Experience: Soba Making (Nagano)

Soba (buckwheat noodles) is everywhere in Japan. If you've been here, you've probably had it at some point - in a sit-down restaurant, at a corner stand, or in a bento on the train. But making it? Not many people can claim to have done that. I was curious about the process behind one of my... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Togakushi (Nagano)

I love autumn. I blame it on growing up in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, whose oaks and maples had a penchant for cloaking themselves in fabulous colors every October. When I was younger, I couldn’t imagine a moer picturesque place to enjoy the fall. And then I moved to Japan. Autumn... Continue Reading →

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