神田祭り

11 May

As I mentioned in the previous post (Click here to see it), for 母の日 (Mothers Day) yesterday my wife and I went on a date and then our daughters prepared a delicious カレーライス (Curry & Rice) dinner!

It was a very nice day.

For our date, my wife and I first stopped by the 神田祭り (Kanda Festival). (Click here to see my short mention about this festival on my Festivals In Tokyo page).

The 神田祭り (Kanda Festival) is one of the three biggest festivals in Tokyo.

From there we went to 吉祥寺 (Kichijouji) in western Tokyo and looked around there.
We had a late lunch at the very popular 「いせや」 (Iseya) restaurant.
This restaurant is famous for it’s やきとり (skewered chicken). It’s not a fancy-type restaurant like those in 表参道 (Omotesandou, Tokyo) or 六本木ヒルズ (Roppongi Hills)…it’s a blue-collar kind of place.
But the food is very good but not expensive…so they have many customers. (Actually, I feel more comfortable in working class type places than in five star restaurants. It’s my style.)

We had a good food…and a few beers. 🙂

After lunch, we looked around some more…then we went home to enjoy the wonderful dinner that my daughters made for Mothers Day!

It was a very nice day.

Here are some photos from the 神田祭り (Kanda Festival):

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Making カルメ焼 ("Karume-yaki")

Making カルメ焼 ("Karume-yaki")

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16 Responses to “神田祭り”

  1. Sir Pent May 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    That’s the goal!

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  2. Sir Pent May 12, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    I tend to spoil.

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    • tokyo5 May 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

      Your wife and son must be happy then! 🙂

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  3. Sir Pent May 11, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    For Mothers Day:
    – got the wife flowers
    – took her to breakfast
    – took her to a movie (Xmen: Wolverine…it was her choice)
    – took her to the comic book store (she’d never been before and wanted a specific comic book)
    – distracted our boy so that she could take a nap
    – took her for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant

    It was a good…but expensive…day.

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    • tokyo5 May 12, 2009 at 12:50 am #

      You took your wife out for breakfast, a movie, and dinner!
      Do you do like that every Mothers Day? (And her birthday, too?)

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  4. cuteandcurls May 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Great photos yet again 🙂 That Kanda festival looks like fun to be at. That Karume yaki looks delicious for me to try! Im glad you and your wife had a lovely date together and best of all your daughters made a delicious curry dinner for you both too. I, myself, like to go dining at places where working class people go to rather than those 5 stars or 4 stars or boutique restaurants. The same goes when we travel, we prefer to stay at budget places rather than top notch hotels.

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    • tokyo5 May 12, 2009 at 12:47 am #

      Yes, the Kanda Festival is one of the top-three festivals in Tokyo.

      If you like ‘regular people’ types of places, there are many such places in Tokyo (there are many ‘high-end’ places here too).

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  5. bartman905 May 11, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    I also went the Kanda festival yesterday, but got there in the late afternoon. There were certainly lots of people as you pictures show. I took a lot of pictures and videos and need to sort through them before writing a blog post.

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    • tokyo5 May 12, 2009 at 12:44 am #

      Were you at that festival too?
      You go to many festivals (just as I do 🙂 )!

      Summer’s coming. There will be more and more festivals coming up in Japan.

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      • bartman905 May 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

        Yes, I guess I go to a lot of festivals, especially now with my new DSLR camera – I took over 500 pictures and some videos during the Kanda festival – yes, I am a crazy Canadian!

        Are you going to the Sanja festival this coming weekend? I am going to watch Sumo on Saturday and plan to attend Sanja (I missed it last year) on Sunday.

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      • tokyo5 May 13, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

        500 pictures?? Wow!

        Will it be your first time to see Sumo at the 国技館 (Sumo Arena)?
        It’s fun.

        I’m not going to the 三社祭 (Sanja Festival) this year. I’ve been to that festival a number of times.
        (I wrote this post last year:
        https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/sanja/ )

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      • bartman905 May 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

        Yes, it will my first time watching Sumo live – I’ll try not to take 500 pictures during the matches 🙂

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      • tokyo5 May 16, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

        So, how did you enjoy the Sumo? And the Sanja Festival?

        You went to the Sanja Festival last year too, right?
        It’s crowded!

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      • bartman905 May 28, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

        I blogged about Sumo here http://tinyurl.com/qposf2.

        No, I didn’t go to the Sanja this year (went to Design Festa instead, http://tinyurl.com/qzdtb3) and I also missed it last year.

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      • tokyo5 May 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

        You haven’t gone to the Sanja Festival ever yet?

        You should see it at least once.

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