22 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Kei Yuzawa, Sharing Japanese Calligraphy Around the World

Today we are really excited to tell you more about our brand-new food tour in Tokyo, which includes a traditional calligraphy experience with experts! To do so, let us introduce the great people at ConveyJapan, who organize the calligraphy class.

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21 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Belgian Tea Master in Kyoto

Practicing the tea ceremony gave me the opportunity not only to deepen my understanding of the ritual, but simultaneously to expand my knowledge into other areas of Japanese culture because of its relation to the practice. In essence, I have come to feel that the tea ceremony is a microcosm of Japanese culture as a whole.

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2 Sep | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

The Saba Kaido: Kyoto’s Historic Mackerel Highway

The peaks of northern Kyoto are crisscrossed with roads and trails that wind through valleys and over mountain passes to Fukui Prefecture and the Japan Sea. Since at least the Heian Period (794-1185), the mountain passes have connected the imperial capital to the port of Obama City, which was a hub for marine goods. The Saba Kaido (kaido 街道 usually translates to “old road”) that connected these ancient areas…

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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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1 Apr | Molly |No Comments

Washoku: Japanese Food and Culture

Washoku has deep roots in Japanese history, with cooking and serving techniques dating back over 400 years. While Washoku is extremely traditional, it is also flexible.

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Perfect mixology Yuzu Lemonade (can be cocktail or mocktail) we seek out the best hidden spots for unique food experiences in Japan. #takeafoodtour #yuzu #mixology ...

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2020 will be the year of the mouse in the animal zodiac! Spotted these mailable mousey KitKats at our Tokyo post offices! For New Years greetings! Hard to believe the new year is just a month 1/2 away!!! ...

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