Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cafe and Restaurant OASIS at Utsunomiya Tobu Hotel Grande

We went to a nearby hotel called Tobu Grande the other day.

There are three restaurants in the hotel. We chose OASIS for lunch.

They served delicious vegetable curry, salad and sweets.

Every time, eating at a hotel makes me feel like traveling abroad.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I Go to a Chinese Restaurant, 'Renge Saro'

My wife and  I went to a Chinese restaurant called 'Renge Saro' the other day.

Since we did not go to a Chinese cafe for long time, we could enjoy both their meal and its atmosphere a lot.

By the way, my injured left knee becomes better day by day.

To tell the truth, a healthy body is far far better than nice meals, I think.

Don't you think so?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Emi and Rina Come Back Home

My company offered every employee one week summer holiday last week.
The holiday is called Obon Holiday.

Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors.
The spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household during this Obon season.
My two daughters, not spirits of ancestors though, came back home last week separately on different days.

My wife and I went to a sushi restaurant to have dinner with each daughter on different day.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oops, It's Too Early for Going To Sunflower Fields

 A week ago, we went to sunflower fields to take some pictures.

Buuuuut, it's too early to see beautiful flowers there.

Please take a look at photos I took several years ago at the same place.

On our way back home, we dropped by Japanese noodle shop for lunch.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Miya Matsuri Summer Festival

Miya Matsuri summer festival was held today and yesterday in Utsunomiya city. 
Many women wore beautiful Yukata and little kids wore cute Happi in this occasion.

Aside from summer festival, I hurt my left knee while playing tennis about three months ago.

Since then, I've been absent from practicing tennis and canceled all tennis tournaments.

I sometimes have a hard time even when I just walk at natural speed.

It's must be the first time for me to stop playing tennis for such a long time.

I booked a thorough medical checkup at a big hospital scheduled a week later.