It was very impressive when we first stayed at KAIYU in summer, Mitsu chan asked me if we wanna try "beach dinner" or not. The answer was of course "Yes" and we enjoyed Tae chan's dishes at beach like a picnic at dusk.
In here, you enjoy swimming (or surfing) in the beautiful Ohki beach, then enjoy the hot spring (onsen), and then with your empty stomach at dinner time, you will smell delicious dishes at dining space... You would sit around the big table and sharing the foods with Okada family and the other guest which is very hart-warming dinner indeed.
This place, Tosa shimizu area has nothing, but great nature. That's why the nature stands out, and eating would be one of the big entertainment.
I believe the food you eat would make not only your body but also your soul and your feeling as well. And now, lots of people are focusing "food" & "eating" what you eat, how you eat, where you eat.. It is now spotted ever recently in various aspects.
Most of the people, including me, is excited about the positive aspect of the food, however I think we have to soon face the dark side of food, lower rate of food production, aging farmers, and the #1 food disposal rate country in this world.
I questioned to myself , if you want to quit the current work and switch to a farmer? The answer for now is No. Then how about helping farmers sometimes in the peak season? Maybe yes. For instance, buying local food from the farmer who I'd like to support is definitely a help. We now lives in Kanagawa prefecture so buying Kanagawa food is preferable. If so, how I can help the local orange farmers in Kochi? I don't want to raise the food milage, so to buy farm products and ship is not the ideal...
The question which I've never had while working in Tokyo office, is again increased.
Although I cannot find the answer now, I would request Mitsu chan to introduce orange farmer and fig farmer. If Mr. Mokunen who we met the other day, starts strawberry farm, then maybe we'll have some connection with him.
Last weekend, there was over 20 customers stayed at KAIYU. Tae chan, by herself, treated them all with great dishes. All were really yummy! Thank you very much! :)