Tanabata (July 7)

Hello, I'm Asuka from Yokoya Farm. Yester day is Tanabata (Festival of the Weaver) in Japan. (July 7) My daugter writed her wishes on colorful paper strips and hang them on bamboo leaves. Tanabata is an event related to the ...

Japanese cuisines are sweet!!??

2019/06/05   -Blog, Japanese culture
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Hi, I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. I’ve heard foreign tourists feel Japanese dishes are sweet. I certainly also feel they are sweet and salty. For example, sukiyaki, yakiniku, nimono(simmered food), oyakodon(chicken and egg bowl), gyu-don(beef bowl). Those tastes come from ...

Young girls and Hina-matsuri (Doll’s festival)

2019/02/20   -Blog, Japanese culture

Hi, I’m Asuka from Shinshu Yokoya farm. I displayed Hina dolls in Zashiki room with my daughter Yui yesterday. In Japan, there is a habit among families with young girls to display Hina dolls in this season. March 3rd is ...

Let me introduce about miso soup.

2018/11/09   -Blog, Japanese culture
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Let me introduce about miso soup that is essential for Japanese meal table today. Hi,I’m Asuka When you go to a supermarket in Japan, you might be surprised by lots of variation of miso. Here, Nagano prefecture where I live ...

I pickled plums

2017/06/24   -Blog, Japanese culture
 

I pickled plums. Since I harvested the garden plums (called‐ koume), I made plum pickles. Plum is a food that has been popular as preserved food in Japan from ancient times. Plums harvested in June can be eaten throughout the ...