a narrow street just beside the hotel, the street holds tiny shops which seem to have been there since a very long ago
My youngest child attends a college in Kanagawa pref. and the college gave a parents’meeting for those live in Nagano pref. this time in Matsumoto city. So I drove the 2 hour trip there from Kawakami village. A sort of a nice break from everyday labor on the farm,you see.
By the way,the meeting was at the Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu.
The staff is used to foreign visitors, and the interior is rich with Matsumoto’s typical craftworks; it is one of the highly recommendable hotels for foreign visitors to Mtsumoto.
Having arrived a bit early, I strolled tiny streets around the hotel.
Every local shop seems to be conscious of maintaining the atmosphere of the castle town.
They are all so pretty and neat, and at the same time still serve as local everyday stores.
I was subconsciously attracted to a nice smell of bread,and found myself buying some sweet rolls.
A traditional sweet bean paste bun, a chocolate cream bun, and a cheese chikuwa bun.
a bakery named "Panse Komatsu" makes the smell of bread drifting along the street
I have later found a HP which recommends the shop.
The owner Mr. Komatsu was very generous to my request of entering his workshop and taking pictures.
the cause of the aroma;sorry the picture is 90' degree turned anti- clockwise.
It was shortly after noon, but Mr. Komatsu said the baking of bread for the day was almost done. They open the shop at 8:30 am everyday.
The shop was busy with local customers as well as tourists who seemed to have wondered in while strolling the street.
Thank you,Mr.Komatsu, for kindly letting me in to take the pictures and answering my questions!
And of course, for the delicious buns!
Of course I have to see the castle tower when I am at Matsumoto.
What are they up to,I wonder.
You can see the white cloth covering the Moon Viewing Room of the tower,can’t you?
Maybe they are holding a moon viewing event one of these days?
Well, I was in a hurry I did not ask anyone about it.
It was nearly 5:00pm,a staff started to clean up
See you again,Matsumoto city, I love you!