Went to Kaminoge's famous eel restaurant "Kanda Kikukawa".
A long-established restaurant founded in 1947. They have three branches in Tokyo: Kanda, Hibiya, and Kaminoge. Living eels are once brought to Kaminoge, which has groundwater, and transported to each store as much as they need that day after eels have been refreshed by spitting mud with the groundwater.
The restaurant was open despite it was between lunch and dinner. The business hours are shortened due to the coronavirus, but it is open day and night continuously; easy to visit in between, less crowded time.
Lunch and dinner common menu. "When want to eat eel, time to eat it".
Broiled eel and rice (Unaju). Edomae is slowly baked with steamed sauce after receiving an order. The grilled skewers are also made to order using piano wire and eels are broiled fluffy. It took a long time to wait, but it was also fun to wait. It was a long-established taste that was soft, elegant, and convincing.
The sauce contains astragalus honey, and glad that it's also on each table.
Walked from "Kikukawa" to the Tama river. There is a residential area with a deep forest on the way, and a mansion of the founder family of Tokyu Corporation. Opposite is the residence of the old family, which is said to have continued since the Muromachi (1338-1573) period.
Arrived in Futakotamagawa Park.
The sun was just setting on the horizon.
The Starbucks in the park was crowded inside with a lot of people, probably because of the holidays. Seemed that both the shop and the customers loved coffee too much and had nothing to do with "social distance".
Mt. Fuji over the cityscape where the train ran appeared in the setting sun.
Futakotamagawa Christmas tree. Remembered the Christmas tree at Sapporo Factory that saw last time. December is coming soon.
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