Continuing in my 2017 Japan Travel and Bento series I have Osaka and Kyoto. After Niigata, I flew to Osaka. A language partner who lives in Ibaraki City graciously invited me to stay with her and her family for a week.
This bento lunch is my interpretation of the Glico Sign as a quesadilla. I am sorry to say that my “o” looks like an “a”. I thought about re-doing it but decided to keep it as is.
My language partner gave me chopsticks with my name on them! Very special.
I went to the Tale of Genji museum because I went to Uji for the day and read the tale in college. The last time I was in Uji, in 1992, the museum did not exist. My favorite part about the museum was the film.
I had a quick lunch on a bench by the river in Uji.
Byodo-in Temple in Uji
Vegan lunch in Osaka. My language partner was very kind to find a vegan restaurant for us to have lunch. It was delicious!
I had the opportunity to have a decorative cooking lesson from my friend’s mother. These carrots were part of the lesson. We also did eggs, shaped omelet, and lotus root.
My language partner’s husband did a demonstration of cutting decorative cucumber.
I love bakeries in Japan. These Koala and Penguin breads were very cute.
My next post in my Japan 2017 series will be Tokyo.