29th January cloudiness occasional flurries
Anglerfish hot pot in Shibaya last night.
In Japan, anglerfish hot pot is a popular winter dish.
You are able to eat most of anglerfish's parts.
They are called "7 tools", which is the liver, the fins, the ovary, the meats, the stomach, the gills and the skin.
You shouldn't even throw away the bones, because you can get good soup from them.
Though the face of anglerfish is grotesque "No part of them should be thrown away!"
28th January cloudiness occasional rain The wind is so strong.
This is the king of the crab that is called snow crabs.
These were cooked in Shibaya last night.
Snow crabs get a different name according to where they are caught.
In Ishikawa Prefecture they are called "kanougani", while those landed in Fukui Prefecture are known as "echizengani".
Also, they are called "matsubagani" in Kyoto and Hyougo.
Crab is one of the Japanese people's favorite winter foods.
27th January shine All day today,it will be good weather.
This is sweet treats that received from the guests in Hokkaido.
Do you know Hokkaido?
Hokkaido is a prefecture that is located in the northernmost of the Japanese Archipelago and is the largest.
And, Hokkaido is famous for good quality beans, milks, and butter.
26th January shine Fair, later, occasionally cloudy
This is the whale meat.
“Kujira Tataki”, that is whale meat chopped with a knife ready for sashimi.
It eats with ponzu sauce that puts ginger.
Ponzu sauce basically is soy sauce of various citrus juice.
Whale meat and muktuk is only occasionally seen in the Omi-cho Market.
I think about the menu by receiving the recommendation goods of the fish shop every day.
25th January cloudiness occasional flurries
This is bonsai plant of plum trees.
Plum blossoms in the room of Shibaya is full-bloomed.
It seems to mark the coming of spring.
Plum blossoms typically bloom in February and March in Kanazawa.
If that helps, cherry blossoms in kanazawa bloom in early April.
24th January cloudiness It is relatively warm this morning.
This is rare fish that is called "Mizuuo".
The every part of the body is covered with the mucus of gelatinous quality.
In Japanese cooking, fish is often simmered in soy sauce based broth.
This is recipe called "nitsuke".
Put dashi, sake, soy sauce, mirin, and ginger slices in a large pan.
Put on high heat and bring it to a boil. Place the fish in the broth.
Put on a drop lid and simmer the fish for about 15 minutes.
22nd January shine light snow falls at dawn
"Hirekatsu" at Shibaya.
Hirekatsu is pork, but all of the fat is trimmed before battering and frying.
Hirekatsu is not traditional Japanese food, however, many Japanese love Hirekatsu.
Cut fiber of meat and season with pepper and salt.
Coat with flour thinly on both sides.
Dip in eggwash.
Coat with bread crumbs.
Heat oil at about 170 degrees and fly coated pork with it.
Fly both sides well.
20th January shine sunny but cold morning
Japan Airlines is one of the representative business of Japan.
The Japan Airlines filed a petitioned for protection with the court under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law on January 19.
Liabilities are about 2,322,100,000,000 yen!!
The Japan Air Lines hotel is seen from the window of Shibaya.
What is going to happen to the hotel?
19th January shine it will probably be warm
We can get on a voluntary basis the annual group medical examination.
I got group medical examination last month, and the result was received today.
The body of me that have spent virtually a half century is getting better weak.
I think there is nothing more valuable than good health.
18th January shine Nice weather we're having.
This is a octopus ball machine of home-type.
My daughter is making it by using octopus dumpling powder, the welsh onion, and sausages,konjac.
If you changed powder,you can easily make anything.
For instance, sponge cake...
This octopus ball machine is purchasable at about 1000yen in Japan appliance dealer.
16th January cloudiness The snow accumulation doesn't increase.
It is a day of the son's high school examinations today.
The number of entrance exam for high school of the Ishikawa prefecture at current year will become about 86,000 people.
This number has increase by about 5500 people more than the previous year.
RelaxI'm sure you're up to it
14th snow about 30 centimeters of snow in Kanazawa City
I removed snow first thing in the morning.
The snow this morning was light and appreciated.
At this time,
You can watch the snow fall while taking a bath in an hot spring of Shibaya.
The bath of Shibaya is a warm water of abundant minerals.
And it is effective in relieving fatigue.
You can enjoy this bath free of charge.
"We hope that travelers will be able to relieve their fatigue in this bath of Shibaya."
13th January fine occasional snow big windy day
This is a breakfast of our family in this morning.
My daughter awoke early in the morning because of the sound of a strong wind, and cooked this breakfast .
I can do my best by this.
Currently, the snow is falling thick and fast.
How much will the snow pile by tomorrow morning?
12th January rain Forecast of rainy day all the way through.
"Sushi Tora": Today's lunch had a lunch here.
This shop is located next to Shibaya.
The lunch of 6 Nigiri Sushi and seaweed-wrapped rolls,cooked dish and miso soup is 800 yen.
This is recommended!!
And,You can eat Kanazawa's local specialties "Jjbuni" at 1,000 yen.
9th January cloudiness mass of clouds cover the sky
They was drinking the plum wine that I made though one tells oneself that"this is very good".
And ate also "Okaki".
Okaki are traditional Japanese rice cracker with is delicately flavored with soy sauce and/or salt.
Please enjoy the travel of Japan of 46 days and better watch out for yourself.
We'll see each other again some time.
7ht January cloudiness cloudy with a chance of rain
It's 5-minutes drive from Shibaya(Kanazawa staithion).There is a Kanazawa social insurance hospital.
The hospital conform in all its aspects to beige and moss green, It was like I was in hotel.
Four beds were put on the sickroom like the semicircle. And, space per person was wide.
Kanazawa city is number of physicians per 100000 population and number of beds stand high in Japan.
5th January rain The blue sky is seen but it is raining.
We buy good-luck amulet "Omamori" at first visit to the Shinto Shrine .
Omamori are charms to bring good fortune and expel evil.
There are a variety of charms, including those for safe driving, business success and good health and safe delivery and in examination success.
3rd January rain occasional sleet
This is a household altar of shibaya.
Household altars are found in many Japan homes for conducting everyday services.
People place rice wine "Sake" and rice cakes and more on the altar during the New Year to wish for the safety of their families and success in business.
2nd January rain Sometimes mixture of snow and rain
Calligraphy is one of Japanese culture.
The writing for the first time in the New Year is called "kakizome". (traditionally on January 2)
Most of the elementary schools and junior high schools do kakizome as homeworks on winter vacation.
We write auspicious words with a brush.