Saturday, September 28, 2019
A few weeks ago was a special event in Kurahashi Island called the Kurahashi Harbor Restaurant.
This was the second annual event and the previous year it was held indoors due to a typhoon.
This year, the weather was also looking iffy with rain in the forecast leading up to the event. Luckily, the day of the event, there was hardly a cloud in the sky and all of the preparations could go according to plans!
It’s funny because the location of this event is usually just a large empty parking lot that fisherman while they are out on their boats.
Crazy to think that a rural village fishing parking lot could be turned into a classy live Jazz Concert catered by fancy food!
Carp Jazz would also be performing this year and was excited to see Yamaguchi-san the drummer again! We were able to collaborate last year and make a dance happen at the end!
A Tokyo restaurant FALO would be catering the event this year and chefs from Hiroshima City/Etajima Island came several days prior to the event to begin to prep!
And of course you can’t have a fancy night without some fancy drinks!
And there were local alcohol choices which were made in Kure!
100+ people enjoyed the artfully produced cuisine!
It was surreal being in Kurahashi where the closest convenience store is over 15 minutes away by car and the closest supermarket closes at 7:30pm. Despite this distant location, we were all eating some of the finest food, while listening to live Jazz, with our families, neighbors and friends.
With all of the excitement in the air, people started dancing under the stars while the upbeat jazz continued.
Here is a link to more Kurahashi Harbor Restaurants 2019 event information!
Look forward to more information regarding next year’s Harbor Restaurant! Don’t forget to register early as it fills up quickly!
Thanks to the staff at Seaside Cafe Alpha for their help and support!
This event was put on by Kurahashi’s NPO Hiyama No Sato.
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Thanks for everyone’s hard work and can’t wait until next year!