Kyoko’s 365 Day’s of Treat/Kyokoのおやつ日記: 96 – Hello from Kyushu (8)

9th July 2011

Ceramics Gallery & Cafe Hagi in Kitsuki, Oita.

陶器ギャラリー&カフェ  萩

Kitsuk is a historic merchant city and is proud of its heritage from the Edo period.  Traces of history remain in the city’s many old buildings such as the samurai residences and the city castle claimed to be the smallest in Japan.

商人の街として有名な杵築市、江戸時代の歴史的名所です。武家屋敷や杵築城など、古い建物を見ると歴史の足跡を感じます。

 It was a very hot Saturday afternoon and the town was deserted.

すごく暑い土曜の午後、街は人気がありません。

 Though I was very impressed with the city’s well-preserved stone-paved streets and steps, but after two hours strolling in this scorching heat, I was forced to seek refuge in a cafe.

市に保存された石畳の道や階段は素晴らしいけど、肌が焼けるような暑さの中2時間程歩くと、カフェに逃げ込みたくなりました。

I found a cafe which was once a residence of a samurai family.

以前武家屋敷だった古民家カフェを発見。

 I had strawberry ice-cream to cool me down!

ストロベリーアイスクリームでクールダウン!

Sipping home grown herbal tea while listening to fine jazz music.

ジャズを聴きながら自家製ハーブティー。

It was like having tea in some0ne’s house.

誰かの家でお茶を飲んでいるような雰囲気です。

Cafe Hagi is also a ceramics gallery, where they served all of their food and drink in handmade tableware , all of which you could purchase from the shop’s corner.

陶器ギャラリーでもあるカフェ萩。食事や飲み物は手づくりの食器で出され、また食器を買うことも出来ます。

Ceramics Gallery & Cafe Hagi 

 

 

 

Posted: August 22nd, 2011 under Cafe Hopping, Kyoko, Kyoko's 365 Days of Treat, Kyoko's Travel Journal.
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