Enjoy the taste of Kyoto's famous restaurants at home
Restaurants in Kyoto have been severely damaged by the prolonged coronavirus.Why don't you enjoy the taste of the famous restaurant that Kyoto is proud of at home now that you can't go out easily?Special orders from the Kyoto Food Premium Food Consortium are on sale.The "Kyo no Shoku" Premium Food Consortium was established in cooperation with the food industry and producers.An assortment of "Kyo no Ryofu Zen" prepared by famous restaurants in Kyoto will be offered at a bargain price for a limited period.You can support the food industry and producers while enjoying the dishes of famous restaurants in Kyoto at home.The menu consists of a set meal, meal kit, and pot set, and the "assortment of Kyoto's tastes" that you can choose from."Kikunoi," "Ginkakuji Onishi," and "Moritaya" serve meals, meal kits and hot pot sets.You can choose one of your favorite dishes from the many famous restaurants in Kyoto, so it's a must-see.Among them, Gozen was developed using ingredients from Kyoto, and it is a special menu only here.Here is an example of the set meal, meal kit, and pot set.Kikunoi, a long-established restaurant that represents Kyoto, has been selected as one of the three Michelin stars."Hamo nabe with Kyoto vegetables" is a dish in which you can enjoy seasonal foods of Kyoto such as conger pike, Kamo eggplant, Manganji red pepper and Mibu vegetables."Kyo Ryori Toriyone" is located near Arashiyama and Matsunoo-taisha Shrine with a short curtain.They serve "Kyo no Ouchi Gohan" where you can reproduce Kaiseki cuisine at home.It is said to have been jointly developed by the same restaurant, "Kyoyuba Yubasho," "Kyo-Konbuho Tanaka," and "Matcha Ryori Tatsumiya.""Onikudokoro Ginkakuji Onishi" offers the best quality beef at a reasonable price.Enjoy Kyoto Tamba Hirai beef, Kujo leek, Kyoto mizuna, and Kyoto tofu in the "Kyoto vegetable sukiyaki set".You can enjoy Sukiyaki at home that is unique to a restaurant directly managed by a long-established butcher shop that is particular about buying one head.Established in 1869, Moritaya is known as a pioneer of beef restaurants in Kyoto.We deliver 450 grams of Kyoto black beef (shoulder roast, kata) including Kujo green onions and Kyo tofu.Matcha Ryori Tatsum 10 iya started as a tea wholesaler in Uji City in the late Edo period in 1840.The "Colorful Uji Gozen" that is filled with seasonal ingredients is visually enjoyable.It is including "Kyoto Taste Assortment", the total will be 20,000 yen.This is a special price of 10,000 yen (tax and shipping included), which is a great chance only for now.You're also curious about the Kyoto Taste Assortment."Sake" made from rice grown in Kyoto, "high-grade gyokuro tea" or "Matcha" from Kyoto."Suguki" and "Shibazuke" that uses vegetables from Kyoto.These assortments are chosen randomly from several brands, so look forward to which one will delivered!Special online salesThe "Kyo no Ryofu Zen" introduced this time can be purchased from the website of the "Kyo no Shoku" support project.Both are on sale for a limited time until Thursday, September 16, but they are sold out when the total number of orders reaches 20,000.Participating stores will be changed one by one, so please come to the store you are interested in as soon as possible!Of course, there are menus of shops other than the ones we introduced this time.Please check the website of "Kyo no Shoku" support project for details such as participating shops and how to order.Kyoto Food Support Project Official Websitehttps://premiumfood.stores.jp/*The pictures are all images.
The Japanese confectionery shop "Honke Tsukimochi-ya Naomasa"
June 30 is "Nagoshi no harae".It is an ancient ritual to drive away evil and pray for good health for the remaining six months after the evils of the past six months.In Kyoto, people pass through a "Chinowa" set up at a shrine and eat "Minazuki."Minazuki is a traditional Japanese confection consisting of a triangular Uiro that resembles ice and adzuki beans to ward off evil spirits.In this season, Minazuki is lined up in many Japanese confectionery shops, and you can feel the arrival of real summer.This time, we will introduce "Honke Tsukimochi-ya Naomasa" in Kiyamachi Sanjo.It is a long-established store that was established in 1804, and it has many Japanese sweets that have been loved by people in Kyoto for a long time.This "Minatsuki" is characterized by chewy Uiro topped with adzuki beans and chestnuts.We can choose from plain and matcha, and if you order it, it will cut not only into triangles but also into squares.There are many kinds of fresh sweets in particular, and I want to go there every day because they are reasonable even though they use high quality ingredients.There are many types of "Kanoko" such as "Kyo Kanoko" and "Tora Kanoko."We can enjoy various tastes and expressions depending on the beans used, such as white beans and tiger beans.For example, "Kyo Kanoko" has a mild taste with white bean paste, white beans and candied chestnuts."Tora Kanoko" has white bean paste, Toramame beans and Kinkan seaweed, and the refreshing flavor spreads in our mouth.It looks cute and is wrapped in beautiful wrapping paper, so it is perfect for gifts.The light blue wrapping paper is inspired by the Takase River and Kamogawa River that flow near the store.The fluffy "Warabi Mochi" with lots of koshi-an has a unique look and taste."Warabi Mochi" is so popular that it sells out quickly, so I recommend you to reserve it at the store.If we eat Japanese sweets in the shade of a tree in Kamo gawa River, we might be able to forget the heat.Honke Tsukimochi-ya Naomasa530 Kamiosaka-cho, Kiyamachi-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Keihan Sanjo Station
A famous confection of Kyoto "花供曽 (Buddha's booger)"
"Dainehan-zu (Great Nirvana) Special Exhibition" is being held at Shinnyo-do Temple (Shinsho Gokuraku-ji Temple) until Sunday, April 4.We can see the richly colored Dainehan-zu, which is 6 meters long and 4 meters wide, painted during the Hoei era in the Edo period.The death of Buddha is called 'entering nirvana,' and the image of nirvana is a representation of his death.Do you know the "花供曽" that is given to those who have seen the "Great Nirvana painting special exhibition"?花供曽 is read "Hanakuso (booger)" and is a famous confection of Kyoto that is said to bring good health.It is said that the word 'Hanakugo,' which means offerings to the Buddha, was changed to 'Hanakuso.'.It is unique rice crackers as there is a theory that people receive merit by "Buddha's booger".Shinnyo-do temple's "Hanakuso" is made at rice cracker shop "Kyo no Osendokoro Tamaruya" and is sold at stores in all seasons.Contrary to the name, it has an elegant taste made of domestic glutinous rice and Okinawa brown sugar.*The package that is sold at the store are different from the one given in the "Great Nirvana" special exhibition.Kyo no Osendokoro Tamaruya, which has been around since the Edo period, is a famous shop known for its thin baked rice crackers, Shirakawaji.At present, it is also opened in the Japanese sweets section on the first basement floor of Takashimaya Kyoto shop for a limited time.Now, at Shinnyodo temple, cherry blossoms in full bloom welcome visitors.Beside the main hall is "Tatekawa Sakura" which is connected to Kasuga no Tsubone and is known as a wet nurse of Iemitsu Tokugawa.The cherry trees are said to have been planted by Kasuga no Tsubone to pray for the soul of her father Toshimitsu Saito, who was a senior vassal of Mitsuhide Akechi.The weeping cherry blossoms of the three-storied pagoda and the yaezakura of the bell tower are beautiful, and behind the main hall, the cherry blossoms and green maple trees are also very beautiful!There is also a stone monument near the main hall that says "A monument to the birth of Kyoto Eiga.".In 1908, "Honnoji Gassen" was the first movie shot in Japan using a cinematograph.It is said that this memorable work was set in the precincts of Shinnyodo.Even in the season when cherry blossoms and fresh greenery are beautiful, there are scenes like a movie here and there in the grounds.Kyo no Osendokoro Tamaruya Honten5 Shichiku Higashitakanawa-cho, Nishi-iru, Imamiya-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Kita Ward, Kyoto City2 minutes walk from Higashitakanawacho City Bus or Kyoto Bus stopShinshogokuraku-ji Temple Shinnyo-do Temple82 Jodoji Shinnyo-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minutes walk from the Shinnyodo-mae City bus stop
"Man's First Cactus Vending Machine" has appeared in Demachiyanagi, Kyoto
Now that we have more time at home, I think many people have started to grow ornamental plants.March 10 is "Saboten no Hi (cactus day)" in Japan.It was not only established by a play on words such as "3 (Sabo) 10 (Ten)".The fact that many cactus flowers bloom in March is one of the reasons the "cactus day" was established."Man's First Cactus Vending Machine" has appeared in Demachiyanagi, Kyoto.Self-proclaimed "world's smallest cactus shop", "Toge-ya".It is unique that you can buy cactus 24 hours a day even when the shop is closed.There are various prices, but the vending machine only accepts 500 yen coins or 100 yen coins.Of course, you can buy cactus in the shop during business hours.There are a variety of cacti, each with its own size, shape, and thorn characteristics.It is said that there are relatively many kinds that are easy to grow, so it may be suitable for beginners.Meeting cactus will make your time at home enjoyable and exciting.Toge-ya (cactus shop)89 -1 Tanaka Ozeki Cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk east from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station
"Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" that we can eat to the end of February
The delicacy of March 3 "the Doll's Festival (Joshi no Sekku)" is Chirashi-sushi.Before that, "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" which is a special treat during the cold season, will come to an end."Mushi-sushi" refers to a warm type of chirashizushi made by putting chirashizushi in a bowl and steaming it in a bamboo steamer.It is one of the winter features that we can eat from the beginning of December to the end of February in Kyoto and Osaka.Today, I introduce "Hisago-zushi" 's "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)", which is opened in Shijo Kawaramachi since 1950.Since its establishment, it has been loved by the people of Kyoto so much that it is now synonymous with "Speaking of Hisago-zushi, it is Chirashi (sushi)".There are many people like my grandmother who think of "Chirashi" first when they think of "Hisago-zushi".The "Nadai Chirashi-zushi" has shrimps, shrimp soboro, shiitake mushrooms, conger eel and shredded egg crepes along with sweet sushi rice.Furthermore, garnish with yurine roots or ginkgo nuts, serve in a bowl, and warm in a steamer to make a "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)"."Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" is available for a limited time from December to the end of February, and we can enjoy hot one made after ordering.Microwave-safe "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" are also available for takeout or mail order.It's nice that we can enjoy hot and steamy sushi at home.Why not take this opportunity to taste the "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" that has supported Kyoto's chilly winter?For details, please check the official website of "Hisago-zushi".Kyoto Kawaramachi Hisago-zushi344 Shioya-cho, Shijo Agaru, Kawaramachi-dori Street, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityClose to Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Stationhttp://www.hisagozusi.co.jp/
