The reason why sake is made in winter

Sake companies, kuramoto begin making nihonshu (Sake) in October after the rice is harvested. The new products are ready and available to consumers in November. As it gets colder and colder, sake breweries become busier. There are three reasons for this: One reason is, as I mentioned above, that the season to harvest rice is in early autumn. The second is that agricultural-related activities experience their off-season in winter, so it’s easy to get workers. The third reason is that microbes are inactive at low temperatures and so it’s easier to control those that are unfavorable. The perfect temperature for creating ordinary sake is under 15 degrees Celsius, and for ginjyoshu it is under 9 degrees Celsius.

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The season for nabe-mono has arrived!

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Nabe-mono is a Japanese cuisine quite similar to stew. Winter time is the season for Nabe-mono. When we refer to nabe in this season, we mean the practice of putting a pot over a burner in the center of the table and boiling vegetables, seafood, meat and other ingredients as per your preference. People serve themselves into their own small dish. Sukiyaki and shabushabu are also a kind of nabe-mono, but these are not generally included in the winter nabe-mono category. Actually, recent research shows that if you eat nabe with other people you’ll experience relaxed brain waves and find it easier to socialize.

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We have available apartments in November and December

We have available apartments for November and December

We have a variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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Flowers in autumn

Some flowers are blooming in autumn. You can visit some places in Yokosuka and enjoy flowers.  Cosmos flowers are fully bloomed in Soleil Nooka Park now!

Here are representative flowers you can see in Yokosuka:

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Cosmos

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Japanese Winter Camellia

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Japanese Silverleaf

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Pansy

And more!!!!

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Momiji-gari – Autumn leaf hunting

From mid-September to early December, people go out to the mountainous countryside to see autumn leaves, an activity which is called “Autumn leaf hunting,” or momiji-gari. The three most important annuallyconsiderations for people wishing to enjoy momiji-gari are: the timing, finding a place where the atmosphere and scenery match the autumn leaves, and the convenience of the location. People also enjoy combining the viewing of autumn leaves with other activities, such as using a public bath, or onsen.

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We have available apartments in November and December

We have available apartments in November and December 2018

We have a variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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Temple in Kamakura part 2

Gokurakuji Temple

A family temple of the Hojo clan, placed at a strategic point for transportation and defense purposes on the route from Kamakura to Kyoto. The temple functioned as a center for the salvation of the weak and poor and was given by the Kamakura Shogunate the authority to maintain Wakaenoshima Port and collect tax.

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Shomyoji Temple

A family temple of the Kanazawa-Hojo clan. It was also a stronghold to protect the northeastern part of Kamakura. The Kanazawa Library, which was set up at Shomyoji Temple, tells of the magnificence of the samurai culture

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Temple in Kamakura

Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura

A bronze seated statue of the Buddha Amida with a height of approximately 11.5m, which was built for the protection of the Kamakura Shogunate and the people. The robust and powerful beauty of art expressed in it shows the powerfulness of the samurai and the samurai culture.

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Jokomyoji Temple

A Buddhist temple was build by regents, Hojo Tokiyori and Hojo Nagatoki. It was one of the central Buddhist temples in the study of Buddhist teachings in Kamakura. A pictorial drawing that had been inherited in the temple shows the Hojo clan’s construction of Buddhist temples very well.

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Kakuonji Temple

A Buddhist temple was built by a regent, Hojo Yoshitoki. Its tranquil religious space shows the characteristics of Kamakura’s Buddhist temples ‘landscapes very well. It was one of the central Buddhist temples in the study of Buddhist teachings in Kamakuda.

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Shrine in Kamakura Part 2

Jufukuji Temple

The first Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura, which was built on the site of the residence of Minamoto no Yoshimoto, the father of Minamoto no Yoritomo. It is profoundly associated with “Tea”, which is one of the distinctive characteristics of the samurai culture.

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Zuisenji Temple

A Zen Buddhist temple was built by Muso Soseki. Its garden that was created by carving out the mountain is considered to show the complete form of the early Zen Buddhist garden.

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Engakuji Temple

Built to mourn for the victims who died during the invasion by Mongolia without distinguishing friends and enemies. Together with Kenshoji Temple, it played a big role in the establishment of Zen Buddhism in Japan

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Shrine in Kamakura part 1

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Relocated to the existing location by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1180. It was a very important place as the symbolic and spiritual center of the samurai government and as the stage not only for religious activities but also political and ceremonial purposes.

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Kenchoji Temple

The first ashram dedicated to Zen Buddhism in Japan that was built, receiving a Chinese high Buddhist priest, Rankei Doryu. It made a great contribution as the largest facility for the introduction of Chinese culture to the establishment and development of the samurai culture.

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Eagara Tenjinsha Shrine

Worshipped as the god that protects the Kamakura Shogunate together with Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall building is thought to date back to the 14th century

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