Visiting “Yama no Ie Hasegawa” with the Family
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Checking the Back Door 「山の家はせがわ」( Yama no Ie Hasegawa ), Kyoto Japan -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Checking the Back Door
「山の家はせがわ」(Yama no Ie Hasegawa), Kyoto Japan

I ended my previous post, Kyoto Mountain Restaurant “Yama no Ie Hasegawa”, commenting that I wanted to take Fumie to the middle-of-nowhere restaurant I'd visited the other day with Paul Barr, after having seen it mentioned on a friend's blog. I did that today, visiting for lunch with Fumie and Anthony.

We sat out on the enclosed-for-the-winter porch.

After our delicious lunch, I got out my camera, Fumie had a cup of coffee, and Anthony clowned around...

Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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When a cat started meowing loudly just outside the porch, Anthony went over and meowed back. Back and forth they had a conversation....

Conversations -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Conversations

There was a cat-entrance flap, so the cat could have come in whenever he wanted, but seemed content to chat with Anthony from outside.

Across from the restaurant is a hillside with a rope that Anthony found inviting to climb...

Grabbing the Rope -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Grabbing the Rope
Starting Up -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Starting Up
Now Easy Going -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Now Easy Going
Backing Back Down -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Backing Back Down

There are a lot of trails in the area, and we took one that led right above where Anthony was climbing the rope...

Restaurant From Across the Way frankly, it looks much nicer inside -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Restaurant From Across the Way
frankly, it looks much nicer inside
Enclosed Porch we sat at the left-most table -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Enclosed Porch
we sat at the left-most table
Sort Of Christmassy Colors the green fuzzy plants seemed like some kind of freaky “evergreen spider vine” I'd not seen before -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Sort Of Christmassy Colors
the green fuzzy plants seemed like some kind of freaky “evergreen spider vine” I'd not seen before
Steep -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Steep
Towering -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Towering

On the way back, at the entrance to the path I noticed a tree covered with plastic strips, wrapped tightly with wire...

Bound -- Restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Bound

I suppose this was here (near the parking lot) as an easy-to-access example of what they do with some of the tree farming in this area. If you're not familiar with why they'd wrap a tree in these white plastic strips, I wrote about it last year in “More Discoveries with Nils: Mountain Roads and Spooky Forests”.


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Jeffrey:

Thanks for generously posting full-size photos. I’m using this one http://regex.info/i/JF7_047286.jpg as a background today. I love seeing new photos in my newsreader with a window to Japan and it’s culture and geography. Thanks!

Steve Kirks

— comment by Steve Kirks on December 15th, 2010 at 3:11am JST (7 years ago) comment permalink
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