Japanese new summer sweets "kuzu ice pop"
It's getting cooler but it's still hot.So Let me introduce "kuzu ice pop" form Kameya Hirokiyo cake shop.(Kuzu is arrowroot)Kuzu is used for Kuzu-mochi and Kuzuyu(Hot drink).This unique Kuzu popsicle which doesn't melt and fall.But why it doesn't melt!?Because it's made of Kuzu (arrowroot).This time I bought blueberry taste and sweet potato taste.Blueberry one is used Keihoku local blueberry.I had a "sweet potato taste". It was very yummy. It got the gentle sweetness of sweet potatoes and jiggly and chewy texture.My colleague had a blueberry one.He said"So good! This texture of frozen blueberry and chewy texture is a very good combination."There is soda taste too.Please try the Japanese new ice pop.
I visited a friend's house in a Yamaguni Keihoku because I had a little business."Hey, how you going!?"My friend said,"There's a giant salamander in the ditch behind the rice field.""What? ARE YOU SERIOUS!?"So I was guided to the waterway behind the house."WOW!"A giant salamander was in the ditch as it lives there normally like a being in their living room.For the past few days, there have been several giant salamanders in the friend's pond in the garden, which is connected to the waterway behind.As you know, Japanese giant salamanders are a nationally protected species in Japan.I have an image of their living in the upper stream, but recently I've heard about seeing giant salamanders in Kamogawa river Kyoto city central.Most of the Japanese giant salamanders in Kyoto are crossed with Chinese giant salamanders, and native species are on the verge of extinction.Even in Keihoku which is in the upper reaches of Katsura River, crossbreeding of Japanese giant salamanders is advanced, and this one is highly likely to be a crossbreed.I'm sorry to bother you, but I am touching you.As expected, it was slimy.In fact, Japanese giant salamanders have a strong biting force, so if you find them, you should not touch them. They could bite your pinky off. Japanese giant salamanders are called "Sansho uo" in Japanese. (Uo means fish.)Japanese mountain pepper is called "Sansho"When they get angry, they secrete whitish liquid, which is similar to the smell of Japanese mountain pepper, and that is the origin of the name.They are eaten as a precious protein source in mountain villages in the past.(Can not do anymore.)It sounds delicious for me. I heard taste like between fish and chicken.Of course, I curbed my desire to eat it.On my way home, I dropped in Woody Keihoku farmer's market. And I bought Japanese mountain pepper powder instead of eating salamander.Japanese pepper from Keihoku tastes really good and it got a beautiful flavor.The price is 850 JPY for 15g.It's a sundry handpicking organic one.Try it and feel the taste of salamanders!Michinoeki Woody KEihokuPostal code601-0251 Adress 1-1 Kamiterada, Shuzan-cho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto-cityTel 075-852-1700Opening hours 9 to 18https://fuw.jp/woody/
Soba restaurant "Kyobuan"
I was born in summer, so I like hot summers and the sceneries of summer. I like sunflowers very much because it seems to give me the energy to keep up with the summer heat.You can have a meal while watching such a summer view at Soba noddle restaurant "Kyobuan".Their natto mochi and soba noodles are really delicious.There is a sunflower field at the back of the store, and you can also enjoy watching them from inside seats and outdoor terrace seats.My stomach rumbled just at lunchtime, so I went to "Kyobuan" with excitement.And I was looking forward to seeing their sunflowers but they are already gone.So I asked the staff about the flowers."It was the best time to see them the week before last The week."Oh no...The owner and the staff said, "They bloomed like this for this year."And showed me the pictures of the sunflowers.Straighten up to the sun.Wow, it's so beautiful, and there is a path through the sunflower field. It would be fantastic to walk there.I missed the best time to see sunflowers.But I don't miss Kyobuan's delicious soba (lol).I had a "cold oroshi soba noodles with fried natto mochi" for this time.Oroshi meens "grinded daikon radish".And Natto is fermented soybeans and mochi is rice cake.As it was a hot day, the cold soda was the best choice.It is delicious eaten as it is, but it is also good to dip it in the soba broth!It was very delicious.I heard that sunflower seeds will be harvested properly and planted next year as well.Actually, this field will become a field of cosmos.I look forward to autumn as well.I missed the best time to see the sunflower field.Don't miss the taste of Kyobuan.Cold soba is ready to eat!◎ Natto Mochi and Soba Kyoubuanhttp://www.keihoku-m.com/kyoubuan_top.html
Colorful summer vegetables
