The kitchen is a perfect place to witness the lifestyle of a samurai and his family. Their lifestyle is very simple and their meals are healthy and organic. In their premises, they have their own small farm to grow their vegetables. Dried firewood are piled up and stored at the back for cooking and for the irori fireplace. They also have a private water well so that they have enough water for cooking, drinking, bathing and cleaning. Samurai houses are sustainable and simple.
At their house, you can see knives, cutting boards, wooden tablewares, wooden trays and other interesting cutlery. Come and see the meals of samurais.
For your information:
Name of house: Izumi City public samurai residence, “Takezoe-tei”
Address: 5-17 Fumotocho, Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-0204
Access: Please visit web below;
Contact : kanko_c@ city.izumi.kagoshima.jp
http://www.izumi-navi.jp/en/inquiry_farmstays/form (Inquiry Form)
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3 fire hole, steaming rice, grill fish, making miso-soup.
3 fire holes are available to use independently.
Cooking oven is made of stone and clay
2 regular fire places and smaller fire place
Water Pot and Cutting Board
High cutting board is hygienic
Slide-close Slit Window
Cold in winter kitchen but good ventilation
Back door to outside
Women and children, Family and employees use this door