Japanese Festivals: Hamamatsu Matsuri/濱松まつり on May 3~5th!

Hamamatsu Matsuri/濱松まつり is one of the major festivals held in Japan!

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Posters are hung even inside Shizuoka JR station!
It is an old Festival as it was held since the Muromachi Era (1555~1569).
It has been more or less been held in its present form since 1884!

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The main reason for its international fame is the enormous kites flown during the 3 days of the festival and especially on May 5th, Boys Day, as the family of each newborn boy will fly one those immense kites!

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This year it will be held from may 3rd (Saturday) to May 5th (Monday), all National Holidays!

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and don’t forget that the Festival lasts into the night every day with floats and many other events!

Check these sites for more information:
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/hamamatsufes.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamatsu

A great day for photographers and tourists!

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Japanese Gastronomy on Noren/暖簾/Entrance Curtains by Koutarou Mizuno/水野光太郎光太郎!

the other as I was reporting on the Tea Festival in kanaya, Shimada City, I was invited by a local to visit a special art exhibition privately held by a local citizen!

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I understood at once it was about dye works when I found the noren/のれん/entrance curtain!
Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for many dye works artists including Keisuke Serizawa and his disciples!

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The artist name was Koutarou Mizuno/水野光太郎!

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Koutarou Mizuno was actually born in kanaya in 1911!
he graduated from the Japan university industrial studies Faculty in Architecture in 1932.
He was very active in teaching in many national schools until 1977 and departed from this world in 1992 aat the age of 81
After a fateful meeting with wood block print artist shigeru kuriyama/栗山茂 in 1950 he became an active dye-work artist from 1951 until his last days!

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The artist’s sketchbook!

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The initial dye works!

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The artist kept his passion alive till his last days!

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Vegetable Noren!

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fruit noren!

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Eggplant noren!

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Daikon noren!

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The exhibition included other dye works such as these fruit!

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Vase noren!

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Flower kimono!

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Flowers and plants partition!

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Japanese Festivals: 21st Horai Bridge Festival in Shimada City (May 24~25th)!

Horai Bridge in Shimada City is the longest wooden pedestrian Bridge in the World!

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The Oi River was at its most difficult to cross in Shimada City along the Old Tokaido Road prompting the Meiji Government to build the (still) longest wooden bridge in the world, the Horai Bridge, in 1879. It is 897.4m long and 2.7m wide.
Not only it deserved to be walked across for a great vista but it also has the great merit to lead to vast green tea fields beyond a small mountain ridge along a lane dotted with statues of Seven Deities.

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The Horai Bridge Festival also called 蓬莱橋ぼんぼり祭り/Horai Bashi Bonbori Matsuri/Horai Bridge Bonbori Festival will be held for the 21st time on Saturday may 24th and Sunday 25th. In case of rain canceling the event it will be held the following week end.

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it will include parades in Edo and Meiji Era costumes, samisen-playing geishas and so on.

The official hurs of the Festival are 08:00~20:30 (Saturday) ~20:00 (Sunday) with events being held from 10:00 to 15:00 (Saturday) and 11:00~19:00 (Sunday).

Locale: Shimada City, Minami, 2 Chome, 22-14 (vicinity of Horai Bridge), about 1.5 km from Shimada JR Station (20-minute walk).

For more information call 0547-36-9899, asking for Yamamoto san (Shimada Turist Information Bureau)

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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International Bistro: Porco Casa in Ebisu, Tokyo!

Service: Very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: very clean overall. Great washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Quiches and Pork cuisine conjugated on many nationalities! Organic and bio wines list!

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Kenjiroo Okada/岡田憲次郎さん is quite a personage! At a very young 50 (he barely looks 40!) with a strong body built with plenty of biking, he finds somehow the way to open his restaurant day and night non stop seven days a week!
Try and catch a seat on the terrace in the warmer seasons!

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Shizuoka oranges white Sangria!

Located in a very quiet back street of Ebisu, it makes use of lot of of vegetables from Shizuoka Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture and also fruit from Shizuoka Prefecture delivered directly from the producers thanks to M2 labo Inc.’s network in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Kenjiroo is specializing in healthy organic and bio wines!
I didn’t have much of a time to visit him at ease, but at least let me introduce you to the morsels he serves there!

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On that particular he had Shizuoka-grown potatoes sauteed in garlic!

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Now, this is a dish you must try, especially in winter or in cool nights!

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Spare rib and vegetable hot pot!

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I will personally visit the place time and again for that single dish coming in many seasonal fashions!

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Quiches, the way they make them back home in France!
A succulent meal in itself!

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A dish with a twist!
Honey spare ribs!

And more from a friend who has just been there!

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Mangenton by Sanoman Co. in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Pork Risotto!

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Shizuoka Vegetables salad with Raspberry sauce!

You can bet it’s only a start considering the menu varying with seasonal products!

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Chef: kenjiroo Okada/岡田憲次郎さん

tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Ebisu Nishi, 1-15-1, Century Home 1F
tel.: 03-3780-8669
Fax: 03-3780-8669
Opening hours: 11:30~13:00 (lunch), 13:00^17:00 (cafe time), 17:00~24:00 (dinner)
Cards OK

For more information on Shizuoka Prefecture vegetables and fruit:

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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Shizuoka-raised Horie Farm Amagi Shamo Chicken Recipe by Dominique Corby at Le Cordon Bleu Japan, Inc., Tokyo in Collaboration with M2 labo Inc.!

All the products used by Dominique Corby were forwarded by M2 Labo Co. in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, thanks to their intricate agricultural network supporting the producers and products of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Amagi Shamo Chicken is extravagant meat produced by Horie farm in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula. Vegetables were produced by Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City and the whole fresh wasabi were cultivated by Maru Ichi Farm in Utogi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Amagi Shamo chickens raised at Horie Farm are truly enormous and would you believe that their food includes local wasabi leaves and soy milk?

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The organic vegetables grown at Nagomi Farm in Fujinomya City at the foot of Mount Fuji!

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The wasabi grown by Maru Ichi farm in Utogi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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A very attentive audience who saw such products for the first time!

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Naturally dominique demonstrated how to cut such a big chicken!

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Not easy work!

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Wasabi leaves were separated for later use!

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The pieces of chicken were then put inside cooking vinyl bag for a sous-vide/vacuum low temperature cooking process with wasabi leaves and stems to impregnate the chicken with the wasabi flavor!

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While the chicken was being processed Dominique prepared a gratin with spring onions and yellow zucchini!
Great cutting technique!

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He made a point to cut all the vegetables by himself!

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He first fried them with butter and olive oil before putting them inside an oven for a gratin!

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The chicken which by then had been perfumed with wasabi was transferred to a fry pan for further cooking!

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The chicken ready to be cut!

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The chicken cooked to perfection!

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Et voila!

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Amagi Shamo Chicken cooked at low temprature with wasabi, new onions and yellow zucchini gratin!

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

LE CORDON BLEU Japan, Inc
150-0033, Tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Sarugaku Cho, 28-13, ROOB-1, 1F
Tel.: 03-5489-0142
Fax: 03-5489-0052
Dominique Corby on FACEBOOK

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
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Sun-dried Fish/Himono/干物: Extravagant Artisanal Himono at Kaneichi Shop in Mochimune, Shizuoka City!

Shizuoka prefecture produces no less than 50% of all sun-dried Fish or himono/干物 in Japanese and some of them are simply extravagant!
It was an essential way to preserve fish in Japan and still us. The difference is that presently it is becoming more and more a delicacy!

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If you get Mochimune JR Station, walk straight to the sea side and proceed on the right along the street bordering the beach you will eventually find this man-sized billboard!

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The writing of the wall under the roof is not much of an indication but all that netting is there to fend off birds from a real gastronomic treasure trove!

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Now, I have been in Japan for more than half of the years I have lived in this world and this is the first time I found the sight of a whole monkfish/goosefish being hung for sun-drying!

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I wonder how long it takes to dry completely in this natural way!
And how much would it cost? LOL

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A true artist!
Such a praise might surprise some but Mr. Yoshikata Nishina/仁科好方さん has many a talent as I will have the pleasure to explain right away!

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For all his diminutive size, mr. Nishina ha enough energy for two!
When he noticed me hovering the fish being dried in the sun he welcomed me with an enormous smile and invited me right inside, repeating “Don’t worry abut buying, but please do visit my shop at ease!”
Which of course I did, only to find myself admiring at more than the succulent-looking dried fish on display!

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when I saw that ink paiting on the wall I remarked that it reminded of exactly the same artist’s work hung on the wall of my dermatologist back in Shizuoka City!
The answer came up immediately with a grin: “Well this dermatologist actually lives in the neighborhood and it is I who painted it!”

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he went to explain that since he decided to leave his company work quite a few years ago to embark into this venture close to the sea and nature he found himself with plenty of time to indulge into painting and all kinds of activities!

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His talents certainly account for no bounds!

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Even wood sculpture!

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Madai/Japanese red snapper!

But his art is also emphasized by attention to details and health!
he does not use any coloring agents, drying agents or any artificial means!
All the fish is exclusively dried in the sun and wind outside and nothing else, with the addition of some salt and soy sauce!

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Another type of local seabream!

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Salmon. Not local but carefully chosen from Chile!

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A rare deep-sea fish from Numazu!

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Large squids!

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Extravagant Japanese red seabreams and squids!

Most of these will be sold in Matsuzakaya Department Store in Nagoya City!

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No wonder you have to keep the birds from such delicious morsels!

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these are more usual mackerels seasoned with sesame seeds!

You don’t have to go all the way, but can order everything n the Internet!

KANEICHI/かねいち干物店

421-0123 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ishibe, 5-10
Tel.: 054-259-5647
Fax: 054259-5478
E-mail: shop@himonoyasan.jp
HOMEPAGE

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
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Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Sanwa Brewery-Garyubai Junmai Ginjo

This is one sake by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City, that I make a point to taste every year!

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To be honest the label tends to attracts me too much!

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As it is a junmai ginjo you can be assured of a high level!

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Rice Gohyakumangoku (Toyama Prefecture)
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15=16 degrees
Dryness: + 3
Acidity: 1.4
Bottled in March 2014

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Golden hue
Aroma: Assertive. Dry and fruity. pears, custard
Body: Fluid, slightly liquorish
Taste: Dry and fruity attack backed up by junmai petillant.
Complex. Pears, apples with notes of almonds and persimmon.
Disappears quickly with on en even drier note.
Varies very little with food but for a momentarily drier note before turning back quickly to initial dryness.
Late appearance of dark chocolate and coffee beans with later sips.
Elegant and very easy to drink.

Overall: A typical sake from Sanwa brewery.
Definitely drier than the + 3 dryness announced.
A sophisticated sake conceived for dry sake lovers of all genders!
Can be equally enjoyed on its own or with food!
Its dryness makes it a perfect accompaniment with chocolate or nuts if you want to drink away on its own!
Solid, dependable, faithful!!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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