The muggy days of the rainy season continue.The rainy season makes me no appetite, and tired.I heard that when the air pressure drops, the parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and make us feel sleepy, sluggish and stressed.We should sleep and eat well in order to overcome the rainy season. How about eating fresh summer vegetables? At this time, there are a lot of delicious summer vegetables at Woody Keihoku. I love summer vegetables, so I often go shopping there.I love eating fresh tomatoes. Also, I make tomato sherbet with honey, it's so yummy.Peeling off tomatoes in a hot water and freeze them, then put them in a food processor.It's very easy to make.They have zucchinis, eggplants, pumpkins and many kinds of vegetables.Those vegetables are carefully made by farmers in Keihoku.There is a new cashier in Woody Keihoku.It's semiauto and easy to use.We often see them in supermarkets recently. If you're not sure how to use, ask the staff of Woody Keihoku.Why don't you try Keihoku summer vegetables and stay healthy during the rainy season?------------Woody Keihoku1 -1 Kamiterada, Keihoku-Shuzan-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City postal code 601-0251Phone & Fax: 075-852-1700Open: 9: 00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.Closed: New Year holidayshttps://fuw.jp/woody/
Keihoku special soft serve
It gets humid in the rainy season.When I was walking on the street in the downtown in Keihoku.I heard local grandmas are chatting.Grandma A"It's humid today. I want to have ice cream or something."Grandma B"Yes, it's a good idea!"I was going to be a grandma C and join their chat saying "Yes, I want to eat them too!!".But I didn't talk to them.The chat made me want to have something cold and sweet. So I went to Woody Keihoku to get local special soft serve.They have many varieties for flavors such as miso and Kyo-tona(Kyoto local leaf vegetable), pumpkin, azuki red bean, sake-kasu, Kuromoji (special aroma Tree), melon.Soft serves are used local ingredients for flavor like a vegetable. I chose Kyo-tona(Kyoto local leaf vegetable) taste.I thought it tastes "kind green" but it was pretty good.It's sweet and refreshing.I had the soft serve in a resting room with a bear in Woody Keihoku.It's nice to try the unique taste soft serve.Why don't you try them at Woody Keihoku opens at 10 am - 6 pm.Soft serves serving until 5 pm.https://fuw.jp/woody/
"green tail" makes dogs and you happy
Do you have a dog?If you have one,Imagine your dog is playing freely in nature.Didn't you get smiled just now?Actually, there's a place where dogs can do so in Keihoku.This time, I would like to introduce you "green tail".Green tail is a dog hotel and nursery in the nature of Keihoku.The dogs can learn how to communicate with each other and learn how to discipline while playing in a dog run or in nature.Exercise (playing) and training are done according to your dog's personality, breed, and age, so you don't have to worry.Dogs can enjoy the nature of Keihoku.Mr. Oshima(from green tail) takes dogs to the river in this season.(The pictures are taken by green tail Mr.Oshima.)Dogs can play with snow in winter and fully enjoy nature.If you want use the service, they will pick your dog up and drop you off at your house, so it's easy.Green tail is perfect for people like these below."I want my dog to play in nature or in large places.""I want to develop my dog's socialization (to be friendly with other dogs, etc.) or the ability of puppies.""I want my dog to play with other dogs.""He or she is easy to fight with other dogs.""I'm busy and do not exercise dogs often.""My dog has too much energy.""I want to relax for a day.""I have to go somewhere."and so on.If you think any of them, green tail can help you.Mr. Oshima is friendly and easy to talk to, so please feel free to contact him."Green tail is a place to maximize the happiness of dogs and humans."Mr. Oshima said.On weekends, dogs and owners come to the green tail to play at dog runs, do BBQ and interact with Oshima and other owners.Actually, Mr. Oshima is a photographer specialized in dogs and he takes great pictures of dogs.You can see a picture of Mr. Oshima on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/greengreentail/We have a service that you can buy Mr. Oshima's original poems and pictures by listening to dogs or your story with your dog.Mr. Oshima is an interesting person who tries many things.If you have a problem with your dog, why don't you ask green tail?---------------------------------Dog village green tail5 Hirono, Uno-cho, Keihoku, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto 601 0275, JapanTel: 075-852-1535Mobile: 090-6732-4167HP: http://greentail.main.jp/Face book:https://www.facebook.com/dogvillagegreentail/"fees"Yama-asobi (nursery school)-Small Dog 4,200 yen (the 2nd dog: 3,500 yen) Large Dog 4,500 yen (the 2nd dog: 3,800 yen)Pick up is from 7 AM to 9 o'clock and drop of after 5 PM.-Hotel-1 night 2 days 6,000 yen (7,000 yen for the first time only) ※ 1 week or more with long-term discountWe will pick you up from 7 AM to 9 o'clock and send you off until 10 AM.*The afternoon delivery is 3,000 yen more.*For those who live far away, please consult with us at (city).-Private at-home discipline lesson-4,000 yen for 1 time -chartered the dog run-Reservation required. Please call us.Various Events※ Each season events are announced on the website/Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/dogvillagegreentail/
