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Gyudon, 牛丼


Gyudon is a Japanese dish in which thinly sliced beef and onions are simmered

in sweet and spicy sauce such as soy sauce and placed on top of a bowl of rice.



The menu on the photo is Gyudon, shijimi kai (fresh water clam) soup and salad at

the restaurant Sykiya which is Gyudon Chain restaurant.


Fruits picking in Chikugo region


The Chikugo Plain, where spreads along the Chikugo River basin, is the most

prosperous agricultural region in Fukuoka-prefecture.

In particular, Asakura, Ukiha, and Tanushimaru are cultivated with a wide

variety of fruits.

You can enjoy fruit picking all year round.

Strawberry : all year round

Grape : August to beginning of October

Pear : August to beginning of October

Persimmon : Middle of October to beginning of December

Apple : August to December

Tonkatsu, 豚カツ


Tonkatsu is the pork cutlet, which is a Japanese dish made of thick slices of pork loin

or fillet coated with flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs and fried in cooking oil.



The dish on the photo are Tonkatu, fried prawn and fried oyster at Hamakatsu


Hamakatsu is a tonkatsu restaurant chain.


Tensho youth mission to Europe


In 1582, four youth boarded a ship bound for Europe at Nagasaki Port.

They were dispatched as representatives of Japanese Christian federal lords,

and departed with Alessandro Valignano who was Jesuit missionary who

planned the Youth mission.  

Four youth were Ito Mansho Ito, Chijiwa Miguel, Hara Martino, Nakaura Julian

who were around 13 years old.



The purpose of the mission is to show the four people who studied at Arima

Seminario about Europe and to convey the greatness of Europe to the

Japanese people.

By introducing the boy raised by the Jesuits to Europe, the mission was to

highlight the achievements of Japan’s missionary work and gain support from

the Pope and the King of Portugal.


Two years and six months after leaving Nagasaki, they finally arrived in Europe.

He first had an audience with Philip II at Rispon, and was subsequently welcomed

in various places.

On March 23, 1585, Japan had an audience with the Pope and made its grand d

ebut on the world stage. After that, they also visited various parts of Italy.


When they returned to Nagasaki in 1590, Christianity was being prohibited.

Therefore, their achievements were suppressed due to the ban on Christianity.

It was not until 1858, when religious freedom was recognized, that their activities

were evaluated.


Dec. 29, 2023


Tonkotsu ramen, 豚骨ラーメン


Tonkotsu ramen is a local dish representing Fukuoka-prefecture.

Meaning of Tonkotsu ramen is pork born soup noodle created in Kurume,


Toppings include roast pork, wood ear mushrooms, and boiled eggs, etc.



The restaurant on the photo is Toryuken in Kitakyushu.

Opening the port created Christian town Nagasaki


Nagasaki Port was opened in 1570 by Sumitada Omura, who was the first feudal lord

in Japan to be baptized as a Christian.

At that time, there was a Christian family who immigrated with Figueiredo.

Many of them were people fleeing persecution, coming from Shimabara, Iki, Goto,

Hirado, and Yamaguchi. This was the beginning of the Christian town Nagasaki.



Sumitada Omura donated the territories of Nagasaki and Mogi to the Jesuits in order

to fend off attacks from nearby enemies.

In 1580, Japan Society of Jesus established its headquarters in Nagasaki.


Dec. 28, 2023


Christian missionary work in Nagasaki


Christian missionary activities in Japan began after Francis Xavier came to

Hirado in 1550.

The Jesuit missionaries who accompanied Francis Xavier carried out missionary

activities in Hirado, Omura, Nagasaki, Goto, Kuchinotsu, Shimabara, Iki,

Amakusa, Bungo, etc. And then many people converted to Christianity.



main missionaries;

Cosme de Torres (Spanish), Juan Fernandes (Spanish), Luis de Almeida (Portuguese),

Gaspar Vilela (Portuguese), Luis Frois (Portuguese), Melechor de Figueiredo

(Portuguese), Alessandro Valignano (Italian)


Dec. 27, 2023


How was the great nature of Aso created?


Aso possesses the world’s largest Caldera with 18km west-east and 24 km north-south,

created by 4 times of explosive volcanic activity in the ancient time, 3 million years ago.

Surrounding the caldera is the world’s largest outer mountain, and there are 5 mountains

included Mt. Naka which is still active volcano in the outer mountain.



The 4 times volcanic activities in the ancient time also affected the surrounding area of Aso,

resulting in the formation of the following nature.

Takachiho Gorge, Nabegataki water fall, Harajiri water fall, Keya cave


Dec. 26, 2023


Japanese Religion


Japan’s indigenous religion is Shinto. It is an ethnic religion that has continued from

Japan’s ancient times to the present day, and has permeated all aspects of Japanese

life and culture, and has the energy to accept foreign cultures including religions and

transform them into a Japanese style.




Unlike many religions, it has no founder or scripture, and is based on the idea that God

resides in all things. It is an animistic, ancestral spirit-worshipping folk religion that focuses

on myths, eight million gods, nature and natural phenomena.


Japanese Buddhism was introduced through China in the 5th century and is a religion

that has now been incorporated into Japanese life along with Shinto.

What surprises many foreigners is that Japanese people visit shrines and temples.
The reason is that there are two religions in Japan. Shinto and Buddhism have
influenced each other over many years and have become integrated into Japanese life.
Japanese people worship an idol called Hotoke and are in awe of an invisible being
called Kami. I don’t find it strange that I go to Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. ”
Dec. 25, 2023 

Udon, うどん


Udon is a representative dish of Japan that has been eaten for a long time and

is one of the popular lunch menus.

Udon is made by adding water to wheat flour and kneading it into noodles.

Cooking methods, ingredients used, and side dishes vary depending on the region.


Udon on the photo is Sukesan Udon restaurant which is popular Udon restaurant

Udon chain established in Kitakyushu.