Hanami

Are you having nice weekend?

I heard the flower is blooming this weekend and tried to go to Hanami today. But everyone is busy and the weather was also not that good. Wind was too strong to go to Tsurumai park😂

So I just ate a lot today, going around restaurant and cafes. And I am recalling memories of Night Hanami on last Tuesday!

This picture is from Aoi 🙂
Same place but the picture is quite different by the mobile phone!

After grit! is over, I met Aoi at Kanayama station and other members at Tsurumai park. The sun went down, and a red lantern took its place. It was dinner, so everyone might be tired after their own schedule. So I was very thankful for everyone!! ☺️

Red world… A little bit scary

We had dinner after buying food in a supermarket near the park. But it was not enough. And there were a lot of food at the park like Okonomiyaki, takoyaki, Cheese hot dog, strawberry candy, choco banana and so on…. I felt it is a little bit like Osu shopping street.

In front of Takoyaki outdoor shop. It was so cute!
I wanted this more than Takoyaki..
And いか looked so delicious!
So what? I couldn’t help but eating it😂

It was dark and everyone could not see the flowers well, but it was nice to spend time with good friends! And it was just great to have something delicious. Still, I would like to take a picture of cherry blossoms in the daytime someday!😆

Thank you for everyone~

Hokkaido food heaven

Yesterday, I went to Takashimaya to look around special events. The Hokkaido event was hold on the 10th floor of Takashimaya. I went there with Aoi who recommended it to me.

But we had work to do before going there.

Komeda’s coffee

In the Komeda’s coffee shop, we wrote brainstorming and made to-do-list in my left period in Japan. Because Aoi helped me a lot, I could think about the plans with more details and I was satisfied with the ideas we made. Thank you for the support 🙂

Finishing the brainstorming, we headed to Takashiyama to watch and try special products in Hokkaido.

….And there were more people than I could imagine. There were long lines everywhere and I couldn’t even walk well because of the crowd. Still, I enjoyed a lot watching and smelling the all kinds of food there. There were fish, Ramen, sushi, meat, chocolates, Ice-cream, cheese, and even corn & pumpkin soup. All kinds of food famous in Hokkaido gathered! So exciting!

I looooove fish!
Apple pie! look so yummy
It is pudding & cake. The ballon package makes it unique.
we tried cheese!

Besides cheese, we could try ramen, meat, salmon and soup! I am sorry that I couldn’t try the soft ice-cream because of the long waiting line. Everything made me so happy and I wished I could buy all of them. But I just cried with my empty wallet…

I bought one product, cheese omelet. I wanted to buy at least one thing in commemoration of this event and Aoi recommended it to me! I didn’t eat yet and it is in the refrigerator in home. I will say how was it after eating it~

Even if I haven’t go to Hokkaido in real yet, this event comforts me^-^

ramen day

Today is Monday and it is supposed to cheer up and put some effort, but unfortunately I don’t feel well today. I kept coughing and my voice became a little bit strange. But I don’t think it is cold because I don’t have any fever and nothings wrong except throat.

My soar throat make me to want to eat Ramen.. because of warm つゆ in there.

As I say think about Ramen, I recall the day of the Ramen festival. It was two weeks ago, but I can not forget the nice Ramen there! It was at the Sakae, and luckily the day I visited was the last day of the event.

Bought ticket to eat Ramen!
Even though it was cold weather,
a lot of people were waiting for the Ramen

I don’t know well, but I chose Ramen that said to win a competition. And it was not so different from what I expected. It was really nice Ramen!

Looks Yummy!
My friend and I left nothing..

This reminiscence make me more hungry, and increase eager for Ramen. I should eat Ramen tonight!

Delightful Saturday

Did you have a good weekend off? Well, I did!

On the Saturday I spent time with ごとうsan and みずさこsan. It was kind of unique combination. Isn’t it?

みずさこ san promised to buy sushi, so we headed to a sushi restaurant near Nagoya station. When we arrived there, it was not opened yet and we had to wait more longer. But the waiting was worth it because the reward was…

sushi ^O^/ Yeah!! I LOVE SUSHI

The taste was beyond my expectation, and I ate every sushi served. Especially the crab(?) sushi and salmon sushi were the best out of them.

After eating sushi we also went to the Starbucks that I love. I have to refrain from going there, but my steps were automatically headed to Starbucks. The Starbucks was at Valentine’s event, and there were special Frappuccinos. If you order them, you can choose what to add on the Frappuccinos among three flavors, coffee, romantic and chocolate.

I ordered romantic, ごとうsan ordered chocolate and みずさこsan ordered coffee. Unintentionally, all different valentine menus gathered!

Three different kinds of Valentine day’s Frappuccino!
Funny thing is, I also went to Starbucks on Sunday. (In Sakae)

After having coffee in the Starbucks, みずさこsan went back to home, but women’s time was not over!!

