Okinawa Trip ♪

Okinawa trip in November!

This is a second time to visit Okinawa in this year for me. ^^

We rented a car at airport this time and drove around the island.

It was so exciting to explore it.

 

We stayed at Hideout Okinawa Uruma near the sea.

Hideout Uruma

 

Nice view from the living room

 

Dinner at Sakae Ryouriten

 

Enjoyed Okinawa foods

sakae ryouriten

 

We enjoyed awamori and liquer too.

 

Morning Sunrise in next day

sunrise in okinawa

 

Okinawa Soba for lunch @ Kishimoto shokudo

 

Zenzai @ Niigaki zenzai

 

 

So refreshed and had a nice experience.

 

okinawa

Torinoichi 2018

Torinoichi is a famous festival in November.

This takes place every November on the day of the Rooster. This year, there were three days of the Rooster.

This year, the third Torinoichi festival took place on a Sunday, so along with my Italian friend, we went to look around the Asakusa area and went to the Otori shrime.

There were so many people there and it was very lively. I was so happy to see my friend smile after she got a small Kumade with an Okame (a traditional Japanese mask of a smiling woman), which was her favorite. ^^

 

 

We went to a small Izakaya along the nearby street and had a toast with beer. ^^

 

 

Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki Party with Students

I had guests in November and arranged a Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki party for them. They are all foreign university students who are studying in Japan.

 

 

We started by making nice takoyaki balls with everyone. Making perfectly round takoyaki balls is difficult, so it was a teamwork effort.

 

 

 

 

We also made Okonomiyaki in another hot plate a few times.

Afterwards, we made Yakisoba noodle. We were all full by the time we finished eating everything.

 

But we still weren’t finished until we have had some dessert. In the very end, we made sweets balls on the takoyaki machine using some pancake flour mix, bannanas, and chocolate chips. Everyone loved the sweet pancake balls too.

 

If they have plans to come back to Japan again, I hope we can cook and eat again together!