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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. … 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 … read more
A hot summer day in Miyazaki

A hot summer day in Miyazaki

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Jul 2018

In July, the sun rises before 5:30 in Miyazaki, and my day starts early. By 7 o’clock, Momo (my 5-year-old Papillon) and Yuki (my 2-year-old Japanese Spitz) have had their morning stroll by a … read more
Gentle rains of early May

Gentle rains of early May

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 2nd May 2018

A sure sign of summer’s arrival in Japan is warm, pleasant rains of early May, called samidare.The picture above was taken in Miyazaki Shrine. The priestess ladies are about to begin their workday, wh … read more
Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2018

In Japan, January 7 is the day of the Festival of Seven Herbs ( Nanakusa no sekku). On this day, the Japanese make a special porridge called nanakusa-gayu with seven herbs, rice, and a bit of salt. … read more