Tatami Starbucks

Tatami Starbucks

At the new Starbucks built into a machiya. I came to Kyoto. This is newly opened Starbucks with traditional Tatami style. Getting in and getting a place to sit is a bit draconian, but we were lucky to get a small tatami room that only fits 6 people. Felt cosy and comfortable, like spending time in a friend's house.

Ochazuke Japanese Cuisine

Ochazuke お茶漬け is a Japanese rice with hot green tea or hot soup stock. The dish is easy to make and provides a way to use leftover rice as a quick snack. It is also known as cha-cha gohan. Since the 1970s packaged "instant ochazuke", consisting of freeze-dried toppings and seasonings, have become popular.

Obon Fesitval

Obon Fesitval is hold during the month of August. Families release floating lanterns into the water to represent their ancestors’ spirits being sent off. This is a really beautiful celebration in Japan. Feels like meteors rocketing into the river.