Eel Rice Box – Obana in Tokyo

I met up with an Itarian friend at eel restaurant ; Obana in Tokyo.
She recomended to me the restaurant’s eel rice box last summer in Cambridge.

We went there about 11:30 but already there was a long queue.

The restaurant opened at 12:00 and the queue moved to enter, but just before we could enter the queue stopped.

The staff said “Please wait it will take over one hour.” , so we decided to wait outside.

I noticed the restaurant is popular, ’cause many people were waiting with no complaint.

When we got to our seats, there was a good smell.

We orderd the eel rice box.
It was delicious.
The eel was very soft.

We enjoyed our lunch time.

Izumo Grand Shrine

 I went to Izumo to go to Izumo Grand Shrine.

Izumo Grand Shrine is a national tresure and important shrine in Japan.
Acording to the old story, all the local gods in Japan gather here every November(old calender’s Octorber).

From the big gate, there is a road to the main shrine.





The sign says, “Please walk to the side to protect the pine tree’s roots.”

Sumo started in Izumo.

There is a Sumo court.





We can see lovely rabbits.

There is a very famous Japanese folk tale called “The White Rabbit of Inaba”.











A statue of rabbit with the god of Izumo Grand Shrine.








It is a big sacred rope.

44.2 feet(13.5 metres) long and 13,227 pounds(6 tons) weighs.





Another stautue of the god of Izumo Grand Shrine.




When I took the photo of the stautue, It was illuminated by light from the sky.


I had a good time, and enjoyed seeing beautiful flowers.