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.

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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.


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


 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.


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


 I had strawberry ice-cream to cool me down!


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


It was like having tea in some0ne’s house.


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.


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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