|A restaurant with wishes for the forest, a forest restaurant and a local cheering group
This restaurant was built based on a design I created on my own. Although vendors completed the foundation and reinforcement, my wife and I made the walls and floors by ourselves. By doing so, we have become very attached to this restaurant. The water oak in the restaurant, which serves as its symbol, was given to us by the person who sold us the land. The man said to me, gI have such-and-such a tree on my mountain. Would you like to have it?h The trees surrounding our restaurant have grown slightly and have become suitable as a forest. When I bought this land, there was a white birch grove. With the hope that it would someday become a forest, I named the restaurant gForest Kitchen Kawai.h
The pictures hanging on the walls of this restaurant are all drawn by local residents. I hope that I can help these artists until their works enter the limelight by providing spaces to display them free of charge. I am where I am today because I have been supported by regional bonds like this.
The delicious flavors of Tokachi ? Rural landscapes ? The stars in the winter sky are like gems.
@I opened this restaurant in August 1995 and have lived in Shikaoi Town, Tokachi, for 22 years. Before that, I was a cattle rancher. For the first three years, I had difficulties bringing in customers. Through diligence and hard work, however, the number of repeaters has been slightly increasing. Diligence and hard work is vital to success.
Agricultural products in Tokachi are really delicious. I have been using as much local produce as possible as ingredients for the dishes served at this restaurant. Japanese black beef (F1), vegetables, etc. from Shikaoi serve as the bases of dishes served to our guests.
I would be pleased if visitors could nourish their hearts and minds while enjoying the landscape with abundant nature.
My recommendation is to view the winter sky. Many guests who come for dinner leave here and stop to look at the night sky. Here visitors can see the starry sky that can only be seen in rural areas.