese traditional cake which is made by sweet bean paste. Nerikiri sweet is supposed to delight the eye as much as the palate. It melts in your mouth easily.

Japanese beautiful traditional cake from Baikatei

Japanese beautiful traditional cake from Baikatei

Gyuhi mochi cake”water jar” is also a Japanese traditional cake. Gyuhi is a softer variety of mochi, and both are made from either glutinous rice or from glutinous rice flour. This water jar sweet is expressive of a wake and a maple leaf float on the surface of water. They are unbelievably beautiful and artistic!

Baika-tei (japanese)
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Home made TACO RICE

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Taco rice is a very popular dish in Okinawa. It’s tacos with the tortilla replaced with rice. Pile spicy ground meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes on top of the rice and you’re done. Recently you can buy ready-made ground meat in a pouch for easy to make taco rice.

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I tried making it myself. I didn’t have any cheese, so I tried putting a half-boiled egg on top. It was really good!

OKINAWA Hormel (japanese)
Taco rice (Wikipwdia)

ashimizu

ashimizu

Let’s have ashi (foot) mizu (water)… Mats and beautiful white stones in the stream, take off your shoes and bathe your feet!

ashimizu

So refreshing, having a good time. Especially in the night, feels like we’re coming to resorts in the middle of Tokyo.

MIDTOWN SUMMER
Tokyo Midtown

hojicha tea syrup shaved ice

hojicha tea syrup shaved ice

You know Matcha is nice flavor for almost every sweets. In these days, we can see some Hojicha sweets.

hojicha tea syrup shaved ice

Hojicha shaved ice is perfect for Tokyo’s muggy summer days! Not too much sweeten, slightly bitter, scent of roasted tea leaf, and chilling your tongue.

Hojicha (Wikipedia)

Shimokita Chaen Ohyama – Tabelog (Japanese)

Aoume”the Japanese green plum” Japanese confectionery from Akebono

Aoume

Akebono is a famous Japanese-style confection store. These are Japanese sweets that are called Aoume”the Japanese green plum” from Akebono.

Aoume

Aoume is honeyed Japanese green plum and sweet bean paste filling by gyuuhi (a mochi-like dough that is tender and easier to mold than mochi). The little sour Japanese green plum and sweet bean paste create the right taste and texture of this great seasonal sweets.

GINZA AKEBONO HOMEPAGE(japanese)
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Mitarashi-matsuri

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Mitarashi-matsuri, a festival that is held every summer at Shimogamo-shrine in Kyoto.

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Only during the festival, people are allowed to step into the pond with deity water of the shrine. Soak feet in the beautiful and cool pond, light a candle, then have the water of the shrine.

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This is a festival for people to remove their sins and impurities and to wish for their health and longevity.

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Shimogamo – jinja shrine (Welcome to Kyoto)

grilled Unagi eel day – the midsummer day of the Ox

grilled Unagi eel day - the midsummer day of the Ox

26th July was the grilled Unagi (eel) day in Japan. Me and my mom went to Unagi speciality shop, and enjoy sharing soft, good, and fortifying fish against muggy summer days!

grilled Unagi eel day - the midsummer day of the Ox

And we had sea bream chazuke. It’s also good for summer day. easy & tasty historical fast food… rice with sea bream sashimi that poured Japanese tea or dashi.

Unagi (Wikipedia)
Chazuke (Wikipedia)
Doyo Ushinohi

small watermelon

small watermelon

Watermelons came to my house! These are smaller than ordinary ones, still, they completely controlled my tiny fridge!

small watermelon

You can see how these small if compared with a spoon in front of a slice of that.

Watermelon (Wikipedia)

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