Ryokan SHIBAYA in Kanazawa - Japanese Style Hostel

at home at Ryokan Shibaya (3 minutes walk from the JR Kanazawa Station)

building under construction

     8:30AM
     
31th May  shine  Today is Bright and sunny!!



   

   
Previously, There were large leisure facilities.
It was finally demolished, and construction started though it was the vacant lot for over a year.
What is built up?  It is a fun for me!



Guest from Tokyo

     7:40AM
     
30th May  cloudiness  mostly cloudy


    
He is come to Shibaya on business from Tokyo.
He gather edible wild plants between jobs.
This is Japanese butterbur.
   

     
I cook wild vegetable that he gathered.



Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)

     8:15AM
     
29th May  cloudiness  feel cold and turn on a heater


     
What are you people doing?
You seem to be having fun.


  
Yes, We are serious!

        
What is this? I see you expect horse racing.

        
The Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) will be run on Sunday 30th May over 2400m at the Tokyo racecourse.


strawberry jam

     7:40AM
     
28th May  cloudiness  Possible rain is few, but it is cold.



  

  
The strawberry season is nearing an ends at Kanazawa.
They made jam that to eat a lot of the loved strawberries.



baby's guest

     8:30AM
      
27th May  rain  It is raining also today.


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Is this kangaroo?   She wore very lovely baby shoes.


       
No, no.
The small object is a cute baby of 4-months-old.
Come again.



"Maccori"

     8:50AM
     
26th May  rain  Today, temperatures are unusually low.




         
This is a typical type of traditional sake from Korea called "Maccori".
It is brewed from rice and wheat in earthenware pots.

I will not get drink tonight.
However, because this was gotten, I had inadvertently drunk.
It's mellow taste and I have drunk a lot.



le 25 mai 2010 au Jardin Paul Bocuse, Ishikawa, Japon

     8:10AM
     
25th May  rain  rain quite steadily



Shiinoki Cultural Complex
  

  
*Amuse-bouche    *Asperges blanches moelleuses,sauce Hollandaise
  
*Côte de porc rôtie au thym,son jus,compotée d'oignons blancs
*Tarte fondante au chocolat noir et créme de menthe , Café


paper lantern "chochin"

     7:50AM
     
24th May rain  It has been raining for a day without letup.



     
The chochin paper lantern is a traditional form of illumination in Japan, made from washi paper.
Chochin are hung outside inn and, we celebrate the Hyakumangoku Matsuri of the Kanazawa city.



Sumo

     8:00AM
     
23rd May  rain  It raining off and on all day.



  
Sumo is Japan's national sport.
Today was closing day of the Grand Sumo Tournament.
The national athletic meeting of the high school student sumo wrestling was held in the Kanazawa city.



Flower Arrangement

     8:30AM
     
22nd May  cloudiness  It will be cloudy all day long.



      

      
We had everything ready for the guests!
It is the beginning of busy day.



overlooked sightseeing spot

     9:00AM
         
21st May shine  balmy day



    
          
Ishikawa international salon    
Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange



     
 
    
"Jyonanso"  Old Yokoyama baron mansion

Both admission are free.
Please call on it if you have time.





contraseasonal fireworks

     8:00AM
     
20th May  cloudiness  cloudy with occasional showers



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We set off contraseasonal fireworks with guests.
This is sparkler(sparkling firework).
Japanese fireworks are more colorful and beautiful.
Let's enjoy fireworks with us in summer.



Shiinoki Cultural Complex

     7:30AM
     
19th May  rain  It has been raining for all day long without letup.


   

        

 
I went to the Shiinoki Cultural Complex on today!
The Shiinoki Cultural Complex in Kanazawa has been used as a government facility since 1924.
Though renovated, the complex consists of the Ishikawa Office of a Consortium of Universities, Jardin Paul Bocuse French restaurant, as well as an art gallery and seminar rooms.



