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Last Stage of Rainy Season〜From Great Heat to Start of Autumn

The cloudy sky of the rainy season reminds me of my childhood.

I could not play outside in the rainy season and all I could do was see drizzle on the puddles. Thick clouds hung low all over the sky and hid the soft sunlight. I remembered that time quietly passed by so slowly. Since becoming an adult, I annoyed with the persistent rain.

Naniwa he Makarikeru Toki Tanomi-no-shima nite Ame ni Ahite yomeru
Ame ni-yori Tanomi-no-shima wo kefuyukedo
Na niha Kakurenu mononizo arikeru

By Ki no Tsurayuki from the Kokin Wakashu

Meaning: Since I got caught in the rain, so I went to Tamino-no-shima not to get wet. However, the name, “mino(=straw raincoat),” cannot give me shelter from the rain.

Tamino-no-shima was located just east of Amagasaki in northwest Osaka. There was a monument in memory of Ki-no-Tsurayuki inscribed with his poem in the Tamino shrine established in 869. Ki-no-Tsurayuki seemed to have difficulty in persistent rain when they went to Naniwa(Osaka).

The strong persistent rain at the end of the rainy season is called “Okuri-tsuyu (literally, sending rain).” As we can see from the word, the ancients looked forward to being over the rainy season. Recently, it has been raining heavily, which causes heavy damage to daily life. My heart aches every time I heard the news on an enormous rain disaster. We are very sorry to hear the news and hope that things return to normal as soon as possible.

It is said that pike conger tastes better by drinking the water in the rainy season. In Osaka, it is the best season for pike conger around Tenjin Festival.

At Kashiwaya, we are preparing our summer specialty, “five tastes of pike conger,” which is in the five different ways of cooking. Please enjoy each deliciousness. We also serve other summer foods.

It is time to feel the sign of spring.
The contents may depending on the day’s stocks.
Thank you for your kind understanding.

*The above is the menu for orchids (¥ 35,000).