Tuesday, 22 March 2016

cafe * Ran Hotei @ Kyoto (らん布袋|カフェ|京都・二条)

There is a cute retro cafe near Nijo Castle that I wrote about last time.
 
先日紹介した、二条城の近くにステキなレトロカフェがあります。




Cafe Ran Hotei is in an antique Japanese House.
The interior theme is the Taisho era (1912-1926) meets Art Deco.
When Samurai's era finished in 1868, Western culture came to Japan.
And during the Taisho era, Western culture spread more widely throughout among the general public.
It's my favourite era because the culture was totally mixed with Japanese traditional and Western modernism.

明治時代の町屋にあるカフェ、らん布袋。
インテリアのテーマは大正浪漫Meetsアールデコ。
私も、この大正の和洋折衷な感じが大好物。




European style antique sofa and tables, and the counter next to Japanese tatami and Japanese traditional low table.

西洋風アンティークソファにテーブル、カウンター、その横にたたみのスペースとちゃぶ台。




Lovely chandelier in Japanese antique house....
There is a room for tea ceremony upstairs.
Those dolls are Hotei, who is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japan and the symbol of the cafe.

和風なおうちにシャンデリア、もステキです。
2階にはお茶席ができるスペールがあります。
階段にはカフェのシンボル布袋様がずらり。



 

On tatami, there is a beautiful carbet, and European style table set, which makes nice mixed style of Japanese and European.
And you can see the traditional Japanese garden from there.
They change hanging scrolls every seasons.  How nice.

畳スペースには西洋風のじゅうたんが引いてあったり、
縁側にはこれまた西洋風なテーブルセット、そこから見えるのは純和風な日本庭園。
掛け軸は季節によって変わるそうです。
ステキ!



 They have plenty choice of teatime menu, but they also have lunch menu.
The curry is the most popular menu there.
Curry was imported to Japan in Taisho era.
Another plate was Meat balls in tomato stew.  It was delicious too!
For teatime, they have matcha (green tea)  and Japanese traditional sweets, but also European style sweets, such as cakes and parfaits.

メニューは、ティータイムが主ですが、ランチはカレーが名物。
カレーは大正時代に日本に入ってきたようです。
もう一つは肉団子のトマト煮込み、これもとってもおいしかった!
ティータイムメニューにはお抹茶、お茶菓子はもちろん、ケーキやパフェなどの西洋菓子ももちろんあります。




The owner of the cafe is actually Canadian, and also a master of tea ceremony.
My mister was glad to talk to him as he couldn't talk in English in Japan except to me.
It seemed that staff could speak English a little too.
You can also experience Japanese traditional tea ceremony there, and a teacher will be the owner, so you can still enjoy that in English!
Lovely Japanese antique cafe, delicious meal, and English tea ceremony experience, I have to recommend the cafe to you if you would like to know about Japanese culture!

こちらのカフェ、実はオーナーさんがカナダ人で、しかも茶道の先生だそう。
しばらく私以外と英語を話してなかった相方もちょっと話せてうれしそうでした。
スタッフさんもちょっと英語を話せるみたい。
ここではそのオーナー、ランディさんが茶道体験もさせてくれるそう。
大正ロマンなおしゃれカフェ、おいしいランチ、そして英語での茶道体験もあり、ということで、
今私が外国人の友達にもうプッシュしているカフェです。

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Ran Hotei らん布袋

http://ranhotei.com/


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