Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

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I went to Kobe Muslim Mosque

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In the middle of April, I had a chance to go to Kobe Muslim Mosque.
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This is the first mosque in Japan founded in 1935.
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There was a teaching about Muslim, and I learned a little.
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It was serine.
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When I went upstairs, a woman was praying silently closing her eyes.
So I closed the door and did not go inside.
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So peaceful, and so glorious place.

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by berry-raspberry | 2013-05-01 00:29 | Hyogo | Comments(0)
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JR Sanda Station is only about 30 minutes away from JR Osaka Station, downtown Osaka, by express train, but its scenery is very different.

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There was a women’s meeting at “Nikiya”, a soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant. It is about 10 minute drive from Sanda Station.

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This restaurant has its own farm and they grow vegetable organically.

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We had course menu. All food has no additives.

Here is what I had:

Fresh vegetables
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New Year's Dish, Osechi Style Appetizer
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Soba with grated turnip
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Fish in soup
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My favorite, Tempura
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Chilled Soba
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And Dessert and Coffee
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Yummy!


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-01-18 17:59 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Watercolor Exhibition in Kobe

There was my favorite artist's watercolor exhibition at a cafe in Kobe.
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Of course, I enjoyed cake and coffee after seeing beautiful paintings!
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by berry-raspberry | 2009-08-12 15:46 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Takarazuka

This year, I started to teach once a week at a university in Takarazuka City. Takarazuka City is in Hyogo Prefecture and it's in the mountain side. My first day was a fine day in April, and cherry blossoms were beautiful in the neigborhood of the university.
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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-19 22:05 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Koko-en

Koko-en, a huge Japanese gareden, is located next to Himeji castle. According to the broacher, it was constructed in 1992 to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the establisment of Himeji municipality.

This place itself was a samurai's house and garden from Edo period.

There were not so many people on this day. Birds were singing, water was flowing. The entire garden was serene.
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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-10 20:45 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Himeji Castle #4

These are pictures taken outside of buildings.
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Each hole was for placing guns in case of an enemy came up to the castle.

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A guard must have been here.


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This building looks like a house, but this is the place where Harakiri (Seppuku), the samurai's ritual suicide was taken place.

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This is "Okiku's Well". There is a famous ghoast tale from old days, which is called "Banshu Sara Yashiki". The story says Okiku, a female servant in Edo period, was thrown into this well and died. You may be able to see her ghoast???
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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-09 12:16 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Himeji Castle #3

These pictures were taken in Nishino-maru, West Baily Building, where Princess Sen (Sen Hime) used to live.
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You can see Princess!!!
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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-08 12:59 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Himeji Castle #2

Himeji Castle has been a world heritage since 1992. According to the broacher, it stated to be built in 1333, and was completed in 1609.

There pictures were taken inside of the main building.

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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-08 12:49 | Hyogo | Comments(0)

Himeji Castle #1

One fine day in March, 2007, I had a business related meeting in Himeji. After the meeting, I visited Himeji Castle.
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by berry-raspberry | 2007-05-07 20:35 | Hyogo | Comments(0)