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JYOTY

  JYOTY is an Indian / Nepalese restaurant run by Nepalese-born staff / cooks. Visible on the wall are some Indian / Nepalese embroidery tapestries, and their featured music is either Indian or Nepalese. Just one step inside the store and customers can already taste “Maharaja”.   The dishes are mainly curry and tandoor dishes …

What is OBANZAI? A Study Report (4/4)

3. Rules in Obanzai Obanzai has rules. With the rules, Obanzai has been inherited over the history as a tradition. Yet, at this point it is difficult to determine what constitutes the rules of Obanzai. As explained earlier, in Obanzai, vegetables are the major ingredients and stewing is the most common cooking method. Likewise, the …

What is OBANZAI? A Study Report (3/4)

(2) The significance of eating Obanzai Having Obanzai meals consists of consuming nutrients as well as participating in human activities, which help shape a character and strengthen the solidarity among people. Eating Obanzai, moreover, is not just consuming foods, but rather accentuates the importance of demeanors in dining. Obanzai, for instance, postulates that all family …

What is OBANZAI? A Study Report (2/4)

2. The structure in Obanzai Obanzai, born through daily domestic livings, is prepared at a kitchen and consumed at a dining room. Thus, Obanzai entails the two processes, namely, the cooking and eating. Those who prepare Obanzai are usually also eaters and knowledgeable about the eaters including family members, who usually have full trust in …

What is OBANZAI? A Study Report (1/4)

OBANZAI workshop  Susumu Fujikake What is Obanzai? We have contemplated about Obanzai from different angles because it is a unique cuisine culture in Kyoto and a tradition that needs to be preserved toward the future. Obanzai has great potentials to attract tourists and also enrich food-cuisine industries, thereby make broader contributions to the people in …

Shibata Gifts and Pottery Store

    There is a shop called “Shibata Gifts and Pottery” near the south of Nayamachi shopping district. If you walk around the Nayamachi shopping district at 9:30 am in the morning, you will notice how the shop front is being diligently cleaned. Mr. Shibata’s shop has been around since 1835 and is considered the …

NAKAMURA Flower and Pickled Goods Store

    There is a large space in the northwest of Nayamachi shopping district where beautiful flowers are visibly lined up. The “Nakamura Flower and Pickled Goods Store” opened in 1954. Originally, the shop’s predecessor, who was a professor of ikebana (flower arrangement) “senkeiryu”, relocated the flower shop to Nayamachi shopping district from its original …

Takeichi Cutlery Store

    When you go down a bit south from the northern part of the town shopping area, you will come across a shop where tools and kitchen utensils are lined up, right next to the south of “Funa-shin”, where river fish trail along. This is the “Takeichi Cutlery Store”. It was originally a hardware …

Funashin / The Sano Store

    The river fish specialty shop “Funashin” has been opened for about 70 years now. Previously in Fushimi, there was a culture of eating river fish due to the effect of Okuraike (early Showa era… reclaimed at around 1926) and Lake Biwa ~ Yodogawa (from the neighboring prefecture to Fushimi in Osaka and Kyoto …

Cafés and Live Music – Les Muses K’afe

Our recommendation for music lovers in Fushimi is Les Muses K’afe, which has a unique atmosphere and is located in the middle of Nayamachi Shopping Street. Local musicians regularly play live music while the elegant café offers coffee and alcoholic drinks. Their music selection is eclectic, often featuring jazz and ethnic folk. The food is …

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Nayamachi Shopping Arcade

Nayamachi Shopping Arcade is located in Fushimi, where the traditional atmosphere of its historical commercial district still remains.
 
For over 100 years, it has been known as Fushimi's culinary heart and a thriving business centre.
 
Represented by its mascot 'Nayamacchi', it features some of Fushimi's finest goods and establishments.

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