Nagoya Ryokan Blog №2
●Enjoying Nagoya eating Hitumabushi There was a tourism company poster with a picture of a crab. It said, “you cannot taste the picture! Come over to eat it!”. As the best part of the trip, I eat local food. Seeing astounding scenes can be fulfilled with seeing pictures, but when it comes to food, you can never taste a picture. You need to go to the place to eat it. This time I went to eat “Hitsumabushi”, the soul food of Nagoya. Hitumabushi is a food that has a sliced grilled eel on top of the rice. There are various theories of the origin of this food, but when people have Unadon delivered, they often found the plate broken, so they asked to deliver the rice in the box separately so that it can be distributed to each easily. Back then, people could hardly get a fatty delicious eel, they ate a hard, low-quality organic eel with a condiment and made Ochazuke (a simple one-bowl dish featuring steamed rice with an assortment of savory ingredients, partially steeped in green tea) so that they could not smell its strong flavor. We went to a restaurant named “Una-Fuji”, and I ordered “Large Hitumabushi”. It was surprisingly big as I could have told from the size of the box. I had thought the main part of grilled eel was “the sauce”, but this dish made me realize that I was supposed to taste “the eel”. Compared to the foreign production one which you can get at a supermarket, it is completely different, especially the surface is very crispy and has a nice grilled smell, and once you bite in, the texture is very fluffy and all of the juice gets in your mouth. And if you add a condiment, the taste gets very light. In the end, you are supposed to add the Dashi soup, but this soup is very phenomenal. Small bones were already removed, so you can devour without any concern. We got a plate for our one-year-old child and made a small Ochaduke. It was the first time for my child to eat it, but certainly enjoyed it. Although my child had already done the with weaning food, this kind of food, like very smooth and soft texture, was very favorable for my child. To go to this restaurant, “Una-Fuji”, you need to take a JR Chuo Line (mainline) from Nagoya station, then get off at Tsurumai station. Hotel “&SHARE（and Share）” “Japan Hinata”, is located at a very convenient place to move around in Nagoya. And it is a must tool in this current situation, but you can safely stay at this hotel thanks to the ”antimicrobe/photocatalyst”, the Nano-Interior technology which blocks any viruses.
Nagoya Ryokan Blog №１
●Safety, Reassurance, and Hospitality. A Hotel is supposed to be a place where people can take a rest, but since many random people stay in what about safety? As long as there is such concern, a hotel could turn into an unpleasant place rather than a pleasant place. Also, a quite common thing when you visit somebody’s house is there is a “unique odor”. It does not mean that person does not clean the house well, but the odor just remains there. So, what if others’ odors accumulate? It would be an inexplicable smell. Hotels need to take care of such things too. After pneumonia caused by COVID-19 has become viral, “disinfection” has become our new custom. Disinfection means the removal of poison from pathogenic microbes. The easy way to do this is to use a disinfection solution. Alcohol changes the constitution of the protein of cell membranes so that they become useless. When we use it to our hands, that is what happens and our hands get chapped. This phenomenon happens to the germs’ cell membranes too, so they get useless too. Some germs and viruses have an outer shell, so alcohol is not effective for them. However, COVID-19 does not have an outer shell, which means alcohol is effective. The benefit of alcohol is it gets dry very quickly because of its volatility. The act of wiping hands itself becomes the act of spreading germs, so it is supposed to get dry. However, if it gets dry too quickly, the effect does not last long. Therefore, there needs to be something the effect lasts longer. Current technology makes this seemingly impossible effect possible. The Nano Interior which uses “Antibacterial/photocatalyst” allows us to experience this effect. When it absorbs light, it emits 2 kinds of active oxygens by using the oxygen and water in the air. This active oxygen decomposes not only germs but also viruses and odor particles. After the decomposition, these particles convert to nonharmful water and carbon dioxide, so it is very safe.Hotel "&SHARE（and share）" "Japan Hinata" has a coating of this Nano Interior which uses “Antibacterial/photocatalyst” Viruses, germs, and unpleasant odors are certainly decomposed. A safe and reassuring atmosphere certainly takes all the fatigue you get from the trip.