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February 4th Marks the Arrival of Spring In Japan

February 4th Marks the Arrival of Spring In Japan

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 2nd Feb 2015

In early February, though still cold in Japan, days start to get noticeably longer, and it begins to feel that winter is on its way out. Pretty plum blossoms begin to bloom first, and an early-bloom … read more
Winter Haiku Poems

Winter Haiku Poems

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 6th Jan 2015

on new year’s day I long for my parents before I was born (ganjitsu ni | umarenu saki no | oya koishi) Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) The sky draws near such a bright sunrise aahh! new y … read more
Matcha Salt Garnish Recipe (Matcha Shio)

Matcha Salt Garnish Recipe (Matcha Shio)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 25th Jun 2014

Ready In: 2 Minutes  Recipe Makes: 2½ teaspoons Matcha shio is an umami-rich Japanese traditional seasoning. It has a clean, sophisticated taste and aroma and adds a … read more
Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 13th Jun 2014

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 … read more
Rain, Glorious Rain!

Rain, Glorious Rain!

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 3rd Jun 2014

Today is the first day of tsuyu, the beginning of the 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 f … read more