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

お料理 Cuisine

“Ao-tsuyu”From Grain Full to Grain in Ear

Around the season of fresh verdure, the sunlight is getting brighter day by day. The maple leaves in the garden are waving in the wind, and the sunlight filtering through the trees is dancing on green moss. It looks like a frothy wave on the shore and the sparkle brings out the beauty of the tree's shade. While the sunlight gets stronger, the rainy season has started and it has become cooler temporarily.

There is a perfect word for this season: Ao-tsuyu
*Literally, “ao” means green and blue, and “tsuyu” means rainy season.

In the rainy scenery, trees look more vivid than usual. The word, “ao-tsuyu,” came from this vivid scenery. "Ao"reminds me of the beginning of the rainy season. Compared to a harsh summer which is around the corner, “ao-tsuyu” only lasts for a time. After the rainy season, it will be the height of summer. Ancient Japanese people are said to eat ice from ice houses and wish to survive summer heat. In those days, people enjoyed the calm seasons and were racked by the severe weather seasons.

At Kashiwaya, we serve “ice” to prepare for the summer heat. The cuisine will start from sakizuke(appetizer) symbolizing the ice. Also, it is the best time to eat ayu, pike conger, and summer vegetables since the weather heats up. Please enjoy the time at Kashiwaya.

*Grain Full/ Grain in Ear: The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. “Grain Full” is the 8th solar term and starts from 5/21. “Grain in Ear” is the 9th solar term and starts from 6/5 to 6/20.

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

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