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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.

Shimogamo jinja
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)
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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)

Soft A Line Blouse from TSUMORI CHISATO

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Soft A Line Blouse from TSUMORI CHISATO

I got a Soft A Line Blouse from TSUMORI CHISATO shop. Sheer and soft drapey blouse is very comfortable to wear. I love it with soft flutter sleeves in airy lined mesh.

Tsumori Chisato
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Naniwaya (Azabu-Juban)

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Naniwaya is famous for their Taiyaki and shaved ice. At first, Me and my friend’s purpose was their shaved ice. But you can see no ice on the pic… we chose their latest roll cake with red bean paste.

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We were satisfied! but no pic of their specialties… XD

Tabelog – Naniwaya (Japanese)
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Ichiban-Boshi “number one shining star” pierced earrings from Flex Firm

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Ichiban-Boshi

These are tiny pierced earrings that are called Ichiban-Boshi “number one shining star” from Flex Firm.

Ichiban-Boshi

The modestly-sized earrings are so lovely and dainty and they are great for everyday wear.

Flex Firm (japanese)

LE PETIT TONNEAU (Azabu-Juban)

LE PETIT TONNEAU

LE PETIT TONNEAU is a very European Bistro in Azabu-Juban.

LE PETIT TONNEAU

I had salmon lasagna with balsamico vinegar at 5pm. You can enjoy meals anytime!

LE PETIT TONNEAU
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