Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Happy New Year!!

This year is year of the Tiger in Japan.
I would like to walk the world with dignity like the tiger on business, this year.
We wish everyone good luck for the coming year!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

It's a very merry Christmas.

My children's friends, words may not be enough for comforting you in your great sorrow.
But, still we must overcome the sadness and carry on.
Merry Christmas...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The sad news

A beautiful and intelligent lady died suddenly on December 20, 2009.
She was a mother of my children's friends.
She has 3 children. And her eldest son is a friend of my eldest son.
And then, her second son is a friend of my second daughter.
Of course, she is also a familiar parson for me.
The news of her loss comes as a shock to all of us.
Please allow me to extend my deepest condolences on...

Monday, December 14, 2009


Tetsujin 28 (Ironman 28) was the first manga to feature a giant robot in Japan.
As Author Mitsuteru Yokoyama was born in Kobe, Japan, the coffee company and the confectionary company in Kobe made this Sablé.
But unfortunately, the confectionary company closed a business this time.
So these are limited to stock on hand...
If you are interested in this Sablé, please hurry!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Organic tea

Recently, many people are interested in organic farm products.
Japanese organic green tea is good for health and tasty.
So actually, many people buy this as the winter gifts in our store now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


My cousin got the top of sake tasting in Japan!!
It is a tasting event to determine the best person of KIKIZAKESHI(Sake tasting).

I know there are several different types of sake, and the following special denominations are specified by the Japanese government. Ginjoshu, Junmaishu, Honjozoshu.
SAKE is very in-depth like WINE.
So I think he have to reach a profound knowledge of SAKE.


Monday, November 30, 2009


Next year, it is VISIT JAPAN Year 2010 in Japan.
And Japan National Tourist Organization embark on a campaign.
Of course, we would like to participate this VISIT JAPAN CAMPAIGN.
Now, our store is participating in the WINTER CAMPAIGN.
When you visit to KINKI (Hyogo) in Japan, please come to our Japanese green tea store.
And before you visit to Japan, please download the coupon.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Now, our matcha cookies are sold at B1 floor of SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI ( 12 Nov. - 29 Nov., 2009).
Taiwanese, please don't miss it on this chance!!
Matcha cookie is really tasty and the package is really good!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The first day of winter

November 7, 2009 is the first day of winter(Ritto) in Japan.
The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms.
Ritto is the 19th solar term.
It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 225° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 240°.
It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 225°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around November 7 and ends around November 22.
(excerpt from WIKIPEDIA)
But, today is really warm in Kobe, Japan.
If I have free time, I would like to go hiking.
But unfortunately, I have to work.
Let's go our store!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Our matcha cookie will be sold at SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI ( 12 Nov. - 29 Nov., 2009).
Taiwanese, please don't miss it on this chance!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Class closure

Now, my son's class in his junior high school is class closure.
Many students was absent yesterday. So they will not go to school this week.
Most of them, they cought a flu.
Of course, my son is in good physical condition.
He drinks green tea every day, and he gargles by green tea.
It is really important that we will prevent the disease.
Please try to gargle by green tea.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan has chosen our products (Matcha cookie& Matcha green tea) as article at an exhibition for SIA2010 in Paris.
The consumer public will also be able to buy them at the place.
Parisians, please don't miss it!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tetsujin 28-go (Ironman 28)

Tetsujin 28-go is a cartoon(manga) written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who also created Giant Robo.
The manga was later adapted into several anime TV series, the first in 1963.
It was the first manga to feature a giant robot.
Mitsuteru Yokoyama was born in Kobe, Japan.
So this time, the monument of Tetsujin was completed in Kobe!!
Please drop in and see him when you happen to come to Kobe.
And of course please drop in and see us...

Monday, September 28, 2009

late-summer vacation

I have a late-summer vacation with my family.
We enjoyed the hotel life, swimming pool and having a good dinner.
I love to spend a time with my family.
But recently, I think my first daughter and my son would like to spend a fun time with their friends.
It can't be helped...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Recently, New influenza is prevalent in Japan again.
Even if they are the patient without disease, they may catch an illness.
So everybody need the prevention of influenza.
What is the No.1 prevention?
That is the Hand washing and the Gargle!!
It is really easy and childish.
But it is important.
The government is also calling for people to wear masks and gargle as well as to wash their hands.
And we recommend our powdered tea.
Of course, you can drink it. That is tasty. But it is also good to gargle.
You know, Green tea have many Tannins(Catechins).
It is good for the prevention of cold.

