Celebrate: Children’s Day

We're coming to the meat of Golden Week right now, with Greenery Day (Midori-no-Hi) drawing to a close today. Tomorrow, May 5th, marks Children's Day, one of the more visually exciting holidays of this period. For many years, Children's Day exclusively honored the male offspring of a family. After all, girls already have their own... Continue Reading →

Review: The Story of Sushi

Well, I have to hand it to my husband. This year, he batted 2 for 2 in the Christmas present department, at least when it comes to which books he gave me. I already blogged about the great bento book he presented me with on Christmas morning, but it took me a few weeks to... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Tsukiji Market (Tokyo)

I have to preface this entry with a word of caution: a year from now, this post may be obsolete. Why? Because the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market (what we all know simply by its location - Tsukiji) has been scheduled to move to outside of the city center for, oh, quite a few years... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Zauo (Tokyo)

I've never minded having to work for my dinner and Japanese cuisine can be very hands-on. There's something rather satisfying to me about swirling my beef around the hot pot for shabu shabu or getting my vegetables grilled "just so" at a yakiniku restaurant. So imagine my excitment when I stumbled across Zauo, a restaurant... Continue Reading →

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