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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 …

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 …

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 …

Japanese Pickles – Nakamura Flower and Pickle Store

Japanese pickles use many different vegetables matured in salt, vinegar and rice malt. They are very well preserved and packed full of flavour. In Japan they are often eaten with rice, or just on their own. They are similar to anchovies or other countries’ pickles, but Japanese pickles have their own unique flavour that develops …

Obanzai – Kitchen Ishiguro

Obanzai represents traditional, old-fashioned Kyoto home cooking. Its subtle seasoning complements the natural flavours of the ingredients. Some of the dishes include arame no taitan (sea oak kelp cooked in soy sauce), kasujiru (a hearty soup make with rice malt), kyo takenoko no chikuzenni (braised chicken and vegetables with bamboo shoots) tai no arani (simmered …

Yuzu kombu – Kitase Kombu

‘Washoku’ means traditional Japanese food. Kelp and bonito flakes are essential ingredients for making dashi broth: one of the most traditional of all.   Kitase Kombu Traditional Store sells both kelp and bonito flakes. Their stick candy ‘yuzu kombu’ is popular amongst tourists, blending the flavours of kelp with yuzu (Japanese citrus). It’s eaten just …

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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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