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Misc. Phoebe

Here are some Phoebe photos I never had time to post.  They were take from January to June of this year.  I will post more as I find them in my library!

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The restaurant photos were taken in Beacon in Aoyama, owned by well known local chef, David Chiddo. He and his partner also run Cicada (Hiroo) and TY Harbour Brewery (Tennouzu).

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This post is a little late, but here are photos of our day in Jyugaoka.  This is an annual event to celebrate the strong cultural relationship between France and Japan.  We spent the day with our friends, Angelo, Sue, JK, and Kelly.  Phoebe also had a good time with Alex, Jane, and little Emma.

The Franco-Japanese relationship is very strong, some think it has a lot to do with Jacques Chirac’s love of Japan.  He’s visited the country over 40 times and is considered an expert Japanophile!  In addition to shared political aspirations, the two countries have historically shared ideas in art and cooking.

Japanese cuisine is greatly influenced by French cooking styles.  There are actually more restaurants with Michelin Guide stars in Tokyo than in Paris!
This love of food and wine is very apparent in Tokyo.

The French also love Japanese Anime, and likewise the Japanese have incorporated historical figures from France in many of their popular stories.  Visit the Japan-France Relations website for more information on this wonderful cutural exchange.

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Kamisuwa Onsen

onsen relaxWe took a short trip to Kamisuwa Onsen in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture for Patrick’s birthday.  This was Phoebe’s first time in a hot spring (Onsen), she had a great time!

It’s short relaxing trips like these that we enjoy the most!  This Ryokan is located on Lake Suwa 諏訪湖 overlooking the lake.

Phoebe in onsen

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