KURA: Traditional Japanese Warehouses in Shizuoka Prefecture 28: “Reformed” Kura in Mishima City!

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“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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Whereas the bigger kura are very often maintained by rich individuals or local government these days, some smaller ones are sometimes “reformed/adapted” with various success.
I found the\is one the other day in Mishima City ensconced between newly developed touristic spots!

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The very old windows and doors were left as they were.

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It looked like a real house from a distance!

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The original owner(s) didn’t that rich, though!

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It seems to being used as a storeroom or some kind of atelier!

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With a little effort and more decoration it could be turned into romantic spot at night?

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For all the corrugated iron it seems very solid as the alignment hooks seem in the right position!

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At least it must be very dry inside as the roof is in good repair!

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Juniso Shinto Shrine (十二祖神社) in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

If you get off at Okitsu Station in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City, explore the area from the left of the station not far along Okitsu River and you will find a tiny but intriguing Shinto Shrine!

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“Juniso Shrine (十二祖神社”, which means 12-vessels Shrine.
Now, why this unusual number “12”?

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A plaque is there to explain all in Japanese, but look at it from the other side!

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Here you have the 絵xplanation of the number “12”!
Usually 7 deities are found in Shinto Shrines but this one has 12!
Some locals were glad to explain everything!

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The tiny shrine!

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And its small hand washing stone basin!

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A thin rice straw garland!

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A small stair to the interior!

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The interior with a beautiful “mon/Japanese crest”!

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The money offerings box!

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Traditional tiled roof!

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A lone tree but duly venerated!

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A last look at the roof tiles!

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Good-bye, Juniso Shrine!

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French Izakaya: Dinner at Kuroneko Tei in Hamamatsu City!

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Service: very friendly and laid-back!
Equipment & Facilities:overall very clean . Excellent washroom
Prices:reasonable~slightly expensive
Strong points:Southern, Italian and ethnic cuisines. All kinds of wine! Mainly local ingredients used.

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Akira Fukui is not only a great chef but he supports actively local producers and fishermen by using as many of their products as possible, thus making Kuroneko Tei a very popular place in Hamamatsu City where it is always a good idea to reserve in advance!

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Apart of the regular menu make a point to check the additions of the day and eventually have a word with “Fuku Chan# before ordering!

Yesterday was a belatedly late visit and we did eat our full. Now, what did we order?

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French Bordeaux white wine to start first of all!

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The snack coming with the first drink!

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A big salad not feature d on the menu!

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Mussels meuniere!

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Mochi Ton pork and raw ham millefeuille!

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Italian or French, difficult to say, but really delicious!

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Red squid sauteed with garlic!

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Change of wine with a South African red!

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Sri Lankan Curry with whole rice!

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Just a little spicy!

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Instead of dessert we opted spaghetti with grilled shiradu!

See you there again soon

KURONEKO TEI/くろねこ亭

430-0931 Hamamatsu City, naka Ku, Shinmai Cho, 315-8 (near Shimizu Bank)
Tel: 053-453-9334
Opening hours: 18:00~24:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Credit cards OK
The second floor can be made all on-smoking!

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rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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
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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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