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Culinary culture is an extremely important part of Japanese culture.

Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th

Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th
Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th うなぎ土用丑の日 Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th うなぎ土用丑の日 Unagi, or freshwater eel, is a very popular food in contemporary Japan and there is a dedicated ‘Eel Day’ in mid-summer (this year July 24th) on which most Japanese eat unagi.…

Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu Sweetfish Shaped Confection

Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu Sweetfish Shaped Confection
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu, Early Summer Sweetfish (Ayu) Shaped Confection (鮎菓子 若鮎) Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu, Early Summer Sweetfish (Ayu) Shaped Confection (鮎菓子 若鮎) Meet ayugashi! A river fish shaped confection with waffle for a skin, bubbly soft mochi for innards and facial and fin features branded on with hot iron.…

Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Kyoto Ryokan
— WE DON’T RECOMMEND STAYING AT HATANAKA, IT IS OVERPRICED AND THE SERVICE IS BAD. THIS ARTICLE IS TO INTRODUCE HAMO CUISINE, NOT TO RECOMMEND HATANAKA RYOKAN. — Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka – part 2 (鱧料理) Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (鱧 はも 料理)
Hamo ryori is served! Hamo is served…

Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka

Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Kyoto Ryokan
— WE DON’T RECOMMEND STAYING AT HATANAKA, IT IS OVERPRICED AND THE SERVICE IS BAD. THIS ARTICLE IS TO INTRODUCE HAMO CUISINE, NOT TO RECOMMEND HATANAKA RYOKAN. — Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (鱧料理) Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (鱧 はも 料理) Mid-summer is the time for the most important festival in…

Wagashi: More Kawaii Father’s Day Wagashi

Wagashi: More Kawaii Father’s Day Wagashi
Wagashi: More Kawaii, Father’s Day Wagashi (お父さん ありがとう) Wagashi: More Kawaii Father's Day Wagashi (お父さん ありがとう) Father’s Day, ‘Kyoto’ style. Yummy wagashi on the theme of work, fishing and love. Thanks Dad!…
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