Monthly Archives: June 2014

Matcha Seasoned Salt Recipe (Matcha-shio)

Ready In: 2 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 2 and 1/2 teaspoons


This easy to prepare, umami-rich Japanese traditional seasoning (called matcha shio) goes great on just about anything.

It has a sophisticated yet simple taste and aroma, and adds … Read the rest

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Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Last week we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san. She is the grandmother of Ms. Yuri Nonaka, whom many of our customers have known well for years.

Fumi-san, and Yuri’s mother, Kyoko-san came to the office … Read the rest

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Rain, Glorious Rain!

Japanese women in the rain

Today is the first day of Tsuyu, the beginning of rainy season in southern Japan. Spring is in its full glory  and gentle, warm rain has been falling all day.

It will rain here every day for the next … Read the rest

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