The wood oven we used in Karuizawa. That thing would have made Vulcan proud ! I do not think I have ever witnessed meat being cooked so fast, nor garlic carbonized to such degree. Next time, do not follow the instructions, put a little bit less wood in it ;-)
Our “Finnish Cottage” for a weekend in Karuizawa. I’m not exactly sure what part of the cottage was Finnish, apart from the outdoor sauna which had a Finnish sticker on it. Unfortunately, it was so windy and it was raining so much that we did not have a chance to use it.
Never thought I would own a Kerosene Heater, was not even aware of their very existence before coming to Japan ! This is an Aladdin Blue Flame, fancy name for something rather archaic.
From one of our favourite japanese restaurants in Kagurazaka : Ware.
After reaching almost 50,000¥ for electricity in December, we decided to try something else for heating our house – at least partially. Kerosene heater are ubiquitous in Japan so why not ? The Kerosene costs about 100¥ per liter and can easily be found in gas stations. Also, this Aladdin model does not require any ...
Finally mounted, love it :-)
Training and demonstration in the park next to my home in Tokyo.
A heartwarming sight. Every house should have one!
Fire dragon at the altar !
Traditional japanese firework, very small, held by hand and produces amazing results: a mix of fire and lightning.
August is the month for enjoying fireworks or Hanabi (literally Flower of Fire) in Japan. Three Hanabi during this week alone with 38,000 fireworks in total ;-)
Happy Chinese New Year from Beijing. The 12-year-old ban on firecrackers was lifted and the whole city has been resounding with explosions for a bit more than 4 hours now. Streets are littered with red papers. It’s a lot of fun and I’m sure the bad spirits are now away :D