Sunday, January 31, 2010

Menu of the new year's party

These photos are dishes for the party.

Sampler of sliced raw fishes, left sliced is tuna and another is Japanese amberjack.

Boiled filed mustard with chips of tried bonito

Anglerfish hot pot

Sampler of Temperas, sweet potato, pumpkin, eggplant, squid, shrimp, onion and butterbur sprout


Teriyaki jaw meat of Japanese amberjack

Fried oyster

Ankake Ykisoba, It's a kind of ramen.


This is finishing menu for almost elbow-benders in Japan.
It seems routine meal for Japanese drinkers.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lightweight drinker in elbow-benders

Yesterday I had a New Year's party with my three colleagues who are elbow-benders.
I usually go to work by my car, but I went to my office in our plant by a electrical train and walk for the party yesterday.
This is the electrical train.

This is a part of distillation equipment in the plant.

It takes for twenty-five minutes from a station to the plant.
This is the party place, Japanese style pub.

There are many kind of liquor in the pub.

Beer and a oolong-tea/distilled spirit, they are liquors for the party.
I tried the oolong tea and distilled spirit as lightweight drinker.
We have great time.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

#003 Pheasant's eyes (福寿草)

Flowers of the pheasant's eyes are starting to bloom.

This is a picture which I took this morning.

Now they are growing another place in our garden.

Because the #1 peach run dry last year, so I cut down it and I moved them to another place in our garden.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Menu of the dinner

The dinner is a prize of a phtography contest which the hotel held.
AyeYai got the prize applying her work, so we did go to Tokyo for the dinner.

These followings are the dinner in detail.
From appetizer,

I missed to take a picture for main dish .
It's a kind of beefsteak with like naan.

to dessert.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Country hick

We were country hick yesterday.

This is express highway in urban center in Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower

A part of Tokyo Bay

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower
This Hotel was our destination for our dinner.

We were in a Chinese restaurant in this hotel.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The process of the three kind of rice-cakes.

We attended Don Don Yaki as new year event last Sunday.
We enjoyed the event, especially I did enjoy the three rice-cakes.
So I would like to introduce the process of the rice-cakes.

1 : steam mochi rice

2 : set the steamed rice in a rice mortar.

3 : knead the rice by beetle

4 : and knead more

5 : and them pound it by beetle

This is very fresh mochi.

6 : coat toasted soybean flour and bean jam, blend with grated radish

These are the rice-cakes.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Don Don Yaki

Don Don Yaki means to pray for good health.

Offering Altarage, it's new year's event which was held yesterday.

These are altarage.

This is Don Don Yaki, Yaki means burning.

We burn some goods which were used by each one last year.

This is mochi pounding.

These are three kind of rice-cakes.

And amasake, it made of sake-cake.
We are able to enjoy these typical new year's foods at that day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


No, it's flying balloon.

We found out it in the sky on our house at 7:00 am 17/Jan./2010.

It's fine and cold day.

No one thinks it UFO ha.ha.......ha.