Wednesday, December 11, 2013


On our way back from my cousin's orange farm (link to the post), we stopped by to see my husband's brother and shared his family some oranges. We passed the famous wooden bridge (picture of my header). After that we had dinner at the restaurant where offer us grilled chicken. As you can see, it got beautiful illuminations for Christmas. I've never seen castle shaped restaurant. Although illumination with the mixture of western and Japanese culture made me feel a bit funny, I enjoyed them very much.

Not a Castle but a Restaurant  :-) 
Very funny that Santa with carp streamers for children's day (in May) in Japan p;)
                Entrance to the eating place & what we had.

                 Linking this post to "Our world Tuesday" later next week.

       PS> I decided to keep the previous post as I had some of sweet comments and G.  
        I won't be posting until my father's memorial service is over. But I'll try visiting you. 


  1. So nice to see your post again dear Miyako :) the restaurant is so beautiful . I love the lights .. It looks like its straight out of a fairy tale :) much love and hugs .

  2. Oh how beautiful. No wonder you enjoyed this spot.
    Love & Hugs

  3. it is odd to see the santa and snowman with the carp streamers. beautiful restaurant, though! wow!

    take care, my dear friend from across the world.

  4. Culture fusion can be confusing! But it is right in the spirit of Christmas for us -- lights are all over.

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    Meu agradecimento pelos carinhos todos nesse ano e desejos de FELIZ NATAL e lindo, iluminado e com muita garra 2014 ! beijos,chica


  6. I forgot to say I'm thinking of you and hope everything about your father's Memorial Service goes well.

  7. Dear Miyako,

    Beautiful photos and love the wooden bridge and all the gorgeous lights.
    Looks like a fun restaurant.
    My thoughts are with you dear friend and hope your Fathers memorial service will go well.
    sending hugs and thanks for visiting me

  8. Hello Miyako. So good to hear from you again. These pictures are great. The bridge photo as your header picture is stunning. And the restaurant is an amazing and very festive building. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it.

    Thank you so much for such lovely comments you leave me on my blog. They always make me smile! Hugs my friend XX

  9. Dearest Miyako,
    That was a very special trip to your cousin's orange orchard and on the way back visiting your husband's brother. So nice that you got to share some oranges with them too!
    The restaurant looks very special with such fairy tale illumination. and that wooden bridge is very unique. As I see it is a pedestrian bridge it looks like. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Glad you got to enjoy something different than ongoing sad emotions. We all need that from time to time; something we really enjoy and good food.

  10. Wow the illumination is beautiful! It looks very unique restaurant shaped like a castle. The koinobori and snowman and Santa together is bit strange but kind of fun :-) The dish looks good too!

  11. Hi dear Miyako. Always good to see you here my friend. That header photograph of the bridge all lit up is absolutely stunning. I loved to see all the decorations and illuminations, but I see what you mean about mixing the two cultures! Looks like a lovely place to have a meal. I hope that your father's Memorial Service goes well, and not TOO sad for you. Sending you love and hugs x

  12. Hello Orchid!
    A very interesting restaurant indeed! Where I live, with have a Japanese restaurant with an Italian name!
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
    Wishing you the best,

  13. how gorgeous!!!
    take care of yourself my friend...we will all be here waiting,take all the time you need. xoxo

  14. Hello Miyako, the restaurant looks like a fun place. The Santa, Snowman and streamers all look so festive.

    Take care, sending my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.