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This is the "cha mise" at "Kinkaku-ji", the Golden Temple in Kyoto.   And this is Mizutani chaya at the Nara Koen Park.      (photo from Wikipedia) Cha mise (Tea shop) is the combination of the word ...

Cha mise / Cha ya – Japanese tea shop

C, Food to eat, Places to go, T, Things to do

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  Came across a powerful looking tool / weapon in my local DIY store the other day. My first impression was that it was straight out of The Nightmare on Elm Street series. A few questions later, I found out that ...

Clamming – Shio hi gari

C, Places to go, Things to do

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Cherry Blossom season has come and gone for us in Tokyo, but as always it was a lovely time of year. Their season is usually from end of March to early April. And I believe it's the best time of the year to visit ...

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

C, Places to go, Things to do