May 2011 Archive.

Mr. Aki's (our staff)First Performance

This is Mr. Aki 's first acting project!
He will be as a waiter.
But actually he can play much more than this.
He did it his way......


Posted by: lutfi (May 31, 2011 11:09 PM) | Permalink

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Trveller's Night vol.5 on May 29

Last night (May 30) we had our monthly event "Traveler's Night vol.5" Hawaiian Night.

Before the party, we also had free Japense lesson.
The students learned survival Japanese conversation in case of fire, earthqueake etc...

After.... the party started from 18:00.
Though it was raining very hard, many people came to the party.
We served specail Hawiian food, drink, and KONA BEER.

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The main event of the party was
"Janken (rock-scissors-paper)" with our cafe staff Miki^^

The first prize was...
Cool T-shirts of KONA BEER♪
He got the T-shirts! Congratulations!!!

Thank you very much for joining the party, everyone.
Hope you all had a good time.

And also, yesterday was our hotel staff Sariko's birthday.
Happy birthday Sariko☆

Next event is the international party "FIESTA" on June 11th.
Come and make new friends from all over the world!!!
We all are waiting for your coming^^

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Posted by: noriko (May 30, 2011 6:21 PM) | Permalink

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The most beautiful smile in Cambodia

Have you ever been to Cambodia?
I visited there two times. Normally people go to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat.
But my special memory in Cambodia isn’t sightseeing..

A few years ago,I visited one of orphanages in Siem Reap..

Director of this orphanage(left) and Tuktuk Driver(right) who took me there.

Before I went there,I worried a lot... 'How can I communicate with children..??'
So I tried to learn Cambodian a little to introduce myself to children.

But when I met children in orphanage, I didn’t need to speak a lot..
They smiled and welcomed me. We became friends straightaway.

I also tried to play instruments of Cambodia…

I didn’t know how to play at all…but children taught me and sang together!


Children knew English. Sometimes they talked to me in Cambodian.

I remember one Cambodian word which all of children told me a lot.. ‘Sonsa ’
I didn’t understand what it meant then, but afterward I found out what they said.
Children wanted to ask me… 'Do you have a boyfriend?'


Children must be lonely a lot, but they kept smiling with me.
Their smile was really pure and made me happy!

After I met children in orphanage, I made up my mind..I'll always smile like them.

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Posted by: mihoko (May 29, 2011 2:04 PM) | Permalink

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Sumo and Demon

Have you ever seen Sumo?

Actually i've never seen it.But Tokyo is a main place of Sumo stable.
In Tokyo there are so many Sumo stable for training.


Some of them open training for public in the morining.
So i would like to visit them to feel real heat and energy of Sumo restler.

But the training is so serious.So you have to be serious too.

Not like this...
Don't make up like a Demon...
(Actually he is a famous heavy metal singer.And he is known as commentator)



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Posted by: ken (May 28, 2011 9:22 PM) | Permalink

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I love DOGS!!

What is your favorite animal??
Me? Of course…


Why? Cause they are very cute and very smart(^-^)!!

Do you know what dog species is popular in Japan?
It is the popularity ranking of this year!!











But my favorite is…JACK RUSSELL TERRIER!!



Awwwww~~~~ soooo cute(>o<)!!

In the future, I wanna live with dogs!!!
It's my small dream.

What is your favorite dog??

If you have a dog, please come Sakura Cafe with your pretty dog and have tea together☆

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Posted by: misato (May 27, 2011 9:00 PM) | Permalink

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Last night we had a free baseball tour at Meiji-Jingu Stadium.bs1.jpg
These days we had a lot of rain, but we were lucky to have a beautiful day yesterday.
Orix Buffaloes vs.Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

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Guests from Sakura Hostel Asakusa, Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro, Sakura Hotel Jimbocho, Sakura Hotel Hatagaya and residents from Sakura House Joined the tour.

I expected that most of the participants would be Americans, but actually 30 participants were people from around the world. Some got passionate about baseball, others were just curious about the game, a few had never seen baseball game before, and some just wanted to have fun.
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They enjoyed bento boxes and beers …

It is good that guests who were strangers to each other become friends.

I accompanied the guests from Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro on the tour and the tour gave me a chance to talk privately with the guests. I was impressed at their unique viewpoints on Japanese cultures and how they see Japanese things differently from the way Japanese do through conversation with them.
Mr. Fan (Hong Kong), Mr. Koo (South Korea), Ms. Ho Elaine (Canada), Ms. Amanda (U.S.A.) and Ms. Martina (Germany)

If people are from different countries, it is obvious that they will have a different culture, habits and ways of thinking. The different way of thinking is very stimulating to me and I believe the difference would help me to broaden my horizons.

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Posted by: hideki (May 26, 2011 2:00 PM) | Permalink

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One night the street in Itabashi, Tokyo was lit by the light of a full moon.

As I was getting closer to the moon, the reddish-orange color was becoming clearer.

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On a night with a full moon, seedy look of things and air of mystery surround the town.

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Posted by: hideki (May 25, 2011 12:35 PM) | Permalink

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Have you ever try to do climbing?
Climbing is not popular sports actually,But it become popular little by little.
And it is my hobby.

Yesterday i did.

First,move left to rightTo.hold No,4.
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Then climb up.
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Then hold the top of stone.
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It was very taugh...

Can you cilmb with such a small stone???
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It's impossible for me now...

Shoes is smaller than a feet to hold steps.

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Someday,I would like to try climbing in the deep mountain like this.

No no no...Too dangerous.

This is a limit.

Or do climbing on Ice(Iced water falls)

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Posted by: ken (May 24, 2011 10:08 PM) | Permalink

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Do you like Hawaii??

What do you image from “Hawaii”??

I image…

1. Paradise!!!

from beautiful beaches


and coconut trees~~!!!

2. Hawaiian Food~~


Locomoco and Marasada Donuts~~ Yummy(>_<)!!

3. Ukulele!!

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I just know one ukulele artist "Jake Shimabukuro."

He has both correct technique and super speed play!!

4. Hula~♪♪♪

I wanna learn the dance. Is it difficult??

5. Raintrees

The tree is very famous in Japan, cause It is used by the commercial of a famous electricity company~


One of my friend went to Hawaii for Honeymoon this Janually.
She told me the place was awesome!!!

.....I envy her...... wanna go Hawaii~~~~~!!

I don't have any plan for trip now...


We have Traveller’s Night "Hawaii" on May 29th, so maybe we can feel Hawaii bit..... in Ikebukuro (^-^)!

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Posted by: misato (May 23, 2011 5:00 PM) | Permalink

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Beer...Beer....Hawaiian Beer.

E Hawai'i e ku'u one hanau e
Ku'u home kulaiwi nei
'Oli no au i na pono lani ou
E Hawai'i, aloha e......

(O Hawaii, O sands of my birth
My native home
I rejoice in the blessings of heaven
O Hawaii, aloha.......... )

But You don't need go to Hawaii to taste an original Hawaii.
We already prepared these beers from Hawaii to serve you only at Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro
(Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro annex building 1F). Don't miss it!


Posted by: lutfi (May 22, 2011 10:47 PM) | Permalink

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