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Pruning of Ume trees

2017/01/31   -Blog

Ume (= Japanese plam) is need pruning in winter season. I pruned some Ume trees in my garden, and I brought the cut branches into the room. Two weeks later, Ume blossoms began blooming because the room is warm !! ...

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It is cold everyday (>_<)

2017/01/17   -Blog

We had snow third time in this season. It is cold everyday.

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2017/01/09   -Blog

Sankurou was held in my town last Saturday. Sankuro is local fire festival. Primary school children gather pine of New year's decorations and builds a tower. Then, they set fire to it and grill Dango (sweet rice dumpling) and eat. ...

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The Story House Cafe

2016/12/23   -Blog

My friends (a married couple) opened Cafe near Matsumoto Castle. They renovated old Ryokan drastically theirself for 6 months. In Japan,there is no culture of renovation, but will increase. “Share build” is receiving attention lately.

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Christmas is coming soon!

2016/12/16   -Blog

I put up the Christmas decoration in the entrance hall. I think these do not suit with my Japanese style house, but it's fine with me because I get a feeling of Christmas!!

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Tsukemono -a pickled Nozawana

2016/12/12   -Blog

Tsukemono are Japanese-style pickles.Vegetables are pickled in salt, rise brain,miso or sake lees. We pickle a large quantity in the same container. We used vinegar and the soup stock for pickles. I seem to eat all the time during winter ...

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From Malaysia!

2016/11/16   -Blog

Thank you fou coming our orchard and picking apples! マレーシアから素敵な団体さんがりんご狩りに来てくれました(#^^#)

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Mochi pounding!!

2016/11/03   -Blog

We tried "mochi pounding" with our friends. It was so good!

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I made art objects with furoshiki

2016/10/08   -Blog

Furosiki is a wrapping cloth made of silk, cotton or synthetics. It has fancy designs on it and can be folded small not in use. I wrapped a tissue box and a basket and wine in furoshikis that was in my house ...

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My friends came to pick Apples!

2016/10/07   -Blog

My friends came to pick Apples!  They hesitated on which one to pick with. There are a lot of large ripe apples in our orchard!