Aug 14, 2009

Kushikatsu Party @ J-Hopeprs Kyoto Hostel !!

We had a kushi-age party in Kyoto J-Hoppers hostel the other day.
Kushi-age is one of the Japanese foods.
Tempura is more famous for deep-fried stuff, but kushi-age is also very popular especially in Kansai region.
It is very easy to cook.
The recipe is provided in the movie.
You can try, too.
Have fun !

Feb 21, 2009


Girl’s celebration ceremony starts from 11:00 and dance performance by Shimabara Tayu is performed @ Hokyo-ji Temple on the 1st MARCH. It costs 600 yen. You need to be there at least 1 hour before to keep the good position to see the dance.

Feb 17, 2009


February 25 (Wed) Tea ceremony: 10:00-15:00 @Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Feb. 25 is the death memorial day of the deity and saint, Sugawara no Michizane, who loved plum blossoms. Ceremony starts from 10:00 and plum blossoms will be offered to the deity. An outdoor tea ceremony will also be held.

Feb 15, 2009


Mochi weight lifting conpetition is held at Daigo-ji temple on 23rd February. Trying to hold huge mochi (15kg for men, 9kg for women) and the winner will be given the big mochi as the prize. If you wish to join in the competition, be there before 11 am.