Thursday, April 28, 2016

Japanese masking tape is hot!

Do you know the masking tape?

It is adhesive tape for the protection to prevent their protruding in the case of the painting as for the masking tape and from polluting it any place other than a work point.

Generally, the tape is used for the painting and ceiling coking, but seem to be used for plating, the etching of the printed circuit board, identification, protection of the material.

The masking tape seemed to be invented by Richard Drew who was an employee of 3M, but, in Japan, adhesive tape industry Co., Ltd. in Japan (existing Teraoka Seisakusho) seemed to start production of the masking tape made of Japanese paper as gunpowder packing use for the painting in 1938.

After this, masking tape made of Japanese paper came to be used in the world.

Recently, the masking tape of the pretty color is put on sale, and the masking tape will be arrested as "miscellaneous goods" again and is the popularity that is explosive among stationery lovers now.

The masking tape is used for wrapping, decorating the smart phone or other goods.

Therefore, it seems to be to the souvenirs with popularity for visitors from the foreign countries.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sweet hot soupt; “Oshiruko”

Do you know the sweet adzuki soup with pieces of rice cake called “Oshiruko”?

“Oshiruko” is the food of which is made by boiled adzuki beans with sugar and pieces of rice cake, a white ball dumpling or the candied chestnut are put in.

There are two kinds of “Oshiruko”, one is the sweet adzuki soup made by bean jam of which adzuki beans are left as they are.

This soup can be enjoyed the texture of the grain of the adzuki bean

The other is the soup made by bean jam of which adzuki is filtered and the soup without adzuki beans.

Taste of this soup is smooth.

“Oshiruko” was recorded as “Susuridango” in “A Dish Story” written in the Edo era (1635) to be the first thing.

In the book, this seemed to be saltiness not sweets.

Currently, there are some kinds of “Oshiruko”" and we can buy and eat it easily.

For example, “Oshiruko” cans that can be bought in the store or by vending machines and instant “Oshiruko” of which can be eaten by pouring hot water into a cup like instant hot noodle.

It is sweetness to be relieved at.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cherry Blossom and “Hanami”

The cherry tree (Yoshino cherry tree) is a tree seen in the all over Japan widely.

It is the important scenery forming a Japanese sense of the seasons that the flower blooms all at once in an area in spring and to be scattered in only less than two weeks.

The beauty of the pretty flower is impressed with still more by the shortness between the anthesis, magnificence of the coming near scattering and may be said to be it when it is mystery and others gills, that purpose, or the cherry tree often lets a person be out of order in the vanity of the life of the person from ancient times.

In Hanami of Japan, a noble event of the Nara era is said to be the origin, and it is traditional to enjoy a cherry blossom viewing lunch at the seat of the cherry blossom viewing.

Currently, many parties to become lively with a dance and a song are held and many people enjoy parties, foods and drinks while seeing the cherry blossoms.

A flower forecast for cherry blossoms is announced by each private enterprise weather company every year from February to April in each area, the line which bound a flowering expected area together on the same day is called an advance line of cherry blossoms.

When is the cherry tree of this year in full bloom?


Monday, April 18, 2016

Glasses made in Japan

Sabae-shi, Fukui has shares more than 90% of glass frames made in Japan and is called as "the sacred place of glasses".

The glasses made by the hand of the craftsman who inherited the traditional skill are one of the superior manufacturing technologies of Japan.

A domestic share of the glasses frames is 96%, and Sabae-shi seems to occupy approximately 20% in the world share.

In Sabae-shi, a production technology of the glasses frame using metal titanium which is light is established for the first time in the world, and is durable in the 1980s.

The glasses made of titanium which was hard to cause an allergy to metal were predominant in a generation and spread out as world standard afterwards.

As for the glasses industry of Sabae-shi that continued growing up, amount of production dropped 1992 at the peak.

There are not only, after 2000, Sabae-shi establishes produced glasses as "Sabae brand" and makes it, but also greatly switches a policy to making it, and selling it.

In late years, Sabae brand performs development of products by the cooperation with the apparel brand and participates in popular fashion show "TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION".

Sabae brand is one of successful business of the local industry in Japan.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

A spring Japanese sweet; Sakuramochi and Kusamochi!

In spring, we have famous Japanese sweets called “Sakuramochi” and “Kusamochi”.

“Sakuramochi” is the rice cake with bean-jam wrapped in a salted cherry leaf and the color is pink like cherry blossom.

