Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

There is the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum near Shin-Kobe station.

Here is the only museum of carpentry tools in Japan.

We can see the Japanese Capenter’s uniform too.

We can try fitting the parts.

I saw a big wooden model.

It is a model of the interlocking brackets of Toshodaiji Temple’s Kondo.

I recommend that you visit before going to Kyoto and Nara.
It is very close to the Shinkansen Station, so you can visit easily.

Also I enjoyed to see different types of wood.

Carpenter’s workshop.

Carpenter’s examples.

They orgnised a special exhibition.

Confectionery Utensils
The History of Sweets Enjoyed Through Molds

Here are some from in the U.K.

The Museum is very modern.

But I felt it had a Japanese traditional atmosphere.

I think everybody would enjoy visiting the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum.

Sannomiya Kitano in Kobe

As you know, Japan will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in Kobe this year.
Sannomiya station shows the poster.

The England and Scottland teams are going to Kobe.

My friend who works for Kobe Tourism Bureau guided for me.

We met up at Sannomiya Station, then he took me to the Ikuta shrine.

Then we move to Kitano.

There is a European style Starbacks Coffee.

Kitano is known for Western-style buildings and former residences of early foreign settlers.

There are British style houses.

Baker Street?

This is the English House.

In Kitano, there is a lovely hotel.

I hope to stay with Snoopy in this hotel next time.

Night Time in Kobe

The professor of Konan University took me to a Yakitori restaurant.

元祖やき鳥 八榮亭上店

The Yakitori  sauce is over 100 years old!

The lady bakes chichen.

First, I ate the skin. It was lovely.

Then, I ate the meat, and it was really tasty!

I drank Kasu-jiru.

Of course, I drank the Masu-zake(Sake;Race wine)

Next, he took me to the Bar Le Bateau.

She made me a non alcohol drink.

Finally, he took me to a British Pub.

The name of the Pub is Harbour Tavern.

Their menu is below.

It felt like I was back in the UK, but I noticed baseball shirts above the bar.