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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shishi-odoshi at Nezu

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Serenity of the Garden at Nezu Museum

While the museum is a wonderful experience, walking the garden grounds takes you back to old Japan where a tea ceremony would take place in one of the several cottages that lie in the landscape, as a part of nature.