Friday, April 16, 2021

this and that

Came across blood oranges and bought some but most were dried!
Satoshi's co-worker also received the early retirement package and they had lunch together the other day.

He gave Satoshi these sweets as a thank you! we hope he enjoys his retirement!

When Satoshi and I were out walking we stumbled upon a new (to us) area...Umeyashiki.

Love the store fronts.

Like this fruit stand that has been in business for over 70 years.

Ookoshi makes all sorts of okazuya, main dishes as well as side dishes and has also been in business for over 70 years.
We tried their kakiage, a fried mix of shrimp and good and not oily.
Saito Seimen which has been in business since 1961 makes noodles.

The cute grandpa that makes the noodles also makes yakisoba (fried noodles).

So delicious!
Sakaeya Bakery is also run by a nice elderly couple.

It is a little farther away from Umeyashiki, but I am glad we got to try them.

Their prices are super reasonable and look at how much custard cream is in their cream pan....filled to the gills.

Nearby Sakaeya Bakery is this pocket park...with a beautiful wisteria tree!
We also picked up Kirin Coffee's atsugiri tamago sandwich...a thick omelette sandwich with a little mayo and okonomiyaki/tonkatsu type of sauce.

We look forward to eating breakfast and lunch, actually just hanging out here when it is safer to eat in.

Satoshi went on two guide excursions last Saturday & Sunday...this is where he was on Sunday...Lake Ashi.
And the Hakone Open Museum...he says it isn't for "play"....yeah, but look how beautiful the weather is.. 

He was scheduled to go to Nikko tomorrow but it has been postponed because of our “stay at home” orders.

Last Tuesday I had a dental emergency....and after some discussion with the dentist, we pulled out one of my molars this past Tuesday because the gum was so weak and every time I would eat something it would be pretty painful with the tooth wiggling around.

There is a wisdom tooth that seems to be coming in, so hopefully it will fall into the extracted tooth's space.

There might be a little loss in translation, but did you know that Japanese in Kansai (West Japan) believe that when your upper baby tooth falls out, you throw it under the house so that the adult tooth will come in straight and strong...the lower baby tooth is thrown on the roof of the house so that the adult tooth will come "up" straight and it was also believed that it would come in strong like a rat's.

I'm sad that he had to pull it out, but glad there is no pain now...and how cute is the case that the dentist put my extracted tooth in.

Japan's case numbers have taken off due to the variants.

Unfortunately, in the past couple of weeks this non-aggressive type of state of emergencies have not been working.

On top of that Golden Week is coming up and it doesn't look too good with people all antsy to travel and get out and about.

Have a safe weekend everyone.

2-4-3 Kamata
Ota, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3738.2036
Closed Sundays
Hours: 9:30-18:30

Saito Seimen
2-1-4 Kamata
Ota, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3732.2621
Closed Sundays
Hours: 10:00-18:00

Sakaeya Bakery
1-11-9 Omori Minami
Ota, Tokyo
Phone: n/a
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-18:00, Saturdays 6:00-14:00

Kirin Coffee
7-7-20 Omori Higashi
Ota, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6424.4275
Closed Mondays
Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 7:00-20:00, Saturdays-Sundays 8:30-20:00


Anonymous said...

oh I gotta bookmark this post. I would love to check out that street with all the old stores.

I've been to that area of Hakone and even Nikko several times. Still could go again. Last time in Nikko during February still had snow (ice) on the ground and ate soba and yakimochi. was so perfect for the cold. I remember my cuz being disappointed that Nikko seemed so modern. She had envisioned old streets and buildings.

Surprising that your wisdom tooth is coming in now! Glad to hear that now you can eat normally.

Saw the numbers of infections. Osaka is crazy!

Stay safe!

K and S said...

V, the numbers are krazy all over! especially Osaka

Take care.

jalna said...

Love the cute stores! And that wisteria! Me too . . . boo to dried out oranges.

K and S said...

Jalna, I love seeing these store fronts:)

Take care!

Saburo said...

I never figured a new wisdsom tooth would be a good thing!

I had a fifth (!) wisdom tooth "pulled" (more like crushed/jackhammered) in the mid-2000s and I was just beside myself having to remember to chew on only one side, less food particles fall in the newly-formed crater (which is still there) and crippling infection sets in. I thought we'd left all this stuff behind in our teens!

K and S said...

Saburo all the stuffs that you gotta remember to do as you age is krazy! should have appreciated the teens more!

Take care!

Rowena said...

I love that anecdote about throwing teeth under or on top of the house ^-^. oh and blood oranges at this time of year...they mostly all junk dry too over here.

I'm sorry to hear about your numbers there too; it's gone down in Italy and places are opening up, but with vaxxes either delayed or getting out too slow (and kids back in school), we shall see if another wave of cases hits Italy. I give up already.

K and S said...

Rowena, It will be years until we get vaccinated...

Take care!

KirkK said...

Nice collection of dishes Kat! I especially liked the photo of the good when done well. We're going thru a slight increase of cases here; but our % vaccinatied with first dose over 16 is now at 64.5%

K and S said...

Totally envious that your vaccination rate is so high Kirk!

Take care.