Beautiful scenery and food in Lisbon

After the class, I enjoyed a bit of sightseeing and local food in Lisbon.
One of Portuguese friends kindly took me around the town.

Beautiful blue and red contrast.

Lisbon is quite hilly, sometimes I am surprised its steep narrow streets, but it is beautiful.

Good food in Lisbon. As it is so close to the sea, fresh seafoods are available. Great sunlight makes fruit and vegetable very ripe and sweet.

Tempura, now we feel like Japanese food, but it comes from Portugal.

Squid ink past, it is very colorful.

I am just obsessed with fresh orange juice sold everywhere. It is so sweet and costs less than one euro.

I am impressed with this natural gas mineral water called ‘Pedras’. Portuguese are very proud of this water. Yes, it is indeed good taste.

There are many sweets in Portugal, too. Japanese popular sweet called ‘Kasutera’ is also originally made from Portuguese ‘Pão de lós’ .

Of course. Famous sweet, Pastel de Nata.

I enjoyed my stay in Lisbon. I will definitely come back again.

Class in Lisbon

I am now in Lisbon to give the class at Macrobiotic institution. Had a great time with local students teaching Japanese vegetarian dishes. I had a nightmare two days ago to come here ( Missed the connected flight at Brussels, delay, then lost baggage arriving mid night) , but I am super happy that I could manage to deliver the class. Everybody seemed to enjoy. Appreciate great helps from school,translater, assistants and special thanks to Simon Brown, who is my macrobiotic teacher and arranged everything to make this happen.



Muito Obligada!

Ceramics market

10 days public holidays this year, because of new era, Reiwa starts.
I went to famous Ceramics festival at Hasami and Arita in Saga Kyushu.

Unfortunate rain, but still I enjoyed a lot.


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My favorite, pottery Isshingama (一真釜)
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Coffee break at Inozaki cafe, very pretty.

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Cannot wait to use new bowl and pot.


Yomogi mochi & kashiwa mochi

Fresh green season. This month, we made two different Mochi.

Yomogi (mugwort )mochi and Kashiwa mochi.

Yomogi is herb, which is also used as an oriental medicine. It has very distinctive aroma.

Kashiwa (oak leave )mochi. We eat this sweet on children’s day (5 May) wishing prosperity for their descendants.

bye bye cherry blossom

Finally, cherry blossoms are over. I enjoyed cherry blossoms a lot, but also like ‘after cherry blossoms’. Pink carpet and the moment of transferring to green


So, I tried to express such seasons with Wagashi.

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