October 04, 2021
Gather Around the Kotatsu!

We’ve raked the autumn leaves from the grass, and the air’s grown dry, the wind is blowing right through our collective sweaters. It’s time to take out the winter coats...

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September 29, 2021
What Makes Hinoki Wood Special?

What does a 1300-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nara, a sashimi chef’s cutting board, and a waft of “forest bath”-clean essential oil have in common? We (and the...

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September 26, 2021
What Is Yoshoku Food?

If you have ever watched anime or read manga, you have likely encountered yoshoku. Yoshoku food is a popular substyle of Japanese cuisine. The term yoshoku translates to “Western food,”...

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