Michael and Shun-Shun, tasting espresso made with delicious fresh-roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffee, during #GoldenWeek2018
Happy Constitution Memorial Day! Many Japanese workers get about a week off around the end of April and beginning of May. This is because there is cluster of national holidays during this time.
The week starts on April 29, a national holiday that used to be celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa, who passed away in 1989. It is now celebrated as Showa Day, a day to allow people to think back on the hardship and recovery of the Showa period and to ponder the future of Japan.
May 3 is Constitution Memorial Day. The present Constitution of Japan came into effect on this day in 1947. May 5 is Children’s Day, set aside to pray for the healthy growth and happiness of boys and girls.
How do you eat a large — make that really large — hamburger? Easy! Share it with friends. Our Kikori Burger is big enough to feed a woodsman, logger, farmer, sumo wrestler, or hungry teenage track & field competitor.
Michael’s Cafe is aiming to create and serve the largest, most delicious hamburger in Iwate. Made with love, and a whole pound of premium Tono beef, served with lettuce, tomato, mayo and ketchup, on a gigantic bun, made by a bakery right here in Tono.
How big is it?
It’s easy, just point to it on the menu! Hmmm. There’s two children here, but one is hidden. Where did she go? She must be somewhere. I saw her just a moment ago. Is she hiding?
Oops! I ate one. Important to test what’s coming out of the oven, right? Banana, pecan, and a hint of ginger. Now all it needs is decoration and presentation.
Chizuko’s banana bread just got better. Today’s fresh-baked treat is banana bread with candied spiced pecans, and orange zest, made with oranges grown right here in Tono!*
This is Masanori Kato, he’s from Daisen, Akita. He and his wife dropped in earlier this week, and while there were here enjoying coffee Kato-san was kind enough to show us his sketchbook.
This time Chizuko added a home-made caramel sauce finish to the baked apples, cranberries, and walnuts, and instead of won ton wrappers, we’re using puff pastry. It’s delicious.