It’s been awhile couldn’t have time to write… pardon for my busy life (doing some DIY/crochet/knitting/studying Japanese). Anyway, let’s start from last week… it was our 10th Civil Wedding Anniversary September 5. Well, in the Philippines if you get married you have to be registered in the city hall before you go to a church wedding which is they call it Civil Wedding. And our Wedding Ceremony was December 10.
Not expected to have a nice lunch at the seafood restaurant (not sushi) in Japan and it was very expensive. So, hard to find nice and tasty crabs.
It was cozy restaurant but, a little serving and too expensive for two orders.
Anyhow, I thank my husband for looking this Crab Restaurant, which one of my favorite seafood.
Last weekend we had unplanned trip in Arashiyama. Lovely place to take a day tour.
Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain?) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.
Notable tourist sites
- The Iwatayama Monkey Park on the slopes of Arashiyama. Over 170 monkeys live at the park. While the monkeys are wild, they have become accustomed to humans. The park is located on a small mountain not far from the Saga-Arashiyama rail station. Visitors can approach and photograph the monkeys. At the summit is a fenced enclosure, from within which visitors can feed the monkeys.
- The “Moon Crossing Bridge” (渡月橋,Togetsukyō), notable for its views of cherry blossoms and autumn colors on the slopes of Arashiyama.
- The tombstone of the Heike courtesan Kogo of Sagano.
- Tenryū-ji, the main temple of one of the 15 branches of the Rinzai school, one of the two main sects of Zen Buddhism in Japan.
- The hamlet of Kiyotaki, a small scenic village at the base of Mt Atago, the home to a notable Shinto shrine.
- Matsunoo-taisha, a shrine half a mile south of the area, which is home to a blessed spring. It is also one of the oldest shrines in the Kyoto area, founded in 700. The alleged restorative properties of the spring bring many local sake and miso companies to the shrine for prayers that their product will be blessed.
- Kameyama koen has a stone commemorating Zhou Enlai’s visit to Arashiyama. He was moved by the cherry blossoms and mountain greenery. The four poems Zhou Enlai wrote about his visit are engraved on a stone monument: “Arashiyama in the Rain.”
- Ōkōchi Sansō, the Japanese-style home and gardens of the film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi.
Luckily, the weather cooperate, not that hot.
I’m planning to make of this, but first i need to buy variety Kimono cloth. Soooo cute inside the house. Not to mention, they are very expensive. If your facing in the screen/display the right side display that cost @ 21,500 yen ($180). They call it tsurushibina, tsurushi bina つるし雛 / 吊るし雛 small hanging hina dolls
sagemon さげもん, sagarimono さがりもの, tsurushi kazari つるしかざり
kasafuku 傘福 – “umbrella for good luck”
On Monday (Sept.21), we will have a trip back to the Philippines. Oh, excited to eat the food. We will spend only 7days c’oz for my mother-in-law birthday. I have a lot of things to buy their and to do before we go back to Japan. Just follow me on twitter or instagram for more updates of our trips. My one yr & 6mos will surely appreciate the food in the Philippines. The last time we have tripped in the Philippines she was just 8mos old. And, surely she recognizes the faces of the family on both sides. Excited as well seeing my family…. Very!!!
See y’ah Soon!!!