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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One of the largest tombs in the world,Emperor Nintoku’s tomb.

It was built in the middle of the 5thcentury.

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In Sakai City Museum, across from the tomb,you can see a short movie about Emperor Nintoku’s tomb with English subtitles.

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There is also Disen Park across from thetomb.

Ancient mausoleums are only Emperor Nintoku’s,but there are also small tombs in the park, which makes the park calm.


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Ume, plum blossoms are blooming.

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A few minute walk from Mikunigaoka Stations of JR Hanwa Line or Nankai Koya Line.
About 15 minute walk from Goryo-mae Station of Hankai Tramway.





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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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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)
Risho no mori in Sakai City is a museum which mainly exhibits things of and about Sen no Rikyu and Yosano Akiko, which opened about a year ago.

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Sen no Rikyu is the great master of tea ceremony who lived in the 16th century and Yosano Akiko was a writer who were born in the late 19th century.

Both were born and grew up in Sakai City, Osaka.

Next to the exhibition room, there is a tea ceremony room.

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They offer casual style tea ceremony called “Ryurei Teicha”

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There are three main schools of tea ceremony in Japan: Omote-senke, Ura-senke, and Mushanokoji-senke.

At Risho no Mori, these three schools cooperate, and the teachers of each school take turn to demonstrate the ceremony.

On the day when I went, the school was Omote-senke.

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This is a demonstration video which was taken at Risho no Mori.
The teacher is from Ura-senke.
The tea ceremony master demonstrates and explains, and the guest learns how to do it. It’s in Japanese but you may know what it’s like.
But don’t worry. Believe it or not, many of the Japanese don’t know how to do it.

As a matter of a fact, I have experienced attending the tea ceremony but I haven’t learn how to do it. Maybe it’s high time I started learning…..



The admission for the tea ceremony is 500 yen which includes matcha tea and Japanese sweets.
The admission for the museum is 300 yen.

You can go both or you can choose one of them.




2-1-1 Shikuin-cho Nishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka

Two minutes from Shukuin Station of Hankai Tramway.
It's next to Rikyu's Birth place.

http://www.sakai-rishonomori.com



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by berry-raspberry | 2016-05-22 00:16 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)
Tea Ceremony, in Japanese, Sado, is known as a very important part of traditional Japanese culture.

Sen no Rikyu, the tea ceremony guru, was born in Sakai, Osaka in 1522.

In those days, tea ceremony was for male, not for female.
Not only as a leader of tea ceremony, he had even political influence to the authority at the time.

He established “Wabi-cha”, and cherished the feeling of “Wabi Sabi”.
He appreciated the serenity in simple and plain surroundings.


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His house where he was born was a huge place, but now just a small part of the garden is remained. It is amazing that his trace still exists.
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It’s near Shukuin Station of Hankai Tramway.

1-17-1 Shukuin-Nishi Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka

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by berry-raspberry | 2016-05-08 22:11 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)
Sakai City has been well-known for its craftsmanship.
The picture below is one of the craftsmen's factory.
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Making knives has been one of its crafts for over 400 years.
Until the end of Edo era which finished in 1868, when samurais existed, they made swards as well.

Most of the chefs in Japan use the knives from Sakai.
I saw Martha Stewart using the one from Sakai in her TV shows.


There is a small museum called “Sakai Hamono Museum”.

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Hamono means edged tools.


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There is a souvenir shop on the first floor, and small rooms of exhibition on the first and second floors.

There are some English flyers.

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You can see the real craftsmen perform sharpening knives on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m to noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Friday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


You can buy knives and some other souvenirs from Sakai here.

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Sakai Hamono Museum opens every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission Free
It’s between Myokoku-ji Station and Hanataguchi Station of Hankai Tramways.

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by berry-raspberry | 2016-05-05 13:09 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine right after the sunset.
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by berry-raspberry | 2015-10-22 00:33 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

New Hankai Tramway Route Map

I have written about Hankai Tramway a lot, and a lot of people accessed to the map I have remade for the people who can't read Japanese.
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I have noticed that Hankai Tramway developed their website and they have bilingual route map!!!
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Hankai Tramway Route Map

If you clidk the station's name, you can get the time table of the station you choose.



A lot of things have changed.

The fare is 210 yen.
For one day pass, Teku Teku Kippu, it's still the same 600 yen.

The station's name "Minamikasumi-cho" changed to "Shin Imamiya Ekimae Station."

You can go from Tennoji to Sakai directly now, which was not available in the past.

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(Abeno Harukas at night)

Anyway, it has got more convenient!!!!
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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.
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Here are some pictures of old houses.
There is a long history in Sakai City.

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




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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.


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Western Style "Retro Building" near the Yamato River.


I think Sakai City is a visitor friendly place.
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by berry-raspberry | 2015-01-05 13:48 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)

Snow in Osaka

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It was very snowy in Osaka today, as well as in Tokyo. Tokyo has more snow today.
Big cities like Tokyo, and Osaka have trouble especially with transportation when it snows. We are not used to snow.
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In the weather like this, Hankai tram was out of service almost all day today....
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