Last weekend I went to Berlin to visit friends of mine. Because in Berlin you find everything I searched the internet for some asian culturel events. So I got to know about the museum of asian arts. I used my free friday for a visit because my friend where I stayed had to work this day.
Fee was 6,- € but not only for the museum of asian arts, the whole complex consists of three museums (also a european and ethnology part), so it was okay. The other two parts weren't so interesting, just sculptures without any intesting information, I was a bit disappointed about it.
But the asian exhibition was quite nice^.^
One floor was about Central Asia (mainly India, Nepal, Afgahnistan), here are some impressions:
|Nepal exhibition hall|
|India exhibition hall|
On the other floor were Chinese, Japanese and Korean paintings and pottery exhibited. Everything there looked so beautiful! I was really impressed. It was also contemporary art but if I hadn't known I had expected it to be very old. It is still very traditional^^
Here are some impressions:
|Chinese folding screen|
|Japanese folding screen|
|Japanese sake set|
The best was an imitation of a traditional Japanese tea house. A tea ceremony is sometimes held in the museum. It looked great:
|view in the inner room|
So I can say the museum for asian art is worth a visit^^
But my Japanese culture trip wasn't over yet. After my visit to the museum I met up with a friend and we decided to have dinner in an Udon restaurant which I haven't known so far. The 'Susuru' is a modern restaurant which only sells Udon noodle soup and some starters like edamame and Gyouza.
We took a serving of edamame together and for the main dish I chose Ebi Gyouza Udon. It was served with Wakame (sea weed), spring onions and Shitake (mush rooms) besides of course some Ebi Gyouza. It was really delicious!
|Ebi Gyouza Udon|
|inside the restaurant|
The next day my two friends and I planned to go to another Japanese restaurant for dinner^.^
It is called 'Makoto', it is mainly a Ramen restaurant but it also serves some kinds of Yakisoba and Donburi (and of course some typical starters). I was really looking forward to a Donburi because I love this Japanese dish so much. Just some delicious cooked vegetables and meat on a bowl of rice, there's nothing better X3
So I decided for 'Tori-Katsudon', breaded chicken with omelette on rice. Sooooo good!
I can recommend both restaurants. Both restaurants can be easily reached from 'Alexanderplatz'. The prices are also normal (6~9 Euro).
They are as good as the restaurants in Duesseldorf. So I'm happy to know good Japanese restaurants everywhere I go X3