Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ghost’s Baby-Nursing Candy

In Kyoto, there is a candy shop that has the longest history in Japan, it is said more than 400years. Name of the shop and the candy is very interesting…..Ghost’s Nursing Candy! It is based upon an ancient folklore like this: One upon a time, a pregnant young woman was dead and buried, and she… Read More »

Japanese dry sweets

Japanese sweets are often served with green powdered tea , so how to represent season is very important. This fresh green dry sweets are from KAGIZEN in Kyoto. Kagizen dates back in 1726, one of the most popular Japanese sweets shops with long history. This is one of their branch opened in 2012. Package comes… Read More »

Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum

Went to see the special exhibition “The World of Sculptured Inlay” at Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum in Kyoto. The Kiyomizu Sannenzaka  Museum is the first museum in Japan to take as its permanent collection metalwork, cloisonne, makie lacquerware and Kyoto Satsuma Ware artworks of the late Edo and Meiji period(from 17th to 19th century). Reason why that… Read More »

Flowers in May

After cherry blossoms fall, various flowers come into bloom. In Japan, most popular flower in May must be  azalea. I can see azalea everywhere in my neighborhood. Mimosa is also beautiful. White and pink dogwood. Confederate rose. From spring to early summer, we enjoy the season blessed with nature.