Jimbocho Den Part.1
Oct03

Jimbocho Den Part.1

Jimbocho Den: Dishes Without Rules…Part I Much has been written about restