A FEELING OF THE SEASON
July 24: Vegan food - Falafel
July 20: For the first time this summer, I heard a cicada calling from somewhere. The weather is unsettled these days, but summer in Japan is so hot and humid that you feel like you’re going crazy, on top of which a huge number of cicadas make noise at the same time. This conveys the sense of being in the height of summer.
Deep-fried horse mackerel (Aji Fry) is my favorite! 'AJI Fry' is available at any casual eatery or Izakaya, but not served at fancy restaurant. This is our home-cooking dish.
"Aji Fry" at SHINATORA TOYOSU
July 13: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 11,511 (up 6,209 wow) new cases of the coronavirus on July 12. Japan caught in 7th COVID wave.
The major causes of the resurgence include the BA.5 subvariant of the Omicron variant which seems to be accelerating the infection, immune compromise due to the time passed since people received the last shots and more active social activities.
Summer holidays is from July 21 thru August 31. I hope children are having a good time during this difficult time!
Gerhard Richter exhibition
We visited Toyosu Market (Tokyo Central Wholesale Market) after a long interval. The market building is divided into 4 areas, fish wholesale market, fish intermediary wholesale market, vegetable market and shops & restaurant. The restaurant area was quite crowded around noon with long ques to many restaurants.
I had sushi bowl (JPY3,300) at Iwasa Sushi. A variety of fresh fish on sushi rice was so fresh and tasty!
After lunch I went to the shop area, but most of them were closed.