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Newly-found manhole cover/新たなマンホールのフタ

When I went to Motomachi Park, I found this manhole lid on which there are a fireman and a fire engine. I add this to my manhole-lid picture collections;->
元町公園に行った際に、この消防士と消防車が描かれたマンホールのフタを発見しました。私のマンホールのフタ写真コレクションに加えます(^-^)v
消防本部マンホール

To see my collections, please check these pages, 1 and 2.
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Children's Day/こどもの日

May fifth is Children's day, one of the national holidays of Japan. According to my dictionary, it is established to respect children's personality and to wish their happiness. It used to be called Tango-no-sekku and considered as boys' festival. So, families with boys display traditional Japanese amor or a warrior doll and sometimes hoist carp-shaped streamers.
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The photo above was taken at my friend's house. She has a son and for him, his grandmother has displayed the set. He is loved by everyone;)
こいのぼり
And next photo is carp streamers called koinoboi. Koi is a carp and nobori means a banner. The reason those banners are shaped carps comes from a Chinese legend that says only carps could swim up a rapid of Yellow Rivers and became dragons. So carps became a symbol of success for boys. The koinoboi in the photo is owned by Kubota Farm;)


Genmai(=brown rice) House/玄米ハウス

The other day, my friends and I had lunch at a newly opened restaurant. Using a second floor of the owner'shome, it serves organic macrobiotic foods. They have two set lunch menus One is what I had "Kokusai Teishoku(=set lunch)" and the other is what my friend ordered, "Genmai chahan(=fried brown rice) Teishoku."

Kokusai lunch costs 950yen and it was a perfect vegetarian food. It was surprising that even if they didn't include any animal protein, they were so delicious!
kokusai set lunch

Here below you see what my friend ordered. It costs 850yen.
Fried brown rice set lunch

After the meal, small desert was served with brown sweet tea called "Sannen(=three year old) Bancha".
玄米ハウスのデザート

If you are interested, please make a phone call for reservation. The tables are limited and you'd better reserve in advance;)
map to Genmai-house


Genmai House
Place : 26-9 Fukabori-cho
Open : 11:30~14:00(Lunch time only)
Close: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, Sunday and national holidays
Tel&Fax: 0138-84-1288
Parking lot : Two cars are available.


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Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too.
函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。

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