Reflections and Hopes

Reflections and Hopes

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 18th Dec 2018

Winter solstice will be upon us soon. Days will begin to get longer, and the promise of new beginnings is in the air.As we put 2017 behind us, just as we do every year, we want to say thanks to our re … read more
Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 5th Dec 2018

I live in a traditional Japanese wooden house in Miyazaki with modest insulation. It doesn’t snow much here, though winters are relatively cold and nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing.&nbs … read more
Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 10th Nov 2018

Japanese is a culture of etiquette, with elaborate rules for table manners.The following is a brief tutorial on Japanese table manners and polite phrases, which you can practic … read more
Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Sep 2018

Kinoko-gohan is one of my autumn favorites. I have used a frying pan with a lid to cook the rice since I often get asked for Japanese recipes from friends who don’t have a Japanese rice cooker.My basi … read more
What is the best season to visit Japan?

What is the best season to visit Japan?

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 24th Aug 2018

I often get asked about the best season to visit Japan. Such a seemingly simple question. However, there are more choices and more “seasons” than most people realize.Japan is a land of ever-changing s … read more