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Dine on shojin ryori in temples near Tokyo

If you are not ready to take the plunge and spend a day or more at a monastery, there are a couple places you can go to more casually enjoy this special meal in a temple environment. I think the whole experience becomes more than just the meal, such as you might get at a restaurant.

Food for thought: Shojin Ryori at Kenchoji, Kamakura

Arigato is a such commonly used word that the true meaning sometimes goes unnoticed. At least it never occurred to me to think about where the word came from and what it really means until the day I immersed myself in Zen Buddhism at Kenchoji in Kamakura.

Zen birthday lunch

Shojin ryori at Sanko-in Since we moved to Tokyo, every year around October, I plan a mystery dinner or lunch out for Te-chan’s birthday. Mystery in the sense that he has no idea where I am taking him. This year, I made a lunch reservation at Sankoin Temple in Musashi Koganei, famous for its Kyoto […]

Ume no Hana: Fine tofu cuisine in suburban Tokyo

Friday night, I was treated to a fine meal at Ume no Hana: a local chain with about a dozen restaurants in the Tokyo area: Minami Aoyama, Kichijoji, Shin-Yurigaoka, Machida, and elsewhere. This kaiseki tofu restaurant lets you book your own small room for an intimate party. Listen to the podcast review here: Ume no […]

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