Go Hama-san, Go!
Hama-san is carrying the stone board.(looks pretty heavy....)Yes, it is a perfect fit!
People at the Site
Our chef, Hirohisa & Masaru are talking in the future sushi bar / open kitchen area. They can't wait to start working here, I know ;-)Here's Mr. Kurebayashi.He is a project manager from YT design. He has been fiercely cutting the cost of the construction. Thank you, thank you, thank you!This is Yoji-kun.He is also from YT design, and working as a field manager.Under the watchful eyes of Yoji-kun, construction is going smoothly.Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Slowly, Hibino is taking its shape.This is an entrance area: our future manager, Hinata will greet you here.This is a skeleton for a bench seat.We imagine people sit here and enjoying our food. The thought of people having a good time here makes us so warm and happy. Hope we can live up to your/our expectation ;-)
Denki gishi -- an electrician
When you come in to finished Hibino, you'll probably see the interior designed by super design team Mr. Kaneko & Ms. Nakabayashi. You'll see the carpentry done by Hama-san. You'll see the dish prepared by our chefs (Hiro & Masa). But you are not going to see the work done by the electrician. ("Denki" means electricity in Japanese)But without him, there will be no light.There will be no food (since our kitchen uses Induction Heating stove).We might not "see" his work, but we want to thank him for working on the foundation of Hibino.
Let it snow, let it snow,,,, Oh, No!
Though we haven't opened, we still have a "shoveling duty" when it snows. This winter, we had been lucky until last night....
We feel such a sympathy to flower delivery guys. They must be having a difficult time. (and there must be a tons of flower delivery today -- hmmmm. I haven't received one yet, though)
Have to be outside on such a beautiful but a treacherous day is not easy.
This is a sushi bar area.Hama-san is working away. Go Hama-san, go!Now you can see the skeleton of Hibino.
The bathroom would be re-born!Courtesy of caring design by cute Ms. Nakabayashi from YT design.
We could leave the bathroom unchanged (it was a o.k. bathroom -- and again, we really have a very tight budget). But after we saw the proposal from YT design, we changed our mind.
When you see "good" bathroom in the restaurant, you feel right.
When you see sloppy bathroom, you feel cheated, kind of.
Please stop by and check this bathroom once the restaurant opens!
Deconstructing (?) Hibino
Finally, demolition phase has started.
It is a minor demolition--taking off old wall panels and opening the air shaft. Even then, we are really thrilled to see guys banging on the wall. This is the first step to create Hibino. We have been thinking and thinking about Hibino for quite a while. Now it is slowly taking its shape. (actually, it is being demolished, but you know what I mean?)
Whole this brings tears to our eyes! (not because of the dust from demolition ;-)
This is "Hama-san," one of the construction guy.
He'll be making Hibino with his hands and tools.
We love you, Hama-san!