Kanazawa photos

     8:40AM
     
18th May  shine  becoming partly cloudy in the evening


       

     http://Kanazawa photos

     
     Dear bill, Nicely done.
     Only you could have done it!
     Thank you so much



season of fresh greenery

     6:30AM
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17th May  shine  Bright and sunny again.



 
   

   
I think that in almost all parts of Japan the best seasons are spring.
In the spring there are beautiful green leaves and a variety of flowers and everything's rosy.
This is a Shibaya's bath in this morning at 6:00AM .




Guests from Israel and Australia and Japan

     7:50AM
     
16th May  shine  sunny for a day of today



   
We palled up quickly.
But, we didn't speak English or Japanese.
He from Nagano Prefecture said,
"I think that's perfectly OK if there was a mind"...



Maisongrace Ange

     9:00AM
     
15th May  shine  cloudless May sunshine



    

  
This is sweet treat in Yokohama City which has a cultured smell of sweet perfume.
They was so delicious that We devoured them all in no time!


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Kanazawa university hospital

     8:00AM
     
14th May  rain  gradual clearing



   

   

      
This is Kanazawa university hospital.
This hospital is one of the biggest or the best in the city.
We are possible to seeing a doctor when we take a letter of introduction.



garbage

     8:00AM
     
13th May  rain  It's very cold for May.




   

   
Garbage is collected free of charge in Kanazawa city.
However, food scraps, pets, and cans, etc. are must separating.
The problem of waste is really serious in Japan.
An increasing number of local governments begin charging local residents for garbage collection.
To dispose of this broken suitcase, We have to pay 500 yen for the Kanazawa city.


"ikebana" flower arrangement

     9:10AM
     
12th May  rain  It's just spitting.



        
          Paeonia lactiflora and Gerbera

    This year's temperature is ↑↓ .
    A recent temperature is like the roller coaster.
    The flower might be surprised, too.



Rakuten travel course

     8:40AM
     
11th May  rain  rainy day all the way through


   
The Kanazawa city hotel inn union course for the current year is "Rakuten travel course. "
The first course was held today.
I have to give it his all!



Japan's photo

     
10th May  cloudiness  It is an overcast weather today.



        
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This is Japan's photo sent from Canada's guest.
It's beautiful and really moved me!
Please feel free to look around. 





Mother's Day

     7:40AM
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9th May  shine  warm May sunshine



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Mother's Day in Japan is almost the same as that in the United States.
The second Sunday in May is a day to respect and thank mothers.
On the day of Mother's Day, it is most common in Japan to give carnation to mothers.


Mister Donut

      9:45AM
     
8th May  shine  Fair, later, occasionally cloudy


   
I ate Mister Donut with children for snack today.
Abbreviation name in Japan is "Misudo", and there are about 1,300 stores throughout Japan.




Clivia miniata

     8:40AM
     
7th May  rain  It's first rain in a long while and the temperature fell rapidly.


  
Walk up the front steps of shibaya, the Clivia miniata flower have now come into bloom.



cleaning

     7:30AM
     
6th May  shine  There is a chance of rain in the evening.



     
My father taked a full day to clean the Japanese Baths today.


Children's Day

     8:00AM
     
5th May  shine  The fine day carry on for a long time!


      
            Koinobori              Hanashōbu "Japanese iris"

 
           Shōbuyu                      kashiwamochi  

May 5th is Children's Day in Japan, and Children's Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually.
At the Children's Day, these include bathing with iris leaves in the water and eating rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves called kashiwamochi.




cleaning

     8:20AM
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4th May  shine  cloudless sky

    
  
   It is a cleaning of the outside wall and the window.

    

Temperature

     7:15AM
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3th May  shine  bright morning


Temperatures in Kanazawa have reached 26 degrees centigrade today.
It was such a nice, warm day today!!



sweetfish

     8:00AM
     
2nd May  shine  warm May sunshine


   
Sweetfish“Ayu” is called the “Queen of clear stream”.
The flesh of the Ayu has distinctive and sweet flavour.



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