Sunday, August 3, 2008

Entry for June 16, 2008

"Konna ni taberarenai!"

I can't eat that much!

More pictures of the ryokan from last month.

the bathroom

This was our bathing area. The bathtub was made of Japanese cypress.


The bathwater, which is pumped directly from the local natural hot spring, flows constantly into the tub.

view from bath

The view from the bathing area.

view from bath

The view of the room from the bathing area.

ryokan food

Part of our dinner (yes, there was more!) The top center and top right are part of the Pumpkin Daddy's dinner. Second from top, center is shabu shabu (thinly sliced beef with vegetables in broth. There's a can of heat under the pan). Clockwise from there is mushroom tempura with matcha (powdered green tea) salt, sashimi (it's covered in a dome of shaved and packed ice), dipping sauce for shabu shabu (ponzu, which is a blend of citrus juice, vinegar, and soy sauce), plain soy sauce, pickles, and a basket of appetizers (I don't remember what they were, only that it waas all good!). The covered bowl in the center I think was steamed unagi (eel) and egg wrapped around soba (buckwheat noodles).


Close up view of the sashim igloo.

mushroom tempura

Close up view of the mushroom tempura with matcha salt (blend of green tea crushed to powder and plain salt)


I don't know why, but she freqently ends up in this position when sleeping.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think all baby girls sleep like that