31th December rain There is a chance of snow in afternoon.
Thank you for the message.
I start this blog in September this year, and am accepting foreigner's customer positively.
Though there are a lot of insufficient points, I want to make efforts to insure customer satisfaction.
It was a pleasure to have you at Shibaya.
I really appreciate it and I'm looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
I wish you a good new year.
12月30日 shine it will cloudiness this afternoon
Did you know that in Japan on the last day of the year ( Omisoka )
we have a custom of eating soba (Toshikosi soba )?
Many Japanese people eat it on New Year's Eve and wish for health and longevity in the year to come.
What if you join us for Toshikosi soba at Shibaya?
29th December shine Today is bright sunny day.
They was very tall and Cool!
It looks like they like beer.
Please careful not to drink too much.
Best wishes for a happy new year.
We are looking forward to serving you again.
28th December rain It might be raining all day.
When Christmas ends, We start to prepare for the New Year.
We call the period from January 1st to 3th "SYOGATSU".
"Toso" or "o-toso" is traditional sake to which the spice of the medicine was added.
Toso is drunk to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life.
27th December cloudiness Cloudy mornings turn to clear afternoons?
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is intensifying the attraction of foreign tourists.
It's understood that Ishikawa Prefecture (Kanazawa city) also started intensifying.
[We would like to ask you for your kind cooperation by filling out this questionnaire so that we can further improve our tourist-friendliness and achieve tourist satisfaction.]
Shibaya's guests are willingly accepting this questionnaires.
We thank you for your time and courtesy in responding to the questionnaires.
26th December rain It's just spitting.
This is "UNIQLO" in Kanazawa.
"UNIQLO" is nationally known chain store and it is expanding to abroad .
It has grown up to the company that represents Japan.
I think the prices at "UNIQLO" stores are very reasonable and the quality of them is very good.
There are a line in front of the cash desk at all times.
I bought the shirt of Heattech.
Do you know "UNIQLO"
24th December cloudiness It will shine in the afternoon.
The world's largest class Christmas tree has been setting up at Osaka Prefecture in Japan.
It is about 27m in height, and bulb of over 100,000 are used.
Under the Christmas tree, there is a special stage.
Christmas song and a lot of performances are being introduced at there.
It's cloudiness now, but according to the weathe forecast, there may be rain.
This is a "black ramen" of Toyama Prefecture Takaoka City.
This ramen contain thick noodles and a richly flavored peppery soup.
I thought it was an unusual taste.
This is the sungan.
I thought this is bobbin but when I ate it, it was very delicious.
22nd December cloudiness There is still a meltwater in the pavement.
Print Club sticker( "PuriKura" for short) is
the machines that lets design and print out stickers with your photos.
"PuriKura" is fast and easy,usually cost about 300yen.
Names or cute phrase can be written on the pictures before they are printed.
"PuriKura" is popular among especially junior-high-school and high-school girls.
You can find PuriKura at gamecenter all over Japan.
19th December graupel It's been snowing on and off.
There is no snowfall in the main road.
However, it is like this when entering the alley.
This is a sugar confectionery that can be eaten only at the New Year.
It is made from sugar and rice cake flour
And, there is a small paper fortune in the center.
We families also are foretelling the new year on the New Year's Day.
18th December graupel The strong wind blows, it thunders, and it is snowing.
I began to write the New Year's card.
The New Year's card is sent as a greeting for the new year in Japan.
We write and send it in December, to be delivered on New Year's Day.
The Tiger of the Oriental Zodiac in 2010 is drawn in most New Year's cards.
15th cloudiness The sky in the west is pitch-dark.
It looks like it could start raining at any moment.
Many traditional Japanese cake that brings luck remain in Kanazawa.
"Goshikinamagashi" is a Japanese cake for Kanazawa's marriage.
The bride go the rounds of courtesy calls with it.
It shows the blessing of five kinds of universes.
They can be bought at kanazawa station for 140yen a piece.
13th December cloudiness gradual clearing
"Okonomiyaki"is a thin and flat pancake cooked on the hot plate.
Mixes the okonomiyaki flour and the egg and tenpura grounds with the chopped cabbage.
Puts it on the hot plate.
Puts meat and seafood on it. Both sides are burnt.
Puts sauce and mayonnaise and dried bonito and green laver on it.
10th December shine Forecast of rain from tomorrow.
Shinto shrines have a "torii"(gateway).
There is a pair of stone-carved guardian dogs.
This is an animal of fictitious of the talisman against evil.
A stone-carved guardian dogs on the right side have't the horns, and the mouth is open.
A stone-carved guardian dogs on the left side have the horns, and the mouth is shut.
Moreover, there is a horse,too.
Horse was thought god's vehicle, and dedicated in ancient times.
Please look when you visit the Shinto shrine!
9th December shine Weathermen are forecasting rain in the evening.
HOSHIGAKI is traditional Japanese dried fruit.
The skin of the astringent persimmon is peeled off, and exposes it to sunlight.
So, the astigent taste is going off and sweetness comes out.
You will be able to find this in the storefront in Japan at this time.
8th December shine glorious day
This is a plant for the New Year that is called "HABOTAN".
It is felt that the New Year is just around the corner when this plant is seen.
We put arrangement of this flower in the entrance during the New Year period.
When it is arranged at the entrance of SHIBAYA, I will introduce it.
6th December rain It's drizzling.
I'm standing often in kitchen with the son at lunchtime of the weekend.
He became oversensitive, caused the eating disorders,
and there was a painful, difficult time.
However, he is settling down now.
I think that cooking saved us.
Naporitan and cabbage roll that he made for family.
5th December shine bright morning
"bonsai" is potted plant of the diminutive trees.
The bonsai that is one of the Japanese traditional arts
seems to be popular also in Europe.
Typical bonsai subjects are pine trees;
but many other types of trees also can be used.
There is a tree as a bonsai because there is no soil in shibaya.
plum tree Nandina
4th December shine sunny but cold morning
The rice cake is made with a mortar"Usu" and a pestle"Kine".
Usually, the rice cake does a white color.
This is a rice cake containing the grass called "Yomogi".
In Japan, in ancient times, the rice cakes were considered to be gifts from the gods.
At the New Year, we eat traditional soup with rice cakes that is called "Zouni".
Let's come to Shibaya, and eat "Zouni" together!!
2nd December shine stay fine for a week or more
Delicious and Heavy Lunch 700yen
There is a good smell coming from window at the lunch time.
It is smell of the grilled meat shop that is on the back side of Shibaya.
I am invited to that smell and visiting it many times.
This shop roasts meat the old way.
"Korean-style grilled beef"