Spring has come to our dining tables

Nanohana The year of 2021 has begun! Japanese express the word ‘New Year’ as a ‘Shinshun’ meaning ‘New Spring’. Even though we are still in the middle of winter, spring has already arrived at our dining table. A special dish called “Nanohana”, a cruciferous green vegetable, closely related to rapini and broccoli is served on our dining table.…

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2020 Winter The sight of early Hasami morning
2020 winter

2020 Winter The sight of early Hasami morning

Winter has come to Hasami. Hasami Morning Post harvest rice fields has turned white with frost.As dawn breaks, sun ray dyes the edge of mountain in madder red. The stream fog from river is called “Kearashi” in Japanese.It is the fog that is generated by cold air flowing near the surface of the water, often…

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Spring has arrived in Hasami

A stroll through the Tozenji temple Tozenji temple Tozenji temple is located at the end of the street leading from the Hotel Bliss Villa Hasami. a 10 to 15 minute walk will take you from the hotel to the temple. There stands a gorgeous “weeping cherry tree” in the temple’s garden. The tree is named…

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Hata No Hara Kiln

One of the Oldest Climbing Kilns in Japan Within the enclave of the Japanese mountainside lies one of Japans oldest climbing kilns. In the quiet, but peaceful pottery town of Hasami, this kiln was designated as a national historic site on September 6, 2000. But Just How Old Is Hata No Hara Kiln This kiln…

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Onigitanada Rice Terrace Festival

To bring in the fall season, Hasami has the Onigitanada rice terrace festival. This festival has many unique events and experiences to take part in and enjoy. I went before the official opening day so the number of people was a lot fewer. Expect large crowds of people laughing and enjoying the various types of…

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