[Limited period offer] Azuki Gayu – Azuki Rice Porridge

[Limited period offer] Azuki Gayu – Azuki Rice Porridge

Azuki Gayu ‘Azuki’ means ‘red beans’, and ‘Gayu’ means ‘rice porridge’ in Japanese language. So ‘Azuki Gayu’ means ‘Japanese red bean rice porridge’. Azuki beans are used as red rice in celebration. Red color of Azuki beans has been said to have the power of amulet. From the winter solstice the power of the sun […]

Nanakusa Gayu – Japanese seven kinds of vegetable rice porridge

Nanakusa Gayu – Japanese seven kinds of vegetable rice porridge

Nanakusa Gayu ‘Nanakusa’ means ‘Seven kinds of vegetables’, and ‘Gayu’ means ‘rice porridge’ in Japanese language. So ‘Nanakusa Gayu’ means ‘Japanese seven kinds of vegetable rice porridge’. Seven kinds of typical vegetables in early spring adjust the physical condition. Please enjoy a peaceful moment with Japan tradition (Only January 7th). HARUYA’s Rice Porridge 100 years […]

Kakizome

Kakizome

Japanese traditional annual event called “Kakizome”, the first writing of the year. As the New Year celebrates, we write poetry words or wishes and pray for improvement of writing skill. Enshrined as a scholarly “Kami” of Kitanotenmangu, Sugawara Michizane, was admired for good writing skill named “Sansei” along with Sagatennou and Onono Doufu. On January […]

Goou Jinjya Shrine

Goou Jinjya Shrine

Soon, it is a New Year. Next year’s zodiac is a boar. Many people who can not wait for the New Year have already come to visit the Goou Jinjya Shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is for Wakino Kiyomaro. There is a famous anecdote that Kiyomaro protected the emperor from Doukyou without hesitation in the […]

Kamogawa River’s snow makeup

Kamogawa River’s snow makeup

In Japanese language, there is a beautiful word “雪化粧(Yuki Geshou)” which means “snow makeup”. It looks different, just as snow is piled up. Besides the famous the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji snowy landscape, we also recommend walking around Kamogawa river. Snow is piled up in Kyoto about 10 days in a year. Even if it is […]

Torin-in Temple ‘The Red Bean Porridge Party’

Torin-in Temple ‘The Red Bean Porridge Party’

It is a famous temple of Zen sect, representative of Kyoto · Myoshinji Temple. “Torin-in” is in the premises where we can calmly and quietly spend. Commonly known as “Temple of SARASOUJYU”. In June, the white flower that was declared in the Heike story is blooming in the garden. We can enjoy the new year’s […]