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Erba kobo guesthouse
In recent years, farmhouse guesthouses have increased in Keihoku. So you can experience and enjoy deep rural Japan in Keihoku.Among them, "Erba Kobo guesthouse" is one of the most distinctive.At Erba Kobo guesthouse is like a modern art gallery in nature. The owner Mr. Hagiwara self-built this place, and used to run a cafe gallery where you could see his and his wife Toshiko-san's artworks and also could have a nice pizza.The bedroom on the second floor looks like this. There 2 rooms for a relaxing space.(You can sleep on a sofa bed if you want.)This guest house is not only accommodation but also as a rental space with a kitchen, it is perfect for people who want to party in nature.The guests were having a BBQ party when I visited there. (BBQ facilities are free to use.) Mr. Hagiwara and Toshiko-san love dogs, so pets are also welcome.She also has a pet salon dedicated to small dogs, so you can also ask for a dog's haircut.Of course, you can see their artworks at the guesthouse.Toshiko-san is a felt artist and she makes cool hats, scarfs, brooches and other things.Mr. Hagiwara is very talented. He is an iron artist and a potter, and he used to make race push bikes and other things. They exude an exquisite atmosphere.I love these laid back old man series.Actually, I thinking to get one of them.They are taking a cynical attitude toward the world and saying "I don't care what's going on in this world, And I go my way. "They gave up from secular society and now at the state of enlightenment.That, I felt like this by looking at them.Actually, the model of those works is Mr. Hagiwara.This wood stove is also made by Mr. Hagiwara. He is planning to offer iron and pottery making deep learning 2 days workshop.In the pottery workshop, He shows you how to make miniature pottery kiln and next day you can create pottery using own kiln. If you participate in the workshop, you will get own kiln and you can become a potter.I really love to participate in this workshop."Recently, a lot of nice ideas come to mind, and I'm trying to make it happen. This guest house can be used in various ways, please feel free to contact us" Mr. Hagiwara says.And the price is quite reasonable.Please see the details below for details.It's not well known yet, so I think I can now make a reservation on my favorite day.----------Erba kobo guesthouse090-7112-229231-9 Hazamadan Keihoku Shimoyuge, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto Cityfacebook https://www.facebook.com/erbakoubou/?ref=py_cHP https://erbakoubou.eyado.net/ Accommodation fee¥ 5,000 per person per night (from 2 persons)Whole building rental From ¥26,000.Small dog 500 per nightMedium-sized dog 1,000per night※ Meals are self-catering.They can prepare a simple breakfast if you want.Rental space (approximately 10 people available)9:00 to 18:00 8,000 yen18: 00-22: 00 5,000 yen9: 00-22: 00 12,000 yen
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Keihoku Craft Series ⑤ "GENTA YASUI ART LAB."
I introduced Keihoku Atelier crawl in this blog before, so I visited an atelier while the event period.The atelier I visited is Genta Yasui Art LAB. Mr. Yasui's original artworks were exhibited in the atelier. You can see the graphics resin that drawn on acrylic. I was getting into his mysterious art world. ??What do you think these are? Actually, these are rings.Wait, all shapes are not ring. Can I call them ring?They are completely beyond the concept of my image of rings.I thought these are uncomfortable to wear.So I tried one of them.!"wow! it is pretty comfortable!"I asked him how it can be so comfortable even this strange shape."I make these rings based on anatomy" he answered.Well, that's why I feel comfortable.Moreover, when the rings are not worn, it is also cool as a room ornament. These skulls are also rings.Honesty, skulls are not my type, they are kinda scary for me.But Mr. Yasui's skulls are beautiful somehow. Maybe because of anatomy based work. Such a cute piece too. Mr. Yasui focuses on capturing the beauty in the dark and expressing it into his artwork. This is Mr. Yasui with his daughter.He works not only with jewelry and artworks but also with collaboration with local artisans.By the way, on this day I asked him to adjust my wedding ring.He is very friendly, so please feel free to contact him.He would make something beyond your imagination.-----------YASUI GENTA ART LAB.http://gentayasui.com/