As I found out, ごとうsan was a huge shopping-lover like me. We headed to a big AEON mall. It was very kind of her to drive her car to the mall. Thank you very much ごとうsan!

AEON MALL in Nishichaya
In the middle of shopping, we had food in the McDonald’s

Oh! and we also found VERY VERY familiar clothes in a shop!

Hello えさか san..??!! and まなみ san ??!!

I was very excited to see many goods there! We walked over and over in the mall. My legs became tired a little bit, nevertheless I enjoyed a lot.

In the end, luckily both of us bought something!

ごとうsan drove me home as well as to the mall. Thanks to her, I was able to get home safely. I was so impressed by her kindness. Thank you again 🙂

I am always open-minded to the shopping. I like try a new clothes and feel happy when the unexpected style goes with me. So when you want to shopping, please call me anytime~.

Inuyama castle

On 5th of January, I had a special journey with Shiho san. It was an unexpected travel to me because I just thought about eating lunch together(I am very simple person), but Shiho san wanted to show me various place in Japan. She suggested me to go to Inuyama castle together! It was very 感動.

Package tickets for Inuyama castle

On the way going to the Inuyama castle, I asked “Does Inuyama castle mean Dog-mountain castle?” and she said it is right. Why the name is Dog-mountain castle? I am curious.

Anyway, we arrived at Inuyama station! I worried about the weather because it rained a little in the morning. Luckily the weather cleared up.

Inuyama station 到着 ~
Lively street going to the castle.
There were also a lot of shops drawing my attention.

There is a common saying, “A loaf of bread is better than the song of many birds”. Yes! It means 花より団子. Therefore, Shiho san and I decided to eat before going to the castle.

Always tasty Takoyaki
It’s dango! 花より団子~
甘酒, もちぶた Dog, pork
どうぞ ^^

In front of the castle, we found おみくじ. We drew the first おみくじ in 2019!

どきどき … What’s in it?
大吉~ I was very lucky!
I also get 縁 結び おみくじ

Finally we headed to the Inuyama castle. The castle was made of wood, and it made me calm and peaceful.

After going up the steep stairs, I could see the wonderful views in a high place.

Beautiful!

Watching the beautiful scenery on the Inuyama castle, I imagined how will it be beautiful in the Spring 🙂 It puts on airs of elegance and I really liked it.

Spending time in Inuyama castle, we became hungry again. Going back to the station, we tried other foods we didn’t eat yet.

soy suace おこげ串
Tofu grilled with miso
ほうじちゃ Latte & Matcha Espresso

Inuyama castle was very special place. It was really nice to be able to go there. Thanks to Shiho san helped me going the castle! I really enjoyed a lot ^^

It was a pleasant day for the both eyes and mouth.

Hungry holidays

Happy new year to everyone!

あけましておめでとうございます~

What did you do on your holiday? For me, it was absolutely nice holidays. Especially the food made my breaks more perfect! I really ate a lot……
So, I am gonna talk about the food I have on the new year period. If you read this blog, you might become hungry 🙂

2018 12-31
On the last day of 2018, I had Nabe and 御節料理 for dinner with Yoshida san’s family.

Nabe Rie san cooked was really nice

And this is 御節料理 that Naho cooked. She also made the bird shape!

The appearance is really amazing!
Naho すごい!

After eating dinner, I slept about 2 hours before the midnight. When I woke up, the soba was waiting for me! I ate soba in a sleepy state but it was still delicious!.

Because I ate soba in a sleepy state, I couldn’t take the picture. I googled the picture..very sorry

2019 01-01

On the first day of 2019, I went Osu with ごとう san and ゆうい san. Thanks for joining with me~^^. We were full of anticipation for shopping at first. But what happened?? We were concentrating on eating!!

It is ロオパオ. Everyone ate にくflavor

After eating ロオパオ, everyone said “まだ足りない”. So we headed to Takoyaki shop! There were so many people there, so we waited for a long time.

Takoyaki and Miso Kusikatsu

And next.. I needed dessert! It looks like bread in the picture, but actually it is ice-cream.

In the round shape Monaca
there was Matcha ice-cream!

I was also attracted by the choco-banana, and…….

I ate the blue color choco-banana.

When I am eating the choco-banana, I constantly talked to myself in mind.
‘This is the last one, this is the LAST one……’. But the reality is……

Custard たいやき
Happy with たいやき and にんぎょうやき

Luckily(?), たいやき was the last food in Osu. But we don’t go to home yet! Then where?

…… Italian restaurant at Nagoya station!

I ate salmon pasta.

I felt my body become heavier T.T
I think ご とう san and ゆうい san might feel the same way.

The sad thing is, 2019-01-01 was only a beginning of overeating. Still, I was really happy with the food!