It was sunny on March 27th, but it rained heavily in the middle of the night, and it also rained around noon on the 28th. We used that sunny time to do what we wanted to do.
First of all, we went to a bakery in the morning for bread for breakfast, then to Jorakuji Temple where Maejima Hisoka was sleeping, and finally stopped by the morning market and had breakfast. After that, we cleaned the villa and washed some bed linens, and finally bought local food at "Sukanagosso" and went home. I will introduce each place step by step from now on.
It is a bakery and very close to Jorakuji Temple along Route 134. I walked close to my friend's villa. The store opened from 8 o'clock, and when my friend went before, she said that if she arrived at 10 o'clock, she would line up for 40 minutes, so we decided to go to arrive before 8 o'clock. I was the most enthusiastic, and when we arrived at the store, it was still a while before the store opened, but there were already about 5 groups of people lined up outside the store. Currently, considering the new coronavirus, only three people can enter the store. I think I finally got inside after lining up for about 20 minutes.
There are many types of bread, and they are lined up in a small shop. Pizza, sandwiches, baguettes, muffins, cookies, sesame anpan, bread, cheese cream bread, cherry anpan, apple pie, various side dish bread, etc. All of them look delicious and I just buy too much and my stay time is long. The price is reasonable. And all the tastes were delicious. The parking lot is about 4 cars, and I think they are always lined up in a line.
It's a bakery that I definitely want to visit again!
Maejima Hisoka is a bureaucrat, a politician, a person from Tenpo to the Taisho era who has been involved in various things such as the president of Waseda University. He is from Niigata prefecture and died in a villa on the grounds of this Jorakuji temple. He laid the foundation for the postal business, is also involved in postal exchange and postal savings, and is called the "father of the postal system." He has also been involved in proposing the abolition of Chinese characters, proposing the transfer of capital to Edo, planning the construction of railways, and starting the telephone business, and is often functioning in Japan today.
Maejima Hisoka has also been designed as a 1-yen stamp since 1947, and some new designs will be sold together this April, but it seems that there will be no changes in the future.
There was the morning market near the entrance of this Jorakuji temple. It was small on Sunday when we went, but it seems that Saturday is doing bigger. On this day, sazae, all-you-can-stuff mekabu and sardines were the main products, and there were also fish such as sea bream and rice cakes. I bought dried horse mackerel, mekabu, and turban shell. The horse mackerel is very greasy and delicious, and I think that there is a great amount of mekabu for one person for one year. There were about 9 turban shells in each plate, and I ate them in boiled or baked or cooked with rice. This is the first time I have dealt with turban shells myself. When I spread these things at home, the whole house was filled with the scent of the shore.
メカブとサザエの地元の人の食べ方（How to eat locals in Mekabu and Sazae）
Wash well, chop and boil in plenty of hot water for about 5 minutes. The moment you put this mekabu in boiling water, it turns really bright green. After draining the water, if you use ponzu vinegar, sprinkle fried shirasu on it and eat it.
The locals told me that I should never wash it. Boil water with a little salt in a pot, add turban shells, and boil for about 8 minutes. Originally, seawater was also contained in the shell, so I was able to eat delicious sazae with just the right saltiness and elasticity. If you want to keep it raw, you can leave it at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. I left it at room temperature until the next day, but it was alive.
We cooked and tasted the bread we bought in the morning, the remaining salads and sausages from last night, as well as mekabu and turban shells. Eating fresh and delicious food is the real pleasure of traveling. Not only from yesterday's lunch to dinner, but also breakfast and lunch on this day are overeating.
It is a direct sales office for agricultural products that mainly sells locally harvested seafood and vegetables. I bought the branded shirasu, tuna spareribs, minced meat cutlet with Hayama beef, cabbage, and ornamental succulents. These places are also cheap and you can get delicious local food, so you just buy too much. At the end, my luggage increased considerably.
The second day of the excursion of the three women to Hayama was almost changed to a food trip. From the morning, we ate delicious bread, turban shells and mekabu. After leaving the villa, we bought a souvenir at Sukanagosso.
This time it was a one night and two day trip, but I enjoyed not only the scenery and chatting but also the food. Obviously, I've gained weight, so I have to go on a diet from now on!