Category Archives: Zushi

Japan 2016: August 14

Photo by Maki

Taku reads to us. Photo by Maki

Photo by Maki

At the entrace to Higashi Zushi station on our way to the airport. Photo by Maki


Indiana Jones

Book/Mino no machi construction 

Higashi Zushi station


Japan 2016: August 13

Breakfast on the Kurihama-Kayama ferry.

Getting back in the car to drive off the ferry.

Melon and young tangerine shaved ice.

Ropeway to Nokogiriyama.

In front of a 1300 year old buddha carving.

The “View of Hell”

Stairs in the Nihonji temple complex.


On the return ferry.

Sashimi platter spill. Glad we had finished the sashimi.

Ferry Kurihama > Kanaya

So Cafe: curry, coffee and shaved ice

Nokogiriyama (Saw Mountain) ropeway 

Nihonji, Daibutsu, views

Ferry back to Kurihama


Dinner at home: negimaki, sashimi, beer

Japan 2016: August 12

Making chocolate cake

Kakkoii sunglasses

Frosting and sprinkles

Kukuru restaurant (Okinawan food), Zushi

Breakfast, chocolate cake making

Zushi post office

Kamakura walk and shopping

森戸大明神 Moritodaimyojin, Hayama: return omamori from 3 years ago, purchase new one

Beach: swim, eat chocolate cake, almost get the car locked in for the night

くくる食堂 (Kukuru), Okinawan restaurant, Zushi

Japan 2016: August 10

Check out of Villa Sacra, hold bags

Yokohama: Museum of Art, meeting and tour with librarian Ms. Sae Yatsuyanagi (Dan), Internet cafe (Elaine)

Ramen lunch, Yokohama

Train to Shimokitazawa, coffee at __, LP shopping at Otonomad

Train to Kamakura, pick up bags, head to Zushi, meet Maki and Tsumugi

Soba dinner, return to Taku & Maki’s, stay up late for Taku’s arrival

Japan 2013: Fri August 16

Check out of hotel
Breakfast (including muscat yogurt from Hokkaido)
Train to Higashi Zushi
Grocery store
Japanese lunch at Taku & Maki’s
Bye for now to Taku & Maki & Tsumugi!
Train to Tokyo Eki
Walk to & check in Hotel Kazusaya
Metro and Keio line to Shimo-kitazawa
Record shopping at Otonomad
Dinner at Rainbow Kitchen
Keio line to Shibuya
Walkabout in Shibuya
Metro to Mitsukoshimae, return to hotel

Pictures: Watermelons, Higashi Zushi grocery store; Japanese lunch made by T&M (pork rolls; miso soup; rice with yukari; oshitashi; Kamakura pickles); Otonomad




Japan 2013: Thu August 15

Breakfast in room
Morning train to Tokyo Eki
Metro to Ueno
Ueno Park
Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan)–main building
Metro to Okachimachi
Meet Taku & Maki & Tsumugi and go to sushi bar (Okachimachi North exit, cross street, go left, second alley on right–two places across from each other, same restaurant)
Cafe Renoir
Electronics store
Metro to Jinbocho
Records-ya/Fuji records
Train home to Higashi Zushi (Green car)
Dinner at Taku & Maki’s
Train back to Yokosuka/hotel

Pictures: Best sink on earth (soap & water at top, dryer at bottom, Tokyo National Museum); Deer and maple (from “Narrative Picture Scroll of the Priest-poet Saigyo, Vol. 2,” by Tawaraya Sotasu, 17th century); sushi bar; Records-ya/Fuji records