Monday, August 14, 2017

Marumiya Office and the Kabukiza in Ginza / 銀座にある丸美屋本社と歌舞伎座

What's fun about walking around Tokyo is you never know what you will come across. As we were walking around Ginza after having lunch at Kaneko Hannosuke, we passed by a large office building. It was the Ginza office for Marumiya Food Makers. Their lobby was open to the public and it looked pretty interesting from the outside so we decided to take a closer look.

東京ウロチョロ散歩すると、どういうものを発見するのがわからないので面白い。この間、銀座にある金子半之助でランチと食べ終わったら、銀座周辺を探索しました。そしたら、気になるオフィスビルを発見。丸美屋食品工業株式会社があった。気軽に入っても良いということで、ちょっと覗いてみた。


On display were some of the goods you can get with their products such as anime stickers or character trains.

壁のディスプレーに丸美屋食品でもらえる特典グッズが飾られてた。ポケモンシールやワン・ピースステッカーなど。とっとこハム太郎トレイン缶が可愛い。


More anime goods.

アニメグッズいろいろ。


Of course their is a display of their products.

もちろん丸美屋食品のものも展示されてる。








These are just some of their products they produce.

これは本の一部丸美屋食品が出してるものです。


Their top selling item and one of my favorite products as well - noritama furikake (egg and seaweed rice topping).

丸美屋食品の定番の商品。のりたまふりかけ。僕もこれが大好きです。今でも使ってます。




Mabodofu / 麻婆豆腐



Not too far from the Ginza Marumiya Food Products office was the renovated Kabukiza - the Kabuki Theater! It would be our next stop.

銀座丸美屋工業のオフィスの近くにもっと有名な場所がありました。銀座と言えば歌舞伎でしょう。そう、次行ったのは歌舞伎座。


Kabukiza / 歌舞伎座








Could that be the famous onna-gata kabuki actor Ernesteenosuke?

もしかして、有名な女型歌舞伎俳優のアーネスティン之助?


And is that Ernesteen's older brother Ernnosuke?

そしてそれは兄のアーン之助ではないか?


Kabuki Dolls / 歌舞伎人形

We also enjoyed a walk around the rooftop garden.

屋上庭園にちょっと散歩。














The Goemon Stairs at Kabukiza / 歌舞伎座の五右衛門階段




My wife on the Goemon Stairs / 五右衛門階段に立つ妻


Stained Glass illustrating [The Battle of Coxinga].

「国姓爺合戦」ステイングラス。










Kabukiza entrance / 歌舞伎座の入口






Did you know there was a Kabuki Shrine as well. It is located outside of the building.
It's called the Kabuki Inari Daimyojin.

歌舞伎座に小さな神社があるのはご存知でしたか。名前は歌舞伎稲荷大明神。






My wife and I decided to buy new seal notebooks here as well.

僕と妻が歌舞伎の御朱印帳を購入しました。


Kabuki Inari Jinja Seal / 歌舞伎稲荷神社の御朱印


And that was the end of this adventure.

そして今回の冒険の幕を閉じた。

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lunch in Ginza at Kaneko Hannosuke / 銀座で昼食@金子半之助

We were walking around Ginza at lunch time last October and as we were trying to decide where to eat, we spotted another branch of the tempura bowl shop [Kaneko Hannosuke]. As there was no long lines and no waiting over an hour here at this branch than the one in Kanda, we decided to have lunch here. This branch also serves Inaniwa udon. We both ordered the Inaniwa Udon and Kaneko Hannosuke Tempura Bowl Set for ¥1,280. A reasonable price for lunch in Ginza.

去年の10月、まだ東京に住んでたころ、ある日銀座で散歩してました。丁度昼食の時間だったので、どこかの飲食店を探してました。あるビルの中に「金子半之助」の店を発見。神田の店と違って、ここは一時間以上待つほどの行列もなくて、メニューに稲庭うどんもあり、ランチはここで決定。私たち注文したのは稲庭うどんと天丼(金子半之助天ばらめし)のセット。一二百八十円だった。銀座なら結構リーゾナブルな値段。






The Menu / メニュー


What could be inside this?

この中になにがあるかな?


Free toppings for your tempura bowl and udon.

天ばらめしとうどんのトッピングいろいろ。


Time to eat!

飯の時間だ!


Inaniwa Udon / 稲庭うどん


Tempura Bowl / 天丼・金子半之助天ばらめし


My wife also had this. I don't remember it being part of the set or on the menu though.

妻はこれも食べました。セットに入ってたかメニューに載ってたか覚えてない。


My wife also loves this dish that is made with sliced ginger prepared in vinegar along with burdock root so she bought some to take home.

妻が店のオリジナルがりごぼうも好きなので、お土産を買いました。


Bon Appetit!

いただきます!