Nishijin Specialty "たんきり飴"
At the change of the season when we tend to cough. And in this day and age, we are worried about the eyes around you even if we wear a mask.Do you know there is a candy called "たんきり飴 (Tankiri Ame, phlegm removal candy)" in Nishijin, Kyoto?Nishijin has prospered as a town of textiles for a long time, and many textile craftsmen gathered there.The yarn-dyed fabrics produced in Nishijin are called "西陣織 (Nishijin-ori : brocade)" and are a traditional craft of Kyoto known worldwide."Tankiri Ame" is said to have protected the throat of craftsmen in workshops where lint and dust are scattered.It is a famous product of Nishijin which is sold at "Tankiri Ame Honpo" in Teranouchi, Omiyadori.It is established in 1875, and "Tankiri Ame" is a simple candy with only natural ginger juice added.The recipe is secret, and there are two types, sweet and dry.The sweet taste that I bought this time tasted ginger while licking and made my throat clear!I recommend you to buy both sweet and spicy and compare them.Tankiri Ame that have protected the throat of Nishijin weavers textile craftsmen from old times are also famous products made by Nishijin's candy craftsmen.It is said that people from the Kansai region carry around a "Ame chan (candy)" but it is difficult to give and receive it to others now.I feel like Suchiko in 'Yoshimoto Shin-Kigeki' has stopped throwing candy from the stage to the audience.Nowadays, there may be many people who don't have many chances to get candies from others in Kansai.I hope the world will calm down soon and the culture of giving and receiving candy will return.Tankiri Ame Honpo107 Kakaiin-cho, Teranouchi-sagaru, Omiya Street, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Horikawa-Teranouchi, City bus stop
Fresh vegetables cut into decorative pieces for Setsubun event
Why not add a cute "ogre" to the Setsubun meal?Setsubun is division of seasons and the last day of winter is February 2, this year."Nishiki Kawaichi (Kawaichi Shoten)" is a fruit and vegetable store established in 1955, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, including seasonal Kyoto vegetables.It is located in the middle of Nishiki Ichiba Market.In this shop, the original "Setsubun set" is sold in limited quantity.Kintoki carrot ogre, pumpkin leave, purple sweet potato ogre's stick, Kintoki carrot and Japanese radish plum flowers ......These vegetables cut into decorative pieces will tickle my heart.The ogre has dignified eyebrows, squinted eyes, straight nose, raised corners of the mouth, and a charming expression!The Masu (box), which contains all of these ingredients, is also made of Japanese radish, so it is appealing that you can eat the whole thing.How about adding some dressing on the Japanese radish if you'd like and eat it like a salad?The ogre and plum flowers of decorative pieses seem to be good as a side dish for a lunch box.It is also a fun time to ask shopkeeper, who is very friendly, about his recommended way of eating!Nishiki Kawaichi177 Higashiuoya-cho , Nishikikoji-dori Yanaginobanba-higashi-iru , Nakagyo Ward , Kyoto City (Nishiki Ichiba)5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station
A Japanese stationery store "Suzando-Hashimoto"
In the coming season in Japan, there will be more chances to celebrate someone to graduation and entrance and so on.If you put it in a beautifully designed Goshugi-bukuro or Pochi-bukuro (a kind of envelopes for celebration), they will be more pleased."Suzando-Hashimoto" is founded in 1953, and the main store is located in Rokkaku-dori Fuya-cho .A Japanese stationery store in Kyoto that manufactures and sells paper products that emphasize hand-drawn characters and hand-drawn designs.In particular, the original gift envelopes, Pochi-bukuro and envelopes are mostly made by hand.There are also many paper products that make you want to write letters, such as stationery, envelopes, postcards and cards.At this time of the year, there are stationery and cards with O-hina-sama (Hina Dolls) that you want to send to the Hina-matsuri Festival.For those of you who are worried about your money due to the increased number of celebrations, why not go to "Spring sale" by 31 January?During the period, people who purchase products at the Kyoto main store will receive an original mask case as a present.This mask case is a caricature design with the well-known "Toga no Usagi (rabbit)" of the old cartoon. It wears a infection prevention mask!Shuzando-Hashimo110 Yaoya-cho, Rokkaku-dori Fuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City10 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Stationhttps://suuzando.co.jp/fl/
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- Gold leaf stamping experience
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