Mt. Ide, one of the '100 Notable Japanese Mountains', is faintly visible in the two photos at top. The bottommost picture shows an elementary school in need of a giant ball of steel wool.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
There are always interesting things to see during a cycling outing through the Japanese countryside.The photo below is very 'old school'- literally; the building is likely used as a community center in the village. The new school is directly across the street.
At Zensaku Chaya I had plate of tokoroten, or gelidium jelly. It's odorless, tasteless, and the consistency of rubber. Sound appetizing? Chilled, with a generous amount of soy sauce, vinegar, and spicy Japanese mustard, it makes a nice treat on a warm day. By the by, in the lower photo you can see that the block of gelatin has been pressed through a wire screen to form 'noodles'.