Matsuchi-yama Shoden Temple

Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is one of the most popular temple in Tokyo.  But in old days in 17th or 18th century, there was another famous spot especially druing cherry blossoms season – Matsuchi-yama Shoden Temple.  From Senso-ji Temple, you go further towards Sumida River and a little north.  There is a mountain called Matsuchi-yama…

Shaving Dried Bonito

Today’s posting is not about walking and biking but about gourmet.  Japanese dashi soup which is rich in flavor can be made by adding shaved dried bonito.  But what is bonito?  It looks like this – it’s a fish. This is about 30 cm long and it costs about 2,000 yen.  By using a special plane,…