Okonomiyaki – Japanese Pancake

Japanese Pancakes are Delicious


Start with Batter and Topping


Oil the Grill


Cook on One Side


Cook the Other Side


Next Come the Condiments – Sauce,

Mayonaise, Fish Flakes, Ginger, and Nori


First the Sauce


Then the Mayonaise


Cut the Pancake


Add the Fish Flakes


After the Nori and Ginger are Added

The Pancake is Ready to Eat!



Mt. Fuji on New Year’s Day

Mt. Fuji Was Beautiful On New Year’s Day 2016


Shonan In English Went To See Mt. Fuji At The Mazda Sky Lounge


The Mazda Sky Lounge Is Located In Yugawara City


We Went To The Mazda Sky Lounge On The Seisho Bypass


The Lake In Front Of Mt. Fuji Is Called Ashinoko


The Mazda Sky Lounge in Yugawara city, just north of Shonan, is a great place to see Mt. Fuji and Ashinoko.

New CM for Shonan on CNN

New Shonan TV Commercial on CNN

Shonan on TV – Cool!

Shonan Cookies

Vending Machines in Shonan Sell Shonan Cookies


Shonan Cookies Sells a Variety of Cookies


Shonan is Known for Surfing – Try a Long Board Cookie!


Homemade Granola

Make Granola at Home in English


Shonan T-Site

Shonan T-Site has opened in Sustainable Smart Town in Fujisawa

SST_16There is a Tsutaya Book Shop and Video Rental Shop at T-Site

T_51An Outdoor Cafe and Play Area for Children at T-Site

T_42Small Dog Run at T-Site


Parking at T-Site is Free for Bikes, the First Hour is Free for Cars

T_81Customers at T-Site Enjoy the Many Trendy Shops


BBQ Roast Turkey ロースト ターキー

BBQ Roast Turkey ロースト  ターキー

Harvesting Black Rice in Chigasaki

A Group of Volunteers Harvested Black Rice in Chigasaki on September 30


Cutting the black rice

Black Rice is a Very Old Type of Rice

Rice_027Tying the black rice

Black Rice is Very Healthy

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This Black Rice Paddy is Organic

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The Volunteers Work Hard to Harvest The Black Rice

Rice_007Hanging the black rice

The Black Rice Paddy is Located in a Beautiful Valley Near Satoyama Park

Rice_073The black rice will dry for two weeks after being hung

Enoshima Island 江の島

Enoshima Island is the Heart of Shonan

DSC_0162 Kugenuma Beach and Enoshima Island

Enoshima Island is a Popular Tourist Attraction

There are many Shops and Restaurants on Enoshima Island

DSC_0283Lion Cafe on Enoshima Island serves delicious French toast

Many Cats live on Enoshima Island

DSC_0307A cat sleeping in the sun on Enoshima Island.  The cats living on Enoshima Island are spoiled.  They are also friendly, you can pet them!

Shimoda 下田市

  Shimoda is a Beautiful Seaside Resort  Located About 3 Hours from Shonan

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There are many Minshuku “Guest Houses” in Shimoda

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Shimoda is Famous for Onsen “Hot Spring Baths”

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Shimoda is Famous for Delicious Seafood

Hey13 075Kinmeidai “Snapper”

Hey13 081Sashimi “Raw Fish”