b Cafe in Shimada City!

Service: Very friendly and communicative
Equipment & Facilities: Overall extremely clean. Beautiful Washroom. Entrely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Home–made cakes, fruit juice and coffee! Take-out welcome!

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Yesterday chance served me well as I had arrived early in Shimada City and took some time to look around north of the station at ease just in case I made a discovery.

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That is when I discovered this place bearing two different names, b Cafe and Chubby-Boo!

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It is only after having sat down at the counter inside that I discovered that many locals come to buy their coffee and take out cakes at this counter inside! Very good idea!

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The reason it is also called is because the shop used to house Chubby-Boo looked after Ayano Asaoka’s mother until her daughter joined hands with her in March when they had the whole redesigned to include a small cafe!

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The kitchen is big enough for Beer b Nights 2 or 3 times a month when Ayano also serves light food including ratatouille and gratin to be enjoyed with the beer!

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The menu is pretty extensive for such a small place including no less than 14 coffees, teas and soft drinks with cakes made on site!
If you order a cake the drink coming with it will be 100 yen cheaper!

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I ordered for my first visit a home-baked cheese cake and straight coffee!

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The home-baked cheese cake!

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Really delicious and so appetizing!

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Great coffee!

As this is obviously only my first visit expect more reports as I do have to taste the other cakes and participate to the next Beer B Night!

b cafe
427–0022 Shimada City, Hontori, 1-9-10
Tel.: 0547-35-6538
Opening hours: 10:00 am~05 pm (later on Beer B Nights)
Closed on Wednesdays, 1st & 3rd Sundays
Entirely non-smoking!

Chubby-Boo
Opening hours: 10:00 am~08:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays

AYANO ASAOKA on FACEBOOK

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First Harvest in a brand new Tea Field in Shizuoka with Marufuku Tea Company!

Asami Itoh/伊藤麻実さん, the young owner/manager of Marufuku Tea Comppany/丸福製茶株式会社 in Shizuoka City had been experimenting with organic tea for quite some time with her late father Bunji/伊藤文治さん.
Yesterday I was invited to the first picking/Ichiban Cha ever in a new field she had developed in view to produce more organic tea.

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Asami with a friend and one of her veteran employees!

For this special occasion she had invited many of her close friends for this first ever harvest in her new field!

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The new field is located in high altitude, about 600 meters, along the River Abe in Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Hirano/静岡市葵区平野 in a field called Ogi Hatake/扇畑!

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Even at this high altitude the fields have to be constantly protected from the damage caused by wild boars, deer and what else!

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When I arrived at 9:00 some people already busy hand-picking the tea sunder the supervision of Japan Agriculture Department inspector!

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Asami does not like things being half done!
When devising her new field she also had a wooden house built for tea harvest storage and even modern toilets on top of water and electricity!

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Plenty of space for a car park, too!

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Firewood for the colder season when fields have to be cleaned and tended!

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Some of the morning harvest when I arrived!

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Asami had planted some rosemary along the tea fields as she intends to market a scented tea in the future!

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The part of tea field where I was going to contribute to the harvesting!

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Can you see the new leaves on the trees!

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Each new leaves have to be selected with eye and touch before being twisted out (not pinched out) by hand!

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Tea leaves in my own basket!

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An employee came regularly among us to receive individual harvests!

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It was a hot day even in the morning at this high altitude!

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Two more employees were tallying the crop safely stored away from the sun inside the shed!

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The forty of us had harvested no less than 100 kg by noon!

In the evening I received good news from an e-mail sent by Asami:
Apparently the tea has been judged of high quality and will be submitted to a National Judge Panel!

Asami is convinced this is the fruit of the friendship of all the people who turned up to participate to this first ever crop!

Marufuku Tea Factory (Owner: Ms. Asami Itoh)
420-0006 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Wakamatsu, Cho, 25
Tel.: 054-271-2011
Fax: 054-271-2010
Mobile: 090-3250-4188

CHA-O (Director, Ms. Asami Itoh)
420-0006 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Wakamatsu Cho, 94
Tel: 054-253-8421
Fax: 054-253-8413
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Organic and Healthy Foods & Products at NATURAL HOUSE in Shizuoka City!

