My mother and I went to the Akebono Sake(Japanese wine) brewery in Yanaizu town, Fukushima last year.

Yanaizu town is located in the western region of Fukushima prefecture and it gradually became a booming area being the temple town of Enzo-ji Temple.


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         Enzo-ji Temple

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Autumn view of the Tadami River from Enzo-ji Temple


Fukushima prefecture is very famous for its Sake, Japanese wine.

As you know, Tsunami and the nuclear disaster struck in March 2011.

Fukushima’s  products  still struggle with problems related to the nuclear crisis, but  a brewery in Fukushima Prefecture has won the top sake prize in 2015!

This news was a great news for all the sake breweries in Fukushima and also we are very proud of a variety kinds of Sake.

My top recommend is “SnowDrop” of Akebono brewery.

”SnowDrop” is sake made of yogurt, it is low alcohol and tastes sweet.

You can enjoy drinking by being mixed with soda water!


Of course it goes with fish and meat.  You’d love it!




Kimono Dressing

I am into kimono💛

I go to the kimono dressing class once a week. It’s so fun!

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↑ Our teacher showed us how to tie a kimono sash belt 〝Obi“.

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Then I did it by myself……..This is called ” O-taiko”, a way of tying a woman’s Obi called drum knot tying.   Usually married women tied a sash in this way.

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〝3 sash belts for 1 kimono ”

It means that you need to prepare 3 sash belts for a kimono,  you can enjoy the different type of style with 3 kinds of sash belts.

I love browsing some kimono stores to find the secondhand Obi😊

Since last year, I have already gotten many secondhand Obi!!!

Historical houses of old established families in Fukushima City

This is a promotion video of Minka-en in Fukushima City.

There are many

historical houses of old established families in this area, it takes only 6-7 minutes from my house!

Please watch this video and enjoy something Japanese features and tastes.

Come and visit, let me be your guide♡