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#852 Shojin-ryori


Every year, my mom and her friend travel from Tokyo to Nara for the customary sightseeing. I also go from Osaka to Nara to meet them every time.

Shojin-ryori at Jikoin

This time we went to Jikoin(Zen temple). It is known for its beautiful garden and Shojin-ryori. Shojin-ryori uses only vegetables and prohibit the use of fish and meat. When we had the meal, there were only three of us in neatly decorated room. On our right, there was a “Tsubo niwa”, which was a small inner garden inside the temple. Then on our left, there was a typical Japanese garden.


↑“Tsubo niwa”, it is an inner garden.

The chopstick holder had some texts written on it. And they are lessons on how we should eat and who we should thank when we eat. We read aloud the lessons before we ate the shojin-ryori.
We didn’t talk much. We just tasted the food. It was so peaceful and quiet.

To be continued …

Small joy!!(2018.6.21)

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2018-07-05 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2018.07.05 22:21

恒例の奈良旅行ですね。
女三人寄ればかしましい、っていうけど、静かに味わって食べたのですね。
味わった後は、おしゃべりに花が咲いたのかな?
いつも仲良しだものね。
鹿にも会った?

nako nako | 2018.07.06 18:53

奈良のどこにでも鹿がいるわけではないのだよ〜笑‼︎
今回は大和小泉駅近隣をタクシーでいろいろと移動しました。
紫陽花で有名な矢田寺→慈光院→法起寺→法輪寺
どこも観光客がまばらで、そこがいいのですが、ゆっくりと穏やかに回りました。
で、それなりに山奥だったんですが、鹿には一頭も出会いませんでした。
yokoさんも奈良好きだと思います。

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