日本料理 柏屋 大阪千里山 Japanese Cuisine Kashiwaya Osaka Senriyama

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“Calm Days”From Spring Equinox to Pure Brightness*

Around spring equinox day, cherry blossoms start to bloom from south to north in Japan. The news of cherry blossom blooming lifts our spirits.

The cherry blossom petal is pink at the start of blooming, and it has been gradually paled out. After full bloom, the petal changes into white, and the cherry blossoms flutters like snow. The old poet wrote the following poem showing a melancholy feeling for fluttering cherry blossom.

Kotoshi yori  Haru shiri somuru  Sakura bana
Chiru to ifu koto-ha  Naraha zara namu
By Ki no Tsurayuki from Kokin Wakashū

Meaning: Cherry blossoms bloom and at first know “spring.”
How I truly wish for them not to learn the way to scatter.


Even in the pandemic, the cherry blossoms will show the same beautifulness as usual. At the same time, the flower seems to whisper “Be modest.” I feel that the energertic atmosphere at the cherry-blossom viewing is almost becoming a distant memory. Under this situation, I realize the importance of a peaceful ordinary day.

Spring has passed before we get enough time to think about the transient cherry blossom. I would like to cherish until the very last petal of cherry blossoms this year, too.

At Kashiwaya, we prepare the cuisine to make our guest enjoy the end of spring thoroughly. Please enjoy the calm spring at our restaurant.

*Spring equinox(春分)/ pure brightness(清明): The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. “Spring equinox” is on 3/20. “Pure brightness” is from 4/4 to 4/19.

The contents might be changed depending on the day’s stocks.

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