This week, let’s meet Yuko, her husband Hitoshi and their three kids, 1 girl, 10, and two boys, 7 and 2 years-old.
Yuko, 38, works in the éducation fiels, and Hitoshi, 40, works for the state. They’ve been living in a seaside town in Kanagawa, since almost 11 years.
Yuko is telling us about their family life in their beautiful city : what activities they enjoy doing in the city and at home.
IN THE CITY
What do you like in your city?
My hometown is surrounded by both the mountains and the sea. We feel a close connection to nature when we are outside. The city is rather small and compact, so it’s extremely peaceful to live here.
We adore doing picnics, or walking on the hills where we can enjoy beautiful views on the sea.
In which museums do you usually go with your children ?
We especially love two art museums :
- The Hayama Museum of Modern Art: I like the small bucolic garden with a walkway around it, and a path to a lovely friendly beach.
○ The Yokosuka Museum of Art: located near the seaside (Route 16 in Yokosuka). There are nice cafes with views on Tokyo Bay.
Which places are family friendly in your city?
Our favourite family friendly place is Issiki beach: It’s small but very beautiful. I like to gather seashells there with my children.
In which restaurants or coffee shop do you go with the kids?
What is your favorite and easiest meal with children ?
We love making together Inari-Sushi with cherry blossoms… it’s a Spring traditional recipe (see recipe at the bottom of the page)
When the weather is bad, what do your children enjoy doing at home?
We love indoor activities and we do many different things : playing with Japanese traditional toys (origami, kendama, be-goma), crafting with leaves and paper, playing Shogi (Japanese chess). We also love music very much, such as the piano and the ukulele…
What books do your kids love ?
Many thanks to Yuko for this lovely interview. You can follow her family on instagram @mylittlethree.
See you next week for a post about lilac cordial and scrumptious cannelés (small cakes from Bordeaux, France).
Have a lovely week,
- Recipe of Inari sushi :
- 5 Aburaage (fried soybean curd)
- 200 ml dashi stock
- 2 tablespoons sake
- 2 tablespoons Mirin
- 330 g cooked white rice
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
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