If you have the chance to live in Shizuoka City or have some free time to spend inside JR Shizuoka Station, do go to the big Parche Market behind the the railway gates and find there a very interesting shop where you can buy fresh and processed organic foods, but also health foods and health care products of a trustworthy and traceable quality!
The best way for me to introduce all visitors to this remarkable shop is to visit it together through pictures!

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Vegetarian processed foods!

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Report and Pouch Curry and soup!

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Bread and biscuits!

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Tea tasting!

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Health & Beauty products for Mother’s Day!

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Organic vegetables!

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Dressings!

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Cookies & Biscuits!

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Anti-allergic foods!

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Honey & Jam!

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Dried fruit & nuts!

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Health foods including dairies, tofu and so on!

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Beans!

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Curry roux & stew!

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Healthcare Foods!

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Bless the Earth products!

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Juice & Beverages!

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Vinegar!

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Bless the Earth health products!

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Rice & cereals!

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Green Tea & Tea & Millet Tea!

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Organic Beauty!

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More health products!

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And more health products!

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Healthy snacks!

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Honey tasting!

NATURAL HOUSE

Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Parche Market, JR Shizuoka Station, 1F
Tel.: 054-251-5645
Business hours: 09:30~20:00
Cards OK

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Private Garden “Hasu Ike” in Shizuoka city!

Yesterday, having finally recovered from my annual spring cold (the second one, actually!) I found it was about time to shake the torpor out of my legs and take a long ride/walk into some places I do not usually visit in town!

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I’ve known about a private garden since I arrived 38 years ago in Shizuoka City located in Aoi Ku, Kamiashiarai 5 Chome opposite Midori Cho, 10 Chome but funnily enough never bothered to really investigate.

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As I said it is a private water garden and I may not really make the names of their owners public, but many people call it “hasu ike/蓮池”, that is “waterlily pond”!

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By Japanese and Shizuoka standards it is an enormous pond. Completely surrounded by nets, one cannot naturally enter it although it is easy to admire and take pictures of.
Apparently it belonged to a very old family, probably of noble origins judging by the small stone wall keeping the large houses away from the water!

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Waterlilies everywhere!

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But it is not all waterlilies!
More than half of the flowers are splendid ayame/菖蒲/Siberian irises!

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And there are more flowers whose names I haven’t found in spite of my friends’ help!

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Calla lilies!

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Other unknown beautes!!

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And there some other unknown tree flowers to be discovered. Absolutely glorious!

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But all in all these Siberian irises are my favorite!

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Kura: Japanese Traditional Warehouses in Shizuoka Prefecture 17: Wagura izakaya in Shimada City!

“Kura” (in Japanese 蔵 or 倉) means “warehouse” or “Storehouse”.
In traditional Japan, especially during the Edo Era, as most of buildings and urba/village structures were made of wood, fires were the bane of society by and large.
However well-protected a fire would consume a house or buildings and all its properties within minutes.
Hence a special building or warehouse was needed to protect goods and properties against such a catastrophe.
But erecting a storehouse solely made of concrete, stones and some metal cost a vast amount of silver and gold and only rich merchants and nobility could afford them. Even castles could not be built entirely of stone then.

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The other day I had arrived early for an appointment in front of Shimada JR station north exit and dedcided to a walk around the neighborhood, hoping against the odds to find something new and interesting in spite of visiting the place at least once a week!
Out of the blue, figuratively as it was almost dusk and evrything was turning shades of grey and blue, I found one large building housing local izakaya. My eyes were attracted by the traditional lattice design/namako at the lower part of the walls. The building itself was not a kura but my curiosity kept me looking beyond to the next house… and there for all to see stood a splendid kura! Why the heck hadn’t I noticed before!

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I probably had never bothered to look up to discover this beautiful window!

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One other reason was because the whole edifice had been transformed into a traditional izakaya restaurant and the door hadN’t attracted my attention util then
Mind you it is in a back street you do need a purpose to visit otherwise!

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Roofing perfectly maintained!
obviously the neighboring building must have belonged to a rich family who protected their belongings indie that kura!

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Its lower wall is also designed with a namako-style lattice pattern!

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Great atmosphere!

