Sunday, April 30, 2017

The art of knife sharpening

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The art of knife sharpening

Inside the department store Takashimaya, you will always find something unique in the way of traditional Japanese crafts beind demonstrated. This visit was to see and learn how to sharpen knives. This is an art.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nihonbashi area of Japan

To anyone who understands the history behind the "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō", the first station was the wooden bridge that was located in the Nihonbashi district. It is memorialized today with lions and plaques. This is the first station on the road to old Kyoto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihonbashi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifty-three_Stations_of_the_T%C5%8Dkaid%C5%8D



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ikinari Steak - Ripongi

This is a great place for a great steak. It's a chain restaurant but relatively small in the number of restaurants they have open. Great food!
http://ikinaristeak.com/shopinfo/shinjuku-2/

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tea Houses and Buddhism at Nezu

Tea Houses are all over the grounds. They are used for private tea ceremonies, where nature combines with the aromatics of tea along with the influence of Buddhism.