Category Archives: food

Kakigori (shaved ice), popular summer sweet

This summer is abnormally hot. Although after the week of ‘Obon’ (three-day Buddhist holidays on August 13, 14 and 15) Japanese usually start to feel the summer ending and a little sad, this summer is too hot for them to … Continue reading

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Takoyaki

‘Takoyaki’ is dumplings with a piece of octopus. It is a very popular food in Japan and the famous specialty of Osaka. The combination of thick sauce and bonito flakes is awesome. However, you need to be careful when you … Continue reading

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Canned coffee

I am not a coffee person. So I can’t talk about coffee. However, I have seen several times that foreigners didn’t expect much first and finally got so impressed by coffee available from street vending machines. There are a variety … Continue reading

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Japanese eat a sushi roll in a bold way on Feb 3!

Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar. Setsubun falls on February the 3rd in 2013. There are some traditional practices to be done on the occasion. One of the popular practices is … Continue reading

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Mont Blanc, not that Alps mountain but a cake

Mont Blanc is one of the most popular cakes in Japan along with strawberry short-cake and cheese cake.  It is so popular that it is available not only in cake shops but also convenience stores. This blown cream is chestnut … Continue reading

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Why are there many vending machines in Japan?

Vending machines can be found anywhere in Japan. Most beverage vending machines sell green tea, water, coffee, energy drinks and other soft drinks like cola.  Some vending machines speak.  It’s like ‘Good morning.  Start a wonderful day with a drink.  Take care!’  It is the … Continue reading

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‘Iron chef’ is back

The American version of ‘Iron chef’ is watched in more than 80 countries.  And finally, The original Japanese ‘Iron chef’ has returned in the birthplace of the program.  This is for the first time in this 13 years.  I love its music from the movie ‘backdraft’.  Very … Continue reading

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