TOUR REPORT: THE EAST GARDENS OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE TOUR ON JULY 27, 2019
- East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Thank you for joining our tour to the East garden of the Imperial Palace on July 27th.
We welcomed total 14 guests from Russia(4), Korea(2), USA(3), Switzerland(1), Poland(2), UK(2).
According to the weather forecast, it was a typhoon day, but little rain, and very scorching day.
It was the Midsummer day of the Ox.
Japanese eat eel to endure fatigue by summer heat and get energetic more.
Originally, eel is seasonal food in winter, in Edo period, summer eel was thin and grilled eel sause was taste strong too much for eating in hot day.
According to one theory, For sale eel more in summer, Hiraga Gennai was consulted by eel restaurant owner, and adviced to write on the sign board catch phrase as “ It’s the Midsummer day of the Ox! “ .
They explain eating eel is good to prevent fatigue by summer heat to customers.
So the habit spread to throughout Japan.
However that, farmed eel controlled emvironment of temperature.
And we can eat delicious eel independent season.
Infront of Tokyo station, Tokyo Olympic countdown clock was placed,
Please come again to enjoy Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020!
Thank you everyone for sharing marvelous time together.
Explore exquisite Ueno Park on July 28 2019.07.27