Hello dear readers! How are you? I’m sorry it’s been such a long time!
To catch up, I’ve been traveling, working and attending some lolita meet ups. The first thing I’d like to mention is Journeys in Japan. I went to the island of Shikoku to make a television program about the Iya Valley. It was a wonderful experience visiting this remote area and I was also delighted to recieve some kind messages from people who had watched the program. They are all very much appreciated and I’m sorry to take a long time to write back sometimes!
Recently I went to stay at my friend’s family house in Oiso, Kanagawa prefecture. We also went to Niigata together to see the Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale which I’ll write about next time!
We went to visit Bun-chan and his mother! Isn’t he a handsome fellow?
We also visited this adorable cake shop that was decorated with antiques!
We had dinner at the Geihinkan, a Western-style residence built during the Meiji era. It is now an Italian restaurant and also popular for weddings. We had a prowl around inside while we were waiting for our pizzas. By the way, I took almost the same picture wearing the same dress at Luseinekan. Maybe I’ll try to do this everytime I see a dressing table!
There was a special recipe book released in conjunction with The Emperor’s Cook featuring dishes from the series. I received it as a present from TBS after the production wrapped.
Along with a friend I tried making the salmon pie that Tokuzo serves at the Hotel Ritz. It was a little bit tricky but it turned out very tasty! The filling is salmon, bechamel sauce, mushrooms, onion, parsley and a little bit of rice.