14 Jul | Lauren Shannon |No Comments

Discovering an Ancient Art Form in the Modern World

Hidden and exclusive you can find a dining and theatrical experience in the heart of Nihonbashi. It’s very location is mysterious and as you enter you are transported back in time and into a new world…

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17 Jun | Tina |No Comments

All about Japanese Knives

Knives. One of the top selling souvenirs people want from Japan. Japanese made knives come from a long history of sword making passed down generation to generation. These knives are skillfully handcrafted, beautiful, and highly specialized.

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22 Apr | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Anime and Food – A Tasty Relationship

You may have seen Japanese anime as a child and, like myself, have been mesmerized by the food that the characters ate. It seemed so otherworldly, a far cry from the lunch meat sandwiches my mum used to make me for school. The thing was – I had no clue what any of it was! I’d never seen them in real life before…

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4 Mar | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Sakuramochi: See Beautiful Cherry Blossoms, then Eat Them?!

Salt and sugar help the world go ‘round. These two essential nutrients are what give sakura mochi its popular appeal. Rest assured: you are supposed to eat the leaf!

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1 Mar | Lucy Dayman |No Comments

A Crash Course on The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Far more than just a way to enjoy delicious matcha tea and sweets, the Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition that goes back to the ninth century. The origins of the ceremony have roots in Zen Buddism, a religious practice introduced from China.

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15 Dec | Lauren Shannon |No Comments

An Elegant Evening in Tokyo Bay on Suship

The concept behind Suship (sushi + ship) is sophisticated but still approachable. They have thought of everything to make your dining experience a delicious adventure.

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9 Dec | Tina |No Comments

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan has taken from western traditions and adapted to Japanese needs and culture. As with so much in Japan, the Christmas season is rich with meaningful traditions, and elaborate delicious foods, but it is also very high-tech, sparkly and fun! 

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21 Nov | Tina |No Comments

Celebrate with Japanese New Year Foods

New year traditions here are ancient and meant to bring health, wealth, and a renewed spirit. Preparations for the new year start off with a practice called Omisoka, where everyone lends a hand in cleaning the house and cooking traditional foods for the osechi ryori in the last few days of the old year.

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7 Nov | Tina |No Comments

Katsuobushi: Fun Fish Flakes

Have you heard of dashi? Or Bonito flakes? Both of these are born from Katsuobushi an essential ingredient used to create the infamous umami flavor in much of Japanese cuisine. Katsuobushi is dried and fermented skipjack tuna usually shaved into flakes. Like so many things in Japan, katsuobushi is deeply rooted in history, culture, and tradition.

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12 Oct | Lauren Shannon |No Comments

15 reasons why you still need to go to Tsukiji even though the inner market moved

The historic wholesale market has moved to new swanky (but sadly, institutional looking diggs) but there is still so much to see and do at the old outer market and surrounding neighborhood.  You really need to keep this on your must-see list. 

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