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Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise

Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise
Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸) Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸)
Matsutake is one of the most well loved — and expensive — foods in Japanese cuisine and it has been an autumn favorite in Kyoto throughout the centuries. Matsutake is in season now!…

Classic and Summer Theme Japanese Junk Food: And the Winners Are…

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Ohashi-no-Ohshita Chopstick Workshop and Store

Ohashi-no-Ohshita Chopstick Workshop and Store
Omiyage and Experience: Chopstick Workshop and Store (箸工房 お箸のおおした) Omiyage and Experience: Kyoto Kodaji Chopstick Workshop and Store (お箸のおおした 箸工房) This is a chopstick workshop and store that offers traditional, eco and modern Japanese chopsticks for sale and a quick lesson on how to make your own. Located in one of Kyoto’s most scenic and quaint districts, just drop in on your way up to Kiyomizu or Kodaiji temples!…

Wagashi: Gion Chigo Mochi

Wagashi: Gion Chigo Mochi
Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Gion Chigo Mochi covered in sparkly ice-like flakes, filled with sweet and salty miso has been a Kyoto favorite for about 100 years!…

Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan

Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan
Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan (Green Tangerine) 青みかん Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan 青みかん
Aomikan, or ‘green tangerine’ mark the beginning of autumn. They are more sour than sweet and make a wonderfully refreshing snack in the still hot late afternoons and early evenings of this season.…
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