To Kyoto in summer, and visited "Takeshigero" restaurant for "Asachazen" (Morning porridge set) which is offered only in August.
Settled in a Japanese-style room facing the garden.
First, cold green tea. Since it is so delicious, asked about their origin and heard that both Sencha and Matcha are from "Takemura Gyokusuien" tea store.
First set. Plum wine, sesame tofu and three-tiered bowl.
The first tier (left) is boiled vegetables, the second tier (middle) is Kamo eggplant with Dengaku miso, and the third tier (right) is Hamo (pike conger) and cucumber in vinegar source.
Porridge and pickles. Seeded umeboshi (pickled plums) in the small blue bowl.
Eel boiled in soy source, plum source for porridge, and red miso soup.
The last is Mizuyokan bean paste and Matcha. A lot of meals in the morning.
In the afternoon, headed to Kyoto Gyoen National Park. Through Imadegawa Gomon Gate...
...To Kyoto State Guest House.
The main gate of Kyoto State Guest House. Large enough to pass large vehicles.
Yuhinoma Room (sun set room) was used at the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
A courtyard pond that can be viewed from all rooms of the house.
Fujinoma Room (wisteria room) that was used in G20 summit. The flower language of wisteria is "welcome". Wisteria flowers are also scattered on the carpet laid on the floor to welcome the guests brilliantly.
The time of the setting sun lights. The reflections from ripples on the water surface to the shoji screen are wonderful and fascinating. They can be seen only in the limited evening time on sunny days.
Kirinoma Room (paulownia room) where a formal Japanese dinner is served. The 12-meter long table and wooden chairs are jet-black urushi lacquered and beautifully polished by craftsmanship, giving off a beautiful luster. No dedicated cooking staff here, and the quality restaurants in Kyoto take turns in charge.
View from the corridor bridge across the courtyard pond.
A lot of Nishikigoi carps gather as walk, and can feel like a magnificent family. Two of the carps have longer fins. It is said that the Emperor improved the breed of them.
Passing through Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace, returned through Sakaimachi Gomon Gate.
Glad to come here.
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