ご挨拶 Greetings

ご挨拶 「 雪しろ 」雨水〜啓蟄 Greeting ” Yukishiro ” From Rain Water to Insects Awaken*




ふりつみし たかねのみゆき とけにけり 
きよたきがわの みずのしらなみ
(新古今和歌集 西行)





I waked up in the morning before my alarm, and find that the outside is brighter than usual.  Until quite recently, it was still dark outside and too cold to get out of bed.  Now, the scent of spring hangs in the morning air.

Around “Rain water,” you can also find the feeling of spring in the sunlight and blowing wind.  The snow turns into rain, and the rainwater melts the ground.  Living things under the ground starts to move.  The seasons is changing step by step.

The seasons changes “stillness” into “motion” before a calm spring day.  The word, “Rain water,” seems to have a joy of the seasonal changes.

Furitsumishi  Takane no miyuki  Tokenikeri
Kiyotakigawa no  Mizu no Shiranami
By Saigyo From Kokin Wakasyu

In the spring, the melted snow flows swiftly from the mountain and makes whitecaps.  This phenomenon calls “Yuki shiro” in Japanese.

The spring is around the corner.  We prepare the cuisine with the seasonal foods: firefly squid, ocellated octopus, bamboo shoot, young burdock, wild vegetables, and so force.  Please enjoy the arrival of spring in Kashiwaya.

*Rain Water/ Insects Awaken: The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. “Rain Water” is the 2nd solar term and starts from February 19th. “Insects Awaken” is the 3rd solar term and starts from March 6th.




〒565-0851 大阪府吹田市千里山西2丁目5番18号

2-5-18 Senriyama-nishi, Suita, Osaka 565-0851 Japan


〒530-0002 大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎新地 1丁目7番4号

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