Izumi Furukawa


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Izumi Furukawa

Hello. My name is Izumi Furukawa and I was born in Kagawa Prefecture. Before getting married in 2012, I wrote for various magazine companies and Internet based media organizations in Tokyo. After marrying, I moved to Hiroshima and am now raising my child as well as writing stories about my fascination with this area through Setouchi Finder. Most of the articles I write are about places I visit on weekends with my family. My favorite driving course is Route 375 from Saijyo to the Miyoshi Area, and my favorite food from the Hiroshima area is Anagomeshi (from Miyajima)!!

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2015.4.8 Gourmet Hiroshima

Roadside Station Takehara: Buzzing with “Massan” Fever !!

Takehara city in Hiroshima prefecture is well known as the setting for ‘Massan’, an NHK drama series that was screened from September 2014 to March 2015.

2015.3.27 Gourmet Hiroshima

Roadside Station Kohan no Sato Fukutomi : Overflowing with the Blessings of the Land!

With shops, large playground equipment, a multipurpose hall, a day camp area... at about 1.8 times the size of Tokyo Dome, believe it or not, this is a roadside station!

2015.3.12 Gift Hiroshima

Experience Authentic Jam-Making at Japan’s No.1 Jam Maker!

A building even more blue than the deep blue sky! We’ve come to visit Aohata Jamdeck, the touring and experience facilities of Aohata Corporation, situated in Takehara city, Hiroshima prefecture.

2015.2.17 Gourmet Hiroshima

Hiranoya: A Fuchuyaki Restaurant Using Minced Black Beef! Highly Praised by Food Professionals!

Fuchu city, Hiroshima prefecture, is said to have the most okonomiyaki restaurants per capita within the prefecture. It is the "battleground of okonomiyaki restaurants".

2015.2.16 Art Kagawa

Inokumasan : The Station-front Museum, Enjoyed by Adults & Children Alike!

When you step out from the South exit of JR Marugame station (Marugame city, Kagawa prefecture), straight away on your right side you will see the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MIMOCA.

2015.2.10 Gourmet Kagawa

Restaurant Kamitsubaki: The Only Shiseido Parlour in Western Japan!!

With a 100+ year history serving Western sweets and cuisine, "Shiseido parlour" is a long-established Ginza shop.

2015.2.10 Gourmet Hiroshima

Local Okonomiyaki Born of Navy History, Kureyaki…

Known locally as the "brick road", this long arcade is located in Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture.

2015.1.30 Art Kagawa

Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum, A Calm Spot by the Sea…

Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum is located in Sakaide city, Kagawa prefecture. A pathway stretches in a straight line from the front of the museum.

2015.1.23 Kagawa

The World’s First Red Glass Lighthouse Illuminates the Seto Inland Sea!

I visited Sun Port Takamatsu in the Takamatsu port area one evening, which is the location of the world's first glass lighthouse!

2015.1.14 Gift Kagawa

Sun Quelaque: A Select Shop Offering Traditional Arts of Sanuki!

The writer bought this business card case at the Takamatsu before. It is made using a Sanuki (Kagawa prefecture) traditional craft, a weaving technique called 'botaori'.

2015.1.4 Gourmet Hiroshima

Onomichi-yaki: Delicious Local Okonomiyaki with Chicken Gizzard & Squid Tempura

Onomichi is a town famous for being the setting for Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and Nobuhiko Obayashi's "Toki o kakeru shojo", among others.

2014.10.30 Art Hiroshima

Autumn on art island – “ART BASE Momoshima”: Onomichi City (Hiroshima)

Sandy national flags destroyed by ants! This makes me wonder what borders between countries mean!

2014.10.10 Gift Hiroshima

A teetotaler’s guide (vol.1) to “Sake Flavored Sweets” on Sakagura Street, Saijō : Hiroshima City

Mr. Ōta, a spokesman for the Sake Festival, said, “The number of Sake Sweets available seems to have grown considerably over the past couple of years.

2014.10.8 Gift Hiroshima

A New Fukuyama Souvenir Gift : “Tomo Higoya’s Tai Miso”!

Tomo town (Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture) is located at the crashing point of waves that come from the east and west!

2010.11.18 Gift Hiroshima

Anagomeshi Ueno has been Serving Miyajima’s Famous Conger Eel Rice Lunch Box for 120 Years!

Miyajima is one of Japan's foremost sightseeing areas – No matter how many times I visit I never grow tired of its large vermilion red torii gate and magnificent Shinto shrine.