Archive for the ‘shokunin (職人)’ Category

Shokunin (職人) is a traditional Japanese craftsman or artisan. In Kyoto there are many, many kinds of shokunin. Foodie shokunin abound.

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen
Helena Chlepnac from Sushi Fusion from Switzerland was in town studying-up on Kyoto’s incredible culinary culture. We had a chance to spend a few days together which culminated in the most luxurious sushi meal, actually, three sushi meals, that I have ever had or even imagined! This was epic sushi! And all thanks to Chef Tanigawa at Kichisen, who gave…

How to Clean a Squid Japanese Style

How to Clean a Squid Japanese Style
How to Clean a Squid Japanese Style (いかの開き方) How to Clean a Squid Japanese Style (いかの開き方)

Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware

Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware
Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware (京の金網細工 辻和金網店) Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware (京の金網細工 辻和金網)
Scoop soft tofu from boiling water, strain tea, roast sesame seeds, grill vegetables and fish over an open flame — all with beautiful, handmade traditional Kyoto metal utensils.…

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