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Japanese Appetizer (O-toushi/お通し): Slow-fried New Potatoes

O-toushi/お通しis actually a bit difficult to translate.
In a Japanese (in Japan) izakaya it is an appetizer that is served with the first drink and that you pay for in general in lieu of a cover charge.
I have nothing against such a notion as it gives you a good idea of the chef’s skills!

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We are in season for new potatoes which are available everywhere these days!
The beauty about new potatoes as there is no need to peel them off as their skin is an added taste and texture!

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As dragon was working late on that day I for once prepared the day’s o-toushi!
Using a Staub (similar to Le Creset) wrought iron pot, I slowly fried new poatatoes with the skin in olive oil, butter, a little bacon, salt and pepper.
I took the them out once their skin had reached a nice “burnt” appearance and placed them in a small pot (discard the bacon as it will be burnt out), sprinkled them with a little black pepper and hand-shredded parsley!

Perfect with the first glass!

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Visit & Tea Ceremony at Cha no Sato/Tea Museum in Kanaya, Shimada City!

The other day I had the occasion to revisit Cha No Sato/Tea museum in Kanay, Shimada City with a few American friends eager to know all about tea!

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the Museum is surrounded by a traditional Japanese garden!

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And inside the garden itself stands a traditional tea ceremony Pavillion!
When visiting the Musuum you can purchase a ticket, either for the Museum visit only, the tea ceremony only, or for both!

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Kanaya is famous for its all over Japan and the tea fields are very near!

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Past the entrance of the Museum you will be able to check the neighboring tea fields on a model!

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A model of traditional tea picking ladies!

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An old traditional Japanese tea set!

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An antique tea pot!

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The old traditional of carrying and selling tea in 100 or 1,000 “ryou” bamboo bags!

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A Russian samovar!

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the entrance to the world tea saloons museum!

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Many visitors from mainland China and Taiwan on that day!

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The place is replete with tea samples from all over the World!

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Another display!

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And yet another display with harvests from all over the World!

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A British tearoom of yore!

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A Imperial Chinese Tea Saloon!

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Inside a Nepalese home!

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Solid gold tea set!

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Another invaluable antique tea set!

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Back to the Nepalese home! (It was particularly crowded with selfies n that day!)

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Complete with traditional bed and furniture!

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Traditional tribal clothes from Southern China!

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A model of the present neighborhood tea fields of Makinohara!

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Japanese tea party of yore!

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A corner of the Museum has been set apart for trying your hand at making matcha tea powder you can take with you as a souvenir!

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Antique Japanese tea processing machines!

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Moriyama Tea Set!

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Wedgewood Tea Set!

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A Ming Dragon pot!

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Then it was time to attend a tea ceremony.
The wagashi/Japanese cake of the month was called “No Hana no Kagayaki/the brilliance of a field flower”!

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The Tea Ceremony Pavilion!

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Walking past the Japanese garden!

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A great source of photographs!

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I’d love to admire this garden in other seasons!

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A special rest area above the water!

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The traditional tea ceremony tatami room!

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All the matcha tea prepared for each guest!

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The matcha tea to be drunk in three sips!

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And a beautiful and delicious wagashi cake tp savor between two bowls of matcha tea!

Access:
Train: 5 minutes by bus or taxi from Kanaya Station on the JR Tokaido Line.
Car: 10 minutes by car from Sagara/Makinohara I.C. on Tomei Expressway
Or 15 minutes from Ojiro I.C. Bypass

Museum visitor’s regular exhibition fee: 600 yen per adult. Cheaper for students, groups and disabled people.
Service hours: 9:00 a.m.~5:00 p.m.
Museum and Teahouse visitor fee: 1,00 yen per adult. Cheaper for students, groups and disabled people.
Service hours: 9:30 a.m.~4:00 p.m.

The teahouse only admission is 500 yen per person (no discount)

Address: The Tea Musuem/Ocanosato, 3053-2, Kanaya, Shimada Shi, Shizuoka Ken, 428-0022 Japan
Tel: (81)0547-46-5588
Fax: (81)0547-46-5577
Closed every Tuesday (the following day when Tuesday is a National Holiday), December 29th~January 3rd.
Parking: free of charge for 9 large buses and 90 cars.

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