There are two kinds of “Sakuramochi”, and one baked colored wheat flour on an iron plate in pinkness, and made skin of, and wrapped bean jam in it.

Another “Sakuramochi” colors the glutinous rice which is half smashed pinkness, and wrapped bean jam in it.

“Sakuramochi” was born in the temple called “Chomyouji” temple which there was in the side of the Sumida River which was famous for a cherry tree in the Kyoho year of the Edo era.

In case of “Kusamochi”, it was made the rice-flour cake mixed with mugwort and put bean jam in it or cover it with soybean flour without bean jam.

A description was seen in the record of the “Kusamochi” in the Heian era.

“Sakuramochi and Kusamochi” are eaten in the days of the Doll's Festival as a spring Japanese sweet well.

Do you try to eat the Japanese sweet that is closed to Japanese season?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Do you not compare by eating the Ramen of various parts of Japan?

There are a lot of unique ramen cooked in each area in Japan and each local ramen has each characteristic and different taste.

For example of famous local ramen, “Ie-kei Ramen” based on Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa region is popular to Kanto area and it is big straight noodles and pork bone broth soup with soy source, “Hakata Ramen” has thin noodles and pork bone broth soup based Fukuoka region and “Sapporo Ramen” based on Sapporo-shi.

There are some kinds of “Sapporo Ramen” but “Sapporo Ramen” with miso soup is very famous.

Originally, from the place where a name had many "... house (“Ie” in Japanese)" and places that were on, I came to be called Ie-kei Ramen”

In the present ranking of popularity, it seems to be first place Toyama black ramen in Toyama area, second place Kitakata ramen in Fukushima area, and third place Onomichi ramen in Hiroshima area.

Ramen is the Japanese popular foods and it is delicious.

Therefore, it is pleasant to do a trip of the visiting all over Japan ramen.

In cold winter, warm ramen can let us warm.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cherry blossoms of Kyoto are in full bloom.

The cherry blossoms of 2016 became in full bloom now in Japan.

Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in each area of Japan, but if possible, please visit to Kyoto to see cherry blossoms.

To see cherry blossoms in Kyoto may be special experience, because the contrast between cherry blossoms and famous temples and shrines is very beautiful and fantastic.

I’d like to introduce some famous places in Kyoto.

At first, Heian-jingu Shrine is the famous spot of “BENI Sidaresakura” of dropping cherry blossom.

A garden of Heian-jingu is appointed in the natural beauty spot of the country in a very large style of Japanese garden with a pond in the center garden.

“Kiyomizu” Temple is also famous place of cherry blossoms called “Someiyoshino” and “Yamazakura”.

In “Kiyomizu” temple, the scenery of the cherry tree can be enjoyed not only daytime from the viewpoint of the stage of Kiyomizu temple but also night time for light up.

Arashiyama is also famous place.

It is the popular sightseeing spot where magnificent nature and the contrast of the Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine Buddhist temple follow beautifully from the Heian era.

Togetsu-kyo Bridge to look at over there of the cherry tree is a very elegant view.

There are many places of beautiful cherry blossom in Kyoto.

Please look for your favorite spot in Kyoto!

Monday, April 4, 2016

I want to stay at the strange hotel (“Hen-na Hotel”)

Do you know the strange hotel (“Hen-na Hotel”)?

The strange hotel where a robot took porterage was established by resort facility, Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki on July 17 in 2015.

Approximately 80 robots in the hall including the thing dressed in the woman, a dinosaur type, a doll type, a porter robot, the desk robot work and the human employee makes a bed and seems to be only ten several people including the surveillance camera personnel required.

It seems to be a hotel promising to continue changing in a concept to hold personnel expenses in check.

The characteristic of the hotel is to wait on customers by robots, to continue changing the hotel, to be a strange hotel name, to operate the room by the face recognition without a key, and to be able to operate all facilities in the room by using a tablet in the room completely.

For an air-conditioning system, but, for the purpose of symbiosis with the environment, the latest "radiation panel" is adopted for superior in energy efficiency to air conditioning and it features it that there are not drying and the discomfort.

In addition, the guest room sets up a tablet to stay functionality while planning electricity reduction and utilizes it in the TV seeing and hearing and Skype call with the front desk, and the Internet.

The amenity of the room makes a minimum and does not perform the excessive guest room cleaning either and pushes forward the aggressive action to environment measures.

In an eco-friendly hotel, I want to experience the hospitality of the robot.