Wednesday, January 14, 2009


This past Saturday, we went to Kyoto for a memorial service of sorts. My FIL's 1 year memorial is coming up in March (so fast, yeah?) And my MIL wanted to re-do the grave in order to be able to put my FIL's ashes in, so we went to the temple to pray before they move the ashes that are already inside of the grave (Satoshi's grandfather, grandmother and some unknown ashes).
After the praying, we went down the street to the Kyoto Hyatt. I'm not sure what this hotel was called before it became the Hyatt, but it is really beautiful now.

Touzan is the name of their Japanese restaurant. This is also the restaurant that my MIL wants to have lunch at after the 1 year memorial, so this was a good chance to check it out. The interior of the restaurant is decorated with all sorts of dishes, really nice.

Their lunch menu isn't too extensive, so we each chose different things.

Satoshi chose the shokado bento, this started with some sashimi and then a boxed lunch.
My BIL & MIL chose the sushi, this came with some appetizers and then the assorted sushi (sorry that was blurry).

My SIL & I chose the toridon, this had a balsamic-teriyaki sauce, roasted onions, whole seed mustard and moist chicken.

Everyone's lunch came with a matcha tonyu (green tea soy milk) pudding. Which was really good, not sweet at all.

Although it was a cold day, we were able to pray for our ancestors, then check out where my MIL wants to hold the memorial luncheon for my FIL in March.

Hope your week is going well.

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
644-2 Sanjangendo-mawari
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.541.1234


Lynne said...

Lunch looks exquisite! I'm glad the weather was kind enough for you all to enjoy, inspite of the cold. Blessings on your memorial service.

Anonymous said...

beautiful lunch! the matcha tonyu looks wonderful ^_^

Phoebe said...

Its so touching to hold a memorial day for a loved one. The lunch looks wonderfully prepared; especially the bento

Lori said...

Those are some tasty sounding choices!

Rowena said...

With the way you did the collage, that looks like a lot of food!

K and S said...

Thanks Lynne, lunch was great despite the weather.

Thanks Anon!

Thanks Phoebe!

Thanks Lori, there were only 3 choices, so we took one of each :)

Thanks Rowena, it was actually quite a bit of food :)

Take care everyone!

sheri said...

What an amazing tradition! The pictures were great. I would love to decorate my kitchen with those bowls! My kitchen is done in a contemporary tea theme!!! But that is a great picture!!

Debinhawaii said...

Lunch looks gorgeous and the soy-matcha pudding sounds wonderful.

K and S said...

Thanks Sheri, your kitchen sounds really nice!

Thanks Deb, everything was delicious :)

Take care you two.