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2010. 06. 27 a long way to go

道"Michi" means...
(2)the spiritual practice by doing something special to seek for how to live well, and seek for the truth. For example, 茶道"Sado" or tea ceremony, 書道"shodo" or Japanese calligraphy, 剣道"Kendo" or Japanese art of fencing, and 柔道"Judo" or one of Japanese famous sports.
(1) and (2) have the same image of long way to go.

Location: 水元公園 Mizumoto-kouen park, Tokyo

  1. 2010/06/28(月) 00:30:55|
  2. Tokyo 東京
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2010.05.06 Super bowl

This is かき揚げ丼(Kakiage-don): a rice bowl topped with かき揚げ(kakiage).
かき揚げ(kakiage) is a kind of てんぷら(Templa): usually vegetables, fish and seafood which are dipped in batter and deep fried in vegetable oil. That's one of the traditional fast-foods in Japan.

The super-bowl of rice is topped with so big kakiage that it cannot be fitted by the lid! At this restaurant, the kakiage is consist of seafood: shrimp and squid.

"天健(Tentake)" is a small restaurant and might not be listed on major guidebooks, but it is loved by local people.

Address:2-4-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open:[Tue~Fri]11:30~20:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays] 11:00~20:00

  1. 2010/05/06(木) 07:26:39|
  2. Tokyo 東京
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2009.11.15 Daigakuimo, a Japanese sweet

This is 大学芋(Daigakuimo), a popuar sweet in Japan. It is fried sweet potato, coated with liquid sugar. At the shop named おいもやさん興伸 (oimo-ya-san Kou-shin) at Asakusa in Tokyo, you can choose from various kinds of the potatoes. I like Kamote(カモテ), the soft and sweety one!

!!Attention!! I recommend you to taste at the day you get it. The taste changes if you eat on the next day.

Shop infomation:
おいもやさん興伸(oimo-ya-san Kou-shin)@Asakusa
Address: 1-21-5, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Google map: MAP
Shop website (only Japanese): Shop info

  1. 2009/11/15(日) 23:28:09|
  2. Tokyo 東京
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2009.11.05 Korean restaurant in Tokyo

"COPAIN・COPINE", my favorite Korean restaurant near the Tokyo station.

The Korean restaurant COPAIN・COPINE コパンコパン
Address: 3-6-1, Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MAP

  1. 2009/11/05(木) 00:02:02|
  2. Tokyo 東京
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2009.10.15 MUJI, the shop to sell the simplicity

MUJI is the brand of no brand. It derives from Japanese words "MUJIrushi-ryouhin 無印良品" meaning "Our products have no brand name stamped on themselves but fine quality." MUJI shop sells various living goods such as furniture, plateware, stationery, cloths, foods, whose designs are all simple and useful.
In the MUJI shop at Marunouchi in Tokyo, we can not only buy goods but enjoy healthy dishes at cafe.
MUJI 無印良品
Address: 3-8-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MAP
OPEN: 10:00~21:00

  1. 2009/10/15(木) 00:00:02|
  2. Tokyo 東京
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