Aug. 21st 2018-Takayama-Local Market-Cooking-Old District

Our day started out with a visit to the morning market in the old town section of Takayama along the river. We then took a short walk to a local Shinto shrine where we would be cooking lunch.  We participated in preparing dishes which included dashi broth, ajigohon (rice with veggies), Matcha Jerry (green tea flavored gelatin), spinach dressed with Egoma, miso soup, Koroimo (potatoes flavored with sake and soy sauce) and fried eggplant. After lunch we toured Takayama Jinya, an old government building and a sake factory. We then had time to wander around the streets of the Old District and we met a couple out for a walk with 4 cats.