Liberty Cove House Staff 4

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Alice Torii

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

Possess excellent customer service and communication skills.

Hobby:

My new hobby is boxing.

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Things I am into lately:

My grandkid!!

Message to our customers:

Yokosuka is my home town. I am passionate about introducing you to places you won’t find on Google.

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Liberty Cove House Staff 2

Name : 

Takashi Fuchito

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

I lived in New York from 1977 until 1981 and traveled 40 countries during this period.

Since then, for 30 years I have been visiting N.Y a few times every year.

If you like travels, I can tell you a lot of stories about abroad

Hobby:

Also one of my hobby is fishing, I can introduce to you some nice fishing spots.

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Things I am into lately:

I caught a big eel in Kamakura and made an excellent Kabayaki.

Message to our customers:

I hope you can have a pleasant stay at Liberty Cove House and if my experience helps, it would be my big pleasure.

 

 

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Liberty Cove House Staff 1

Name : 

Mikio Matsui

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Position : 

Assistant Manager

Profile: 

  • Over 25 years’ experience in lodging industry.
  • Completed a hotel management course offered by Sanno Junior College.
  • Highly experienced in front desk operations.
  • Lived in New Zealand on a working holiday visa.
  • Worked at a Japanese restaurant while attending a language school.

Hobby:

Skydiving, Skiing, Climbing and Karaoke

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Things I am into lately:

To get the license of real estate transaction specialist

Message to our customers:

I was born in Yokohama which is right next city of Yokosuka and I still live here. I provide you latest events and Japanese culture during your stay at Liberty Cove House. I  accommodate our tenant with over 25 years’ experience in this industry. If anything concerns you, please feel free to talk to me. I am happy to help you.

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Hina-Matsuri Girl’s day Event

March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls.

Big Hinamatsuri events are in Kanto Area this weekend.

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Meguro Gajoen (Meguro, Tokyo)

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Seto Yashiki Hina-Matsuri (Ashigari, Kanagawa)

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Katsuura Big Hina-Matsuri (Katsuura, Chiba)

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What do we eat on Girl’s festival – Tomorrow is the Girl’s day

Tomorrow is the Girl’s festival in Japan. It is not a national holiday but families have girls, they cerebrate today.

It is the traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both health and growth. This family event originally began 600 years ago. We set up dolls and have a party. We eat ‘chirashi-zushi’ which is unrolled sushi with pieces of raw fish, vegetables and thin strip of egg.

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It’s ‘hina-arare’. This is grilled bits of rice cake for this festival.

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This is called ‘Hishi-mochi The sweet is rhomboid in shape and typically formed from three layers of red (pink), white, and green mochi, from top to bottom.

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Liberty House Yokosuka apartment available now

Liberty House Yokosuka apartments are available now. This apartment is for long term tenants only. Minimum 1 year lease.

If you are interested in, please contact more details at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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The three great garden in Japan

Japanese gardens have evolved into a variety of styles, including karesansui, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water, and Zen gardens (Japanese rock gardens) that are used for various purposes. Garden design is an important Japanese art form that has been refined for more than a thousand years. The gardens of the emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation

The following are the three major daimyo (historical rulers of Japan) gardens. Each garden is good for appreciating the beauty of snow, the moon and plum blossoms, and they are known as the three great − meaning outstanding − gardens of Japan.

Kenrokuen (Kanazwa, Ishikawa-ken)

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Kenrokuen was built for the enjoyment of the daimyo in Kanazawa as a landscape garden designed for strolling in. Kenrokuen combines the six attributes of a perfect garden: a variety of ponds, streams, hills, groves, flower gardens, and several pavilions and tea houses. The winter scenery of snow-capped stone lanterns and pine trees protected by ropes is especially attractive.

Korakuen (Okayama, Okayama-ken)

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Korakuen is said to be one of the best gardens in Japan in which to stroll. It was built in 1700 by Ikeda Terumasa, the daimyo of Okayama. It stands next to Okayama Castle and was used to entertain visitors and guests as well as for their own enjoyment.

Kairakuen (Mito, Ibaraki-ken)

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A spacious garden famous for its plum trees, Kairakuen was built in the year 1841 by the local daimyo, Tokugawa Nariaki. Kairakuen served not only for the enjoyment of the daimyo but was also open to the public.

 

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Blowfish Dish

Fugu (blowfish) is in season from around the autumn to the spring equinox. However, winter is the best season to eat it. One reason is that many fugu dishes are served hot or in a soup. Japanese people love eating fugu in Japanese-style stew, nabe, fried, in roasted fin sake or other hot dishes and love enjoying the firm fish meat. Another reason is that fugu come closer to the Japanese coast in this season, so are easier to catch.

Fugu has a poison. Even so Japanese people still love fugu dishes. We even eat fugu in sashimi in a slightly different way from other sashimi.

Fugu meat is rich in fiber and elastic, so it’s hard to chew.That’s why the cook slices fugu thin enough that you can see the scenery through it; that way you can chew it and enjoy the texture. The cook uses a special knife to slice fugu, and carefully presents the pieces on a huge dish; a round shape is the most common way. Looking at the pattern on a china dish through thinly sliced fugu sashimi, it might feel as if you are looking at a piece of art. Japanese cooks also use a special knife technique.

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Prime Friday starts in Japan

What is Prime Friday? Starting Friday today, many workers in Japan will have a chance to start the weekend early.  The Premium Friday campaign, launched by the government and business lobby Keidanren, calls on workers to leave the office at around 3 pm on the last Friday of each month. Aimed at boosting consumption and curbing long working hours, business are hoping to cash in on the move, offering a variety of new services and products.

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Kaiseki Ryouri – Japanses full tea ceremony

Have you tried Kaiseki Ryouri ?

Basically designated to be served at a full tea ceremony. Can be eaten at restaurants where formal, high-class Japanese cuisine is served. Made under strict rules such as the food must highlight the season, and must appeal to the eye as well as to the plate.

You can find Kaiseki Ryori restaurant in Yokohama and Tokyo area as well as Yokosuka.

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