Jodo Grade Exam in Tokyo

My English friends went to Japan to take a Jodo grade exam in Tokyo.

I went to there by train and changed the line at the Takao station to arrive at Hazama station.

I could see Japanese teacher and friends from U.K. and Australia.

Then I went to Chuo University for a lecture.
First I went to the restaurant in the university; Hill Top.

I really wanted to have lunch in Hill Top.

The system is to buy a ticket, then go to the counter.

I ate the meal, it was less than five pounds!

On the wall,  I could see many information.

I really enjoyed to see the calligraphy.

Toyohashi in Aichi

I went to Toyohashi in Aichi prifecture.

Tezutsu Hanabi; Hand held  fireworks were first made in Toyohashi.

Toyohashi is also well known for maiking brushes for calligraphy.

I visited the calligraphy shop on Tokaido.

But the shop was closed…

I should go to Toyohashi again.

Back to the station, I saw a beautiful sign.

On this Japan trip, I took Shinkansen for the last time.

Rice Cake Party of Shimane Kendo Club in Tokyo

Every January my local Kendo Club organised a Rice Cake Party from when I was a child.

Rice cake is handmade by Kendo Club’s parents and members.

It is a traditional way to cook rice.

Then make race cake in the old way.

The ladies fravor the rice cake.

Red beans rice cake is popular in Japan, so they make a lot.

Inside the gym, the ladies cook soup for rice cake.

During the cooking, Kendo club menbers are praciting.

Everybody likes rice cake.
The season was cold but I went to Kendo practice to eat rice cake with my friends.

We must thank the perants who cook such a delicious rice cake dishes every year.