Please try it!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Respect-for the-Aged Day(敬老の日)

Respect-for-the-Aged Day (敬老の日, Keiro no hi) is a Japanese holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens. A national holiday since 1966, this used to be held on September 15. Beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September. "According to Wikipedia"

So it is 21 Sep., 2009 on this year.

This national holiday traces its origins to 1947, when Nomatanimura (now Yachiyocho), Hyogo Prefecture(Our store is in Hyogo.) proclaimed September 15 Old Folks' Day (Toshiyori no Hi).

Actually, it is nothing special to respect for the elderly person.
But we need the day to re-realize.
So many people give some present for their grandparent.
Green tea gift is really popular for the elderly person.

Friday, August 28, 2009


We are offering for a limited time only at the following shop.
Please visit to their shop.
地域力宣言2009 in ranKing ranQueen
Sep.3,~16,2009(KOBE Matcha Green Tea)
地域力宣言2009 in RELUCK
Sep.3,~30,2009(Matcha cookie in the drawstring bag・KOBE Matcha Green Tea)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


We went to Shimane pref., Japan last week.
That is our hometown.
Our father and mother live in the island of Shimane.
So we have to drive our car and board a ship when we go to there from Kobe.
It is very far away. We were really tired to move.
But thanks to this, we could see two actresses.
Their name are Mana and Kana.
Some time ago, I wrote about the TV serials "DAN DAN" on Jan. 31, 2009.
They are the main actresses.
They are really cute and pretty!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Obon or just Bon, also referred to as "Day of the Dead", is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed spirits of one's ancestors.
This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestor's graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars.
We visited to my grand mother's grave to clean and place a flower last week.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Shake Shake Matcha!!

We had an event for Shake Shake Matcha.
How to make it:
1. Please put in the matcha green tea powder(3g) in the stainless bottle.
And pour in water or hot water at body temperature(180ml).
2. Please fasten the cap on the bottle tightly.
3. Please shake and shake!!
4. Please put some ice in the bottle until full(220ml).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy primarily consisting of very fresh raw seafood, sliced into thin pieces about 2.5cm wide by 4cm long by 0.5cm thick, but dimensions vary depending on the type of chef. My favorite sushi restaurant's chef always slice thick. Sashimi served with only a dipping soy sauce. This is really delicious!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Antenna shop in Sapporo

Our Matcha cookie will be available at Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan - from Aug. 2009 to Oct. 2009.
The building is Toshin-building next MaruiImai department store.
That is an antenna shop.
We hope our products get more recognition.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I went to the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" with our family.
Every time we went to the movie theater together.
We love that story and we love Ronald Bilius Weasley.
Do you know him?
Of course, he is a very close friend of Harry.
He is really cute, and he has a sweet nature.
Because he and my son have similar characteristics.
We are really looking forward to going to movie next time.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cold matcha! ! Shake and Shake!

How to make:
1. Please put in the matcha green tea powder(3g) in the stainless bottle.
And pour in water or hot water at body temperature(200ml).
2. Please fasten the cap on the bottle tightly.
3. Please shake and shake!!
4. Please put some ice in the bottle until full.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

「40 Export Promising Processed Foods Recognized by the World」

Our Matcha cookie elected as「40 Export Promising Processed Foods Recognized by the World」.
It is one of the project of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. "WASHOKU-Try Japan's Good Food"
We are really happy, and please try to eat our Matcha cookie.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman.
He was the King of Pop.
He was a hero.
He was my favorite singer.
He was a grand person.
For me, as a child.

I was really sad about his death.
Innumerable fan grieved about the death of the great singer.
May his soul rest in peace...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Welcome Young Japanese People

Recently, young people don't drink a Japanese green tea in Japan.
I can not believe it. You, too?
Of course, they drink some tea or water.
But they are the bottled drink.
Many Japanese people do not want to use a tea pot.
So most of people use some packed of green tea or powdered green tea, or buy the bottled tea.
I know.
They think that it's too much of a bother.
Yes, I know.
But you can drink the most delicious green tea when you use a tea pot.
How about a nice cup of tea?

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I went to Arima in Kobe-city with my family to see some fireflys.
Every year we've gone to somewhere to see them.
Our store is not so far from Arima.
So we went to there on this Tue.
Of course we could see them, but I was dissatisfied with them.
Because we had to see beyond a wire fence.
Arima is the famous hot-spring area in West Japan.
So the area is set out neatly.

Last year we went to Himeji.
That was really countryside.
So we were able to see a lot of fireflys right in front of us.
Next year we will go to there again though there is a little far from our home.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Susan Boyle

Susan Margaret Boyle is Scottish singer who came to international public attention in 2009 after she appeared as a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent". Boyle became known when she sang "I dreamed a dream" from Les Miserables in the competition's first round, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 11 Apr., 2009. In final of the third series of the show, she finished in second place, behind dance group "Diversity".
I really love her voice. But after she got the second place, she looks be overcome with loss. And then she went to hospital.
She are frequently reported by the media. So I can imagine about her mind.
But I want to hear her voice again.
I hope she get well soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I was massaged by the massage practitioner on this Tue.
It was first experience for me.
I always do computer work, so I am very tense around the shoulders and neck.
My daughter was worried about it. And she presented me the tickets of a massage shop.
I felt good, but it hurt a little...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Good bye swine flu

It was back-to-school day Monday for the majority of students at 4,400 schools in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures after being kept home for a week by the outbreak of swine flu.
My daughters and son also went to school today.
They feel really happy, especially my little daughter.
Because my first daughter have to take a exam. from tomorrow.
So she does not feel happy so much.

On Monday, the ministry said newly confirmed cases of the virus peaked May 20 and have been decreasing since.

It is also good news for our store.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day is a day honoring fathers, celebrated on various days in many places around the world.
In Japan, it is on June 21 in this year.
Some children give a present for thier father.
I used to give something.
Especially my brother and I gave him the business bag.

But I think unfortunately it will weigh heavily Mother's Day than Father's Day.
How do you think about?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

H1N1 flu

Finally, the number of domestic swine flu cases hit 42 on Sunday after 34 high school and college students and teachers in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures were confirmed to have been infected.
I live in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture.
Of course, my family is OK now.
But we have to avoid the flu.
And so, we will tell you the means of prevention.
That is the green tea gargle.

Green tea has an antiseptic effect.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


We participated in exhibitions in Osaka.
Of course we displayed our matcha cookie at the ezhibition.
Many people are interested in our matcha cookie, and we could swap business cards with them.
But we are ill-prepared for the exhibition. Our business card and some brochure are not substantial.
We are really sorry for some customers...

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Today, my brother celebrated a marriage in Kobe!
It was a family wedding with only relative and close.
But my brother and his wife hope the ceremony will allow the couple to share their happiness with everyone.
My brother was grinning from ear to ear at his wedding.
Long life and happiness to you both!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

An event of Tokyo

I went to Tokyo from the day before yesterday to yesterday.
Because there were an event of "Nippon TV Golden Week" in Tokyo.
We attended the campaign for our matcha cookie.
We offered our matcha cookie for 200 people.
And we could introduce our store and our matcha cookie.
Thank you so much for the event staff and many customers!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I went to go to the Sushi restaurant with my family and my friends.
I have never been to there.
The restaurant is near my store.
They are also the fish dealer.
So their fish is really fresh.
And the restaurant is the fancy-looking room.
We had some good tasty sushi, Tempura(Japanese deep-fried food), and Sashimi(Sliced raw fish)...
We really enjoyed the delicious food!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


There is an event "Nippon TV Golden Week" in Tokyo from 29 Apr. to 6 May. 2009.
Our matcha cookie will be put on display from 5 May to 6 May 2009!!
We hope to see many of you.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The first tea of the season

The first tea of the season is now hitting the market in Japan.
They are picked from April to the end of May.
In Kagoshima Prefecture, tea picking started at the biginning of April.
The taste is really good and they have mellow flavor.
Would you be interested in tasting our tea?

Thursday, April 16, 2009


We got a testimonial of the Great Britain Prize in the Visit Japan Campaign 2009 souvenir contest!!
It is a just paper, yet it's of value to me.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good bye my precious car!!

I boutht a car.
So I relinquished my precious car.
The car's name is Odyssey.
We called him "Mr. Odyssey".
He is wine red, and he came to my home 13 year's ago.
He knew everything of our family.
When we went to my store, when my first daughter went to the cram school, when my son sent to the soccer school, when I picked up my little daughter from the hospital of birth...and when we went to a whole lot of different places, He always took us.
Thank you very much and good bye.
Yours affectionately.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

About half of the cherry blossoms

We went out to see the cherry blossoms at the park the day before yesterday.
And I enjoyed a barbecue party with our family.
My mother has a disease. So she can't go out so long time.
But at that time, she wanted to go with us.
We were happy, and really enjoyed a barbecue.
But, unfortunately, about half of the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
I will put a picture of full bloom next time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Japanese legend

Actually, I stowed away my daughter's Hina dolls today.
It is too late in Japan.
Because, It is ancient tradition that daughters will be past marriageable age if their parents stowed away their dolls late past 4 Mar.
It needs to clear as soon as possible after 3 Mar.
We have 2 daughters!!
Today is already 6 Apr.!!
Dear me!!
But I would like to spend with them long time.
So It is good for me that they will be past marriageable.
Well, I don't know what is the marriageable age...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fair ride

Today, our store was OFF.
So I went to go to the amusement park with my family.
The name is Tojyokoland.
That is not a big park, and there are not so many fair ride.
But my daughter likes there.
But she didn't like a white-knuckle ride last year. It is great height and speed.
When whe rode it with me, she lamented aloud.
So I think she will not also ride it today.
But first of all, she rode it with her sister.
I was really surprised.
I don't relish doing...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Running school

Today, my daughter took a running lesson.
The teacher was Mr. Asahara.
As you know, Mr. Asahara is a Olympic athlete.
He is a famous sprinter in Japan.
The lesson time was a just short time. So I'm not sure whether she can understand a good form. But it's sure she enjoyed a tag with the great athlete.
I also want to play a tag with them.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


My brother met his fiancee's parents yesterday.
Until recently, I have thought he's a quirkyalone.
Because he looks like to enjoy his bachelor life.
He lives alone in a skyscraper condo in Tokyo, Japan.
He enjoys an elegant lifestyle.
But finally, he met loved one.
I also met her, and I am favorably impressed.
Congratulations on deciding to tie the knot!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


When I drive to go to my store this morning, I saw some people wear the ceremonial garment. They look like to go to a graduation.
There are some kindergartens, elementary schools, and a junior high school near my home.
I bring back memories when my daughter and son graduated from their school.
Especially, when my son graduated from his elementary school...
He has a girl friend. She has a serious disease. So when she was 4th grade, she almost could not come to school. 5th grade, also...
But she has been battled illness. And finally she can come to school many days when she was 6th grade.
And when it was graduation, her mother made a speech. She said "I am profoundly grateful that she is living now!"
All of mothers were very moved by her speech.
I also want to say "Thank you for my children."

Sunday, March 15, 2009


My nephew passed the college entrance exam.
He has been practicing his swordsmanship from a young age.
He is Japanese art of fencing (Kendo) player.
I heard that his practice was too hard in his high school.
So he said he want to drop out Kendo when he will be college student.
But actually, he choose the college that is well-known about Kendo.
I think he will also play Kendo in his college.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bad breath

I went to the dentist, because my small silver tooth came off.
I had terrible childfood dental experiences, so I don't like the dentist.
But now, Dentists have changed.
They don't drill unless they really have to and they play nice music in the background.

By the way, sometimes do you feel your bad breath?
Of course when you don't know the cause, you have to go to the hospital.
But if it is the bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth, I recommend you to drink tea.
Especially, when you feel too bad in your mouth, please try to eat green tea leaves.
It is immediately potent. I recommend you Fukamushi-cha.
Please try it...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I went to the shopping mall with my family yesterday.
The mall is the biggest shopping mall in western Japan.
We can enjoy shopping, but we could not quickly find our favorite store, because there are many stores in the mall.
Finally, my son wanted to buy his pants. He has not liked the jeans until yesterday, because he hates tight-fitting. But yesterday he looks like opening his eye about jeans. He bought it and he will put on the jeans every day...every day??