We saw a scary news video in which flowing debris swept away houses caused by lots of rain in Atami, and it must have made people frightened who are living in mountain slope or in the mountain. There are also many villages on the mountain side in Taga. We need to be very careful to cultivate mountains.

    By the way, we made Izanami Lunch last Sunday. The menu was the following: Escabeche of mackerel, Grilled eggplant and green pepper in Japanese broth, Mashed potatoes, Fried chicken, Green beans with sesame sauce, Japanese tofu and spinach salad dressed with sesame and miso, Sweet boiled red kidney beans, Black soybean rice and Gazpacho (Spanish cold soup). It was half Japanese, half Western cooking. We thank very much both customers who ate in the cafe and ordered lunch takeout.





    The transition into August happened on such hot days. The Tokyo Olympic games entered the second half. We have never experienced an Olympics during such a coronavirus crisis before. I wish that all athletes who have done successfully or unsuccessfully, related people and many volunteers who are supporting this event, will have wonderful memories of this Tokyo Olympics.

 By the way, I would like to introduce Izanami Lunch (Asahiya’s special lunch which is served on the first Sunday of each month.): Grilled salmon in foil,fried potatoes, Char-siu pork, Caponata (Italian cooking of eggplant), Marinated of summer vegetables, boiled Koya Tofu which is stuffed with ground chicken, Shohjin zushi (vinegared rice with mixed vegetables, and vichyssoise (cold potato soup). I feel sorry for the customers because I took too much time to serve. I appreciate their patience.