I wen to Tokyo Mid Town to visit dentist for dental check up. I found interesting summer event there and love to share. Some of them relates to Japanese custom and culture and the foreign visitors might enjoy there together.
There are some craft workshops for kids which offer daily from 11 am to 6 pm.
Ashimizu Water bath for foot to chill your body.
The picture is a image of Japanese warm food bath. The facility is often seen near Onsen hot springs.
The one in Tokyo Midtown is cold water food bath. As you can imagine soaking the food in cold water make body chill. I'm sure it is comfortable in 35 ℃ outdoor! I didn't have enough time today so I didn't experience but I will come back next time visiting.
There are digital art garden and wind chime shade are beautiful. If you are getting tired of the warm weather, it is worth to visit to have something fun.
There are many summer events from July to August through Japan.
Here is the food and drink events list the foreign visitors may enjoy as well as we do.
10th Washu-Fes in Nakameguro
In front of GT tower/ nakameguro-station
1:30 pm to 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm to 7:00pm
3000yen for the entrance fee
"Enjoy Japanese sake for summer!"
Serving more than 100 labels of sake with snacks go well with sake.
Official website only written in Japanese
Harajuku Omotesando Genki festival super Yosakoi and Gyoza festival
Saturday August 25th and Sunday 26th
Address 2-3 Jinnan Shibuya Tokyo
9 min from JR Harahuku station
Enjoy yosakoi dance, originally from Kochi pref. and various gyoza!
Here is the precise map and information
Japonism macaron and sweets buffet
Jun 1st to Sep 30th
At Marble lounge in Hilton Tokyo
Lovely macarons! The event is take place indoor. Japanese young girls love sweets buffet in Hotel dining.
Macaron is French influenced baked sweets, but you will see some of the ingredients and flavor with Japanese retro style presentation. Hope you like it!
Revolving around a Japanese-European fusion theme, 'Taisho Romanticism' takes you back to the 1910's when Japan was influenced by European art style 'Romanticism'. This dessert buffet offers French pastries like macaron, crème brûlée, sable, and more. Apart from quality taste, the dessert buffet is a feast for the eyes as cute rabbit and cat figurines, and Matryoshka dolls surround the pastries. Picture yourself in the Taisho-era with us this June to 13th September.
It's been so warm and humid in Japan. It was 35℃ in Tokyo today but feels like 38℃ sensible temperature.
This summer is warmer than usual. Ordinary, there is now in rainy season until around July 20th and starts the warm summer. However, this season is almost 2 weeks earlier than usual. People are getting tired in such a sweltering days.
The weather forecaster heads-up people to not do physical exercise out side to avoid heat stroke. It's been serious problem in these days.
Drinking slightly salted water is effective to prevent heat stroke, and there are many kinds of bottled flavored salted water in vending machines and convenience stores. Hope you take enough salted water when you walk outside during day time.
The bottled flavored salted water is sold around 120 yen to 150 yen.
The weather might last until in mid September.
Hope you well hydrate and enjoy strolling the city!
Drinking isotonic water is obviously effective to prevent heat stroke, and there are several kinds of bottled isotonic water in vending machines and convenience stores.
The bottled flavored salted water is sold around 120 yen to 160 yen.
You can buy with suica and pasmo card using vending machines in / near stations and convenient stores.
The severe weather might lasts until in mid September.
Hope you well hydrate and enjoy strolling the city!
There is wet and rainy season in Japan. However, I's been clear and very warm and humid days. I need to care for food damage for bento box. The food should be cooled as room temperature before pack the bento box to prevent damage.
The bento box in this term is almost done since my sons school start the exam shortly and no need to bring bento box. Summer vacation is almost there!
sautéed julienned carrots with cod roe
grilled salmon over rice
sautéed eggplant and pepper in sweet miso sauce
"Umami" is one of the basic five tastes, which affects the flavor of food. The tastes of sweet, salty, bitter and sour are common and most people are familiar to, and the umami is newly found taste by Japanese chemist in the late 19th.
There are many ingredients contains "umami"; Cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and bacons, all are familiar ingredients for over the world.
Fermented foods through the world contain umami, that had been invited
fermentation by ancient peoples. People have known umami, something yummy taste from long long before. Now we appreciate the wisdom of ancestors.
Japanese food, we call washoku, was registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2013. People through the world became more pay attention to our food culture.
The umami has important element to affect how Japanese dishes taste so good and has fascinated people through the world.
I am happy to announce to offer 2 Hours Sake Tasting and Food Pairing Class starting from this month.
Since I'm a certified sake sommelier and international sake sommelier, I want to spread sake to visitors from the world.
This class has casual atmosphere and very welcome to beginners, even though you have never tasted sake.
You will experience in the class
1 You learn about sake in the short lecture
2 Sip and taste 4 different characteristics of sake
3 Getting to know how to pair sake and food
Complementally resume and tasting chart for give away.
Simple tofu and condiments is staple appetizer for Japanese people.
Enjoy Japanese tofu style as what we eat usually. The tofu is served Japanese special condiments. You will newly find those condiments and might want to get back to your country.
4 kinds of miso with fresh cucumber stick. Do you know what is miso made of and how does is made? You will learn the ingredients of miso and there are all local miso through Japan. Those miso has deferent flavor and also those goes with different types of sake.
Sake definitely goes with fruits and sweets! I was surprised when I find those combination. I would like to try the experience. The class serve Japanese sweets and seasonal fruits.
2 hours sake tasting and food pairing class includes
The class offer 6000 yen per person, and now offering 5000 yen per person until Dec 2018 for promotion.