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A perfect ending

Bathing time at a local onsen with seaweed hotspring water from Katsura.


Dinner of freshly caught fish at local eatery.



Adventures of a caterpillar. Back inside the dome we watched as Mr Caterpilla made his way around, literally, the globe.






By the way, no caterpillar was harmed in photographing for this post ;-)

Thank you so much Kenji for having us over! We really loved being in Nakadaki and seeing your mountain and dome - looking forward to seeing how Kenjimanjaro comes along!

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Kenjimanjaro

It was pretty exciting to see Kenji’s newly bought mountain. So much nature and fresh everything!


The real deal mineral water from the mountain and wild wasabi.


And fruits everywhere.


Kuro you lucky dog!

Absolutely gorgeous view of the mountains across.

Inspecting the mountain.



Kenji’s viewing chair.

Mo’ fruits and us.



At the foot of the mountain are two houses and a greenhouse plus mushrooms and flowers and chairs…







Kuro doubles as our chauffeur.

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Nakadaki outing

Last weekend we went to visit Kenji and Kuro down in Nakadaki and to stay at the dome house that he built. It was pretty amazing and a lot cozier that I thought. Waking up to red firm tomatoes and fresh dewy air was great.



Things that caught our eyes around the dome.




Hello Kuro! Kuro is a mix of Shiba and Husky.

The dome! And nature!

And off we went for a delicious and bountiful country breakfast.






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Kenji’s 35th

We all gathered at Nakadaki again - this time with a bigger crowd, to celebrate Kenji’s birthday. And this time we rented a big cottage next door.

Keiko and Philip’s little Anni almost stole the show.

Kay and Kinjo’s quiet moment.

Eric’s sleepy moment.


Barbeque on the patio.



Kenji’s birthday moments.

Gino does like Eric.

Kimi’s friend Nao kindly gave us a ride back home.

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Nakadaki yummies from Kinjochan

Fish from a special river - forget which.
일본 어느 강에만 잡히는 굉장히 ì‹ ì„ í•œ 생선이라했는데 ê°• 이름도 생선 이름도 잊어버렸다. 생선이 머리에 좋다는건 다 거짓말인가… ;-P

Salted, skewered and on grill.
소금치고 창에 꽂아서 그릴에 얺다.

You eat it whole - head and guts and all. Guts were a little bitter.
통째로 먹는다. 머리와 내장까지. 내장은 맛이 좀 썼다.

Cake envy ;-)
생일 케이크.

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Nakadaki adventure

Kenji graciously invited us all to his cabin in the mountains for Kimi’s birthday. Nakadaki is 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours away from Tokyo, depending on which kind of train you take. We were lucky enough to spend the night there. What a beautiful break from the city.
친구 키미의 생일파티를 위해 모두 켄지의 산속 오두막에 갔다. 동경에서 1시간 반에서 2시간 반 정도 떨어진 나카다키라는 곳으로.

Next door neighbour Keiko gate crashes our party with her husband’s photo album. She is so sweet and makes great miso dippings! (I want her recipe….)
옆집 아줌마 케이코가 남편 사진 앨범을 들고 와서 자랑을… 하하

Birthday cake flew in from Vienna - for real!
비엔나로부터 주문한다는 쵸코렛 케이크! 마리앙또아넷이 먹던 케이크 레시피를 그대로 따른다나…

Reggae look by Eric and Gino.
에릭과 지노는 레게 바람이.

Myung Jin strikes a pose in front of birthday sign.
축생일 사인 앞에 선 명진.

Eric and Kenji at the patio.
오 두막 앞에 작은 파티오에서.

Countryside view is similar to Korea, but neater.
시골풍경은 한국과 비슷한 가운데 약간 더 정돈되어 있는 느낌.

Kenji’s cottage is so cute!
아담한 사이즈의 켄지 오두막.

Surrounded by greens.
숲으로 둘러싸여있다.

Inside the cabin is very cosy.
오두막 안.

The chandelier!
촌스럽지만 왠지 어울리는 조명. 디스코볼까지…

Nice view of patio.
귀여운 파티오.

The ocean is only few minutes away. There were many surfers, all in wet suit.
해변이 바로 옆이다. 아직 쌀쌀한 날씨에도 불구하고 서퍼들이 많았다.

Kenji, Myung Jin, and Eric.
켄지, 명진, 에릭.

The lighthouse.
등대.

Chojamachi station is the closest train station.
제일 가까운 시골역. 작지만 반듯하게 모든 것이 갖추어져있다.

We upgraded to “green car” on the way back.
돌아오는 길.

Eric with moustache?? Found on subway.
지하철에서 발견한 광고. 에릭이 수염을 기르면 이렇게?

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