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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This is an incredible place where you can experience the luxuriouslife back in Edo period about 250 years ago.


In Edo Era, Osaka was the centeral business place in Japan.


Kagaya Jinbei was one of the successful business people; he was like abanker in those days.



After he retired, he devoted to develop the rice fields.

The newlydeveloped rice fields were called “Shinden”.



There are four Shindens, including Kagaya Shinden, remained inOsaka Prefecture.



Kaisho means a gathering place.


It was also Kagaya Family’s villa by the sea.


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The gate

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Sward rests at the entrance


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Zen style window.


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The sliding panel paintings are from 400 years ago.

Now it’s got pale but was painted with gold powder.

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View through the kitchen door.


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This stream used to be connected to one of canals which broughtthem to Minami Area, such as Namba, Dotombori maybe for business, orentertainment.


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The waiting place for tea ceremony.


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His name Kagaya, is now the name of the town.




Admission Free


Now the property is owned by the City of Osaka.




4-8-7 Minami Kagaya, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City





About 15 minute walk from Abikomichi Station of Hankai Tramway (Nickname:Chin-Den)

About 17 minute walk from Suminoe Koen Station of Subway Yotsubashi Line(Yotsubashi Sen)

About 20 minute walk from Suminoe Station of Nankai Main Line (NankaiHonsen)




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by berry-raspberry | 2017-02-27 00:10 | Osaka City-Suminoe | Comments(0)
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The old tea company, Tsuboichi bought an old Japanese house which was built over 400 years ago, and renovated it into a nice tea room that everybody loves.

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It employs the tea ceremony guru, Sen no Rikyu’s idea,” Shichu no Sankyo”, which means even in the town, feel like in the mountain or in the nature.

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Matcha is good!
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Japanese sweets is also good!
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Website:http://www.tsuboichi.co.jp/saryo

Saryo TSUBOICHI
1-1-2 Kuken-cho, Sakai City, Osaka
Next to Shimmei-cho Station of Hankai Tramway


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by berry-raspberry | 2016-11-14 00:16 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)

Next to Abiko Kannon Temple

Looks like somewhere in Kyoto, but it is in Osaka City.
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I guess this is the property of Abiko Kannon Temple.
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The apartment building makse the photo the one taken in Osaka.

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by berry-raspberry | 2014-03-25 00:17 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)
It’s New Year’s Eve today.
How do you spend New Year’s Eve in your country?

In Japan, New Year’s Day is the biggest holiday.
New Year’s Eve is very quiet, just like Christmas Eve.
The atmosphere is similar.

These are the pictures taken at Osaka Church on Christmas Eve.
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I attended the candle lit service at this church.
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I arrived fifteen minutes before the service, and this church got packed when the service started.
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This church started in 1874.

The church building was designed by William Merrell Vories, and built in 1922.
Voris was an American Architect, who arrived in Japan in 1905 and lived in Japan in most of his life. He designed Toyosato Elementary School, Daimaru Department Store in Shinsaibashi, and many other notable Western style buildings, houses, and churches.

I love their Christmas Tree with real candles.
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by berry-raspberry | 2013-12-31 23:26 | Osaka City-Nishi-ku | Comments(0)

A Street of Nostalgia

Maybe these old houses were built a hundred and some decades ago.
Kishu Road is well known for old houses but this narrow street is just one block west to it.
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by berry-raspberry | 2013-12-08 13:55 | Osaka City-Suminoe | Comments(0)

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)

Matsumushi and Abeno Harukas

I used to get off at Matsumushi Station of Hankai Uemachi Line to go to learn English Conversation long long time ago.
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I found a new small park close to the Station. It looks like a brand new park.
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Nobody's there. It's too hot and humid in Osaka now.

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Habeno Harukas, the view from Matsumushi Station, now it's officially the tallest building in Japan.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-09-06 23:50 | Osaka City -Abeno | Comments(0)
What is Abeno Harukas?

It’s the name of the new building which is now being built.
It’s going to be the tallest building in Japan in 2014.
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Abeno Area is under the construction all over, except, Q’s Mall is completed.
New pedestrian bridges between Tennoji and Abeno are almost done, hopefully.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-07-31 17:31 | Osaka City -Abeno | Comments(0)
I introduced Karahori before. It’s in the center of the city near Osaka Castle, but it’s the place which still keeps the old atmosphere.

In Karahori, there are some of the old Japanese style buildings which are now shopping complex.
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One of the buildings is “Ren”.

In there, there is my favorite chocolate store, in French, it may be chocolatier, "Ek Chuah".
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There is a cafe inside, too.
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The building is Japanese style, but inside, there are many Western style pictures, and they match to this place pretty well.
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In a hot day, it is very nice to have their chocolate parfait with icecream in it.
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Yeah, after the rainy season is over, it’s been extremely hot !

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by berry-raspberry | 2012-07-27 15:38 | Osaka City-Chuo | Comments(0)
In southern part of Osaka Prefecture, there is a city called Kishiwada.
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People here are crazy about their festival, “Danjiri” held in the middle of September, which people living outside of southern part of saka Prefecture don’t understand.

Anyway, there is a small castle in Kishiwada City. It is not as big as Osaka Castle, of course, but it really is a castle.
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Next to Kishiwada Castle, there is a Japanese restaurant which used to be super rich family's house and garden.
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What made Kishiwada famous was the NHK drama series, “Carnation” which had been broadcast from last September to this March.

It was the story about the fashion designer, Ayako Koshino, who is a mother of world-wide known Hiroko, Junko, and Michiko Koshinos. She was from Kishiwada City.

This street was shot in the drama.
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This is the store Ayako Koshino actually ran.
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There is even a small museum of “Carnation”.
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