A new article and recipe for Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival) in the Japan Times.

Pondering a little about religious and cultural traditions, and food.

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Flames to start the new year on a hopeful note.


Take a look at some homemade osechi ryouri, or traditional New Year's Day feast food.


Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます。

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img: a hot and steamy bowl of soba noodles to end the year

A new article in The Japan Times about toshikoshi soba. Plus, a little about my favorite food-eating model, Lena-chan, and her brother Lyoh.


I finally made it to Taimeiken, an old time yoshoku restaurant in Nihonbashi, to indulge in the original Tampopo Omuraisu (rice omelette). Yes, that Tampopo.


A new article in The Japan Times about winter fish, and how fish fits into a typical Japanese meal.


A little slice of old Tokyo in an out-of-the-way area of Tokyo, Obana is an unagi-ya (eel restaurant) that even someone who's not an unagi fan can love.

Scenes from the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)

A museum that pays homage to a single type of dish? Why not - this is Japan after all.