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

by berry-raspberry

Old Houses in Kishu Road

Kishu Road is one of the old road, which runs from Wakayama to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine in Osaka.

During the New Year Holidays, I wandered around Kishu Road area in northern Sakai City, where Hankai Tramway is running.
e0046748_13192594.jpg


Here are some pictures of old houses.
There is a long history in Sakai City.

e0046748_13201964.jpg





e0046748_13202594.jpg
e0046748_13203167.jpg




e0046748_13203818.jpg

This is about 400 years old house, and now it's a tea room owned by Japanese Tea compoany "Tsuboichi".




e0046748_13215910.jpg


e0046748_1322146.jpg

This looks like an old house, but it's actually the Museum of "Hamono"

Hamono means bladed objects like knives and swards.
In Edo era, Sakai produced a lot of traditional crafts and still now, they have produced knives.

Professional chefs like to use ones from Sakai.

I saw Martha Stewart using one when I watched her show on TV.

This museum opens every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
It's between Myokokuji-mae Station and Hanataguchi Station of Hankai Tramway.


e0046748_13314310.jpg

Western Style "Retro Building" near the Yamato River.


I think Sakai City is a visitor friendly place.
e0046748_13331287.jpg




[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2015-01-05 13:48 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)
Believe it or not, Osaka produces grapes.

It used be the 2nd grape production prefecture in Japan long time ago, but still now, it’s Osaka’s agricultural specialty.

There are vineyards in eastern part of Osaka prefecture which is called Kawachi Region and some of them are for wineries.

There was the event to celebrate 100th anniversary of Katashimo Winery last month.
e0046748_18302776.jpg



e0046748_1830475.jpg
e0046748_18305868.jpg
e0046748_18311139.jpg
e0046748_18311924.jpg
e0046748_18315796.jpg


Would you like to taste Osaka Wine?


[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-12-07 18:40 | Osaka Pref Kashiwara | Comments(0)
This is the new Glico Billboard.
e0046748_23565687.jpg


What's new about it?

Well, the color changes at night.
e0046748_23573734.jpg
e0046748_23574525.jpg



[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-11-20 00:01 | Osaka City-Chuo | Comments(0)

Glico Billboard in Dotombori

Until a few weeks ago, Glico Billboard in Dotombori, a symbol of Dotonbori was like this:
e0046748_23431289.jpg

Then all of a sudden, it was covered with the screen.
e0046748_23442751.jpg

Now it's like this:
e0046748_23452271.jpg

It's the painting of an actress, Haruka Ayase.

New version is coming soon.




?







e0046748_23463622.jpg

[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-09-14 23:51 | Osaka City-Chuo | Comments(0)
About a week ago, I went to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine just to walk around.
e0046748_0241170.jpg

e0046748_0243369.jpg

Then I happened to see the wedding.
e0046748_0245942.jpg

e0046748_025838.jpg

I have seen some brides and grooms but this was my first time that I actually saw the wedding ceremony at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
e0046748_0253574.jpg

e0046748_0254216.jpg

[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-07-03 00:27 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Taga Shrine

e0046748_23511059.jpg

In Kojiki, the oldest Japanese history book filled with myths, the deities Izanagi and Izanami created the lands of Japan, and bore lots of deities that are enshrined all over Japan.
e0046748_23513740.jpg

e0046748_23514462.jpg

Taga Shrine enshrines Izanagi and Izanami.
e0046748_23522344.jpg

There are the photos I took on March 21st.

There are some buildings from Edo era too.
e0046748_23532043.jpg

e0046748_23532920.jpg
e0046748_235335100.jpg


Taga-cho is in Shiga Prefecture, next to Hikone City.

Just across from the shrine, there is a quaint street of souvenir shops.
e0046748_23544263.jpg

e0046748_23554100.jpg

Itokiri-mochi, a kind of sweets is their specialty.
e0046748_23552164.jpg

e0046748_23553762.jpg



[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-04-28 23:59 | Shiga | Comments(0)

Next to Abiko Kannon Temple

Looks like somewhere in Kyoto, but it is in Osaka City.
e0046748_07275.jpg


e0046748_073411.jpg

I guess this is the property of Abiko Kannon Temple.
e0046748_08888.jpg

The apartment building makse the photo the one taken in Osaka.

e0046748_08485.jpg


[PR]
# by berry-raspberry | 2014-03-25 00:17 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)