Friday Photo: November 2014

Oh man, was this month tough. Normally, by the middle of the month, I have a general idea of what picture I'm going to highlight on here. This month ... well, looking back I feel quite spoiled. Or blessed. Blessed sounds so much better, doesn't it?? 🙂  Two memorable trips - one to southern Wakayama... Continue Reading →

Washoku Wednesday: Kaki (Persimmons)

Thanks to Courtney for finally giving me some inspiration on what to do with the persimmons I was given! Another favorite fall fruit in Japan is kaki, or persimmons. The sweet, lightly spiced pulp of persimmons is perfect for fall-time baking or enjoying fresh. However you must be careful which type of persimmon you are about... Continue Reading →

Experience: Koyo in Kyoto

Whew! What a busy week and a half it has been. For those of you who follow me on Facebook (simply search Uncover Japan), you'll know that I've spent the last ten days exploring central Japan. I got to revisit Takayama, one of my favorite small towns in Japan, and ventured to Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa... Continue Reading →

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