くま、鎌倉で魚屋に立ち寄る Kuma drops in a fish shop in Kamakura


Kenchō-jiTsurugaoka Hachimangū先月、古都、鎌倉を歩いた。建長寺(鎌倉五山第一位)から鶴岡八幡宮へ歩いていく途中、お魚屋さんに立ち寄った。
I walked around the historic Kamakura last month. I dropped in a fish shop on my way from Kenchō-ji (Kofukusan Kenchō Kōkoku Zenji or Kenchō-ji is the Rinzai Zen temple which ranks first among Five Mountains (Five Great Zen Temples) of Kamakura and is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan) to Tsurugaoka Hachimangū (the most important Shinto shrine in the city).

店頭に立っていたおばあちゃんが、あじとさばを七輪で焼いていて、試食をさせてくれた。あじは、予想以上に脂がのっていて、思わず買ってしまった。
An old woman fishmonger in front of the shop were grilling horse mackerels and mackerels with a cooking stove and let us taste them. The horse mackerels were fattier than I had expected and so I had to get some pieces of them.

おばあちゃんは、70歳くらいだと思うのだけど、80歳くらいのお客さん相手に「おばあちゃん、骨とってあげるね」ととても親切にしていて、ほかほかした。値段を聞いても、金額を間違っていたり、とてもお茶目なおばあちゃんだった。お出かけのとき、こういう出会いが、くまは一番好きだ。
I got a warm feeling looking at the old woman fishmonger who looked as old as 70 years and was kind to an elder woman as old as 80. The fishmonger took the bones out of the fish for her with a smile. The fishmonger confused prices of her fish when I asked them. She was so playful. I love such an encounter the most on an outing.