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Japanese Pickled Ginger Recipe (Gari)

Japanese Pickled Ginger Recipe (Gari)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 3rd Jun 2015

Japanese pickled ginger (gari) is very easy to prepare, and deliciously healthy condiment commonly served with sushi and sashimi. Gari is an excellent palate cleanser (much like a sorbet). You do n … read more
A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Mar 2015

In Japan, passion for cherry blossoms run deeps and anticipating their arrival every spring borders on a national obsession. Pictures above are from nightly news national TV broadcasts in early Mar … read more
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