Tanzawa Lake and Japanese Farm House Life

One cloudy day, I went to TanZawa Lake. It provides water for Kanagawa prefecture.

You can only approach by car, which means theare are not so many people there. That means the air is crisp and clean. The atmosphere is quite different from Okutama Lake of Tokyo, though Okutama is also beautiful and clean. How shall I put the difference? This Tanzawa Lake is quieter, bearing old Japan of 100 years ago.

There are an old style Japanese farm life style museum. You can see a people’s house, not aristocratic, just an ordinary farm house.

As I put some notes in the photographs below, I realized the similarities in the architecture of Japanese farm house and Shakespearean farm houses (even theatre!). Thatched roof and white mud. Isn’t it interesting to think of human thinking process?

Some lake photographs and me, too.

Where to Eat

There are two restaurants in front of the farm house museum.
I recommend the smaller one which focuses on Soba menu.
(The bigger one has deer meat and other lovely menue as well!)

Look at this big size Tempura plate!
When you order Tempura Soba, you have Soba and Tempura in separate plate, for the amount of Tempura is so big!
(I order hot soba. You can choose cold soba, too.)

Tempura is with big Prawn and forest vegetables and mushroom. Great and very satisfying!



Elica Miwa A bilingual theatrist, i.e., the professional theatre artist: actor, director, writer, designer, translator. Creating stage shows and movies to entertain people in distress. Also teaches interactive communication, using actor training. Books British Style Acting Acting and Directing Shakespeare Translation IMPRO, by Keith Johnstone Classical Acting, by Malcolm Morrison + many plays in English into Japanese MA, University of London, UK BA, Keio University, Japan Trained at RADA as a special student from the Japanese government. President, IKI, Inc., USA Board Director, International Theatre Institute of UNESCO, Japanese Center President, NPO Lifestyle Network for Women, Japan 三輪えり花 英日バイリンガルのシアトリスト(舞台芸術の実践家)。 「遊び心で今日も満足!」を感じられる作品づくりをモットーに舞台作品や動画の脚本・演出・出演を行う。 ・世界の俳優訓練と演出法を編み込みながら遊び心で表現することを楽しむ「ライブインタラクション」を提唱。世界的グローバル大企業、世界で活躍する俳優・歌手・ダンサーらを抱えつつ、地域の文化発展や子供の語学教育にも力を注ぐ。 ・公益社団法人 国際演劇協会(ユネスコ傘下)日本センター理事 ・NPO法人 女性のための情報ネットワーク 代表理事 ・米法人 IKI, Inc. CEO & President. ・ACTURE Performing Art Promotion 代表 ・新国立劇場・東京芸術大学・国際基督教大学・明治大学等にて演技・表現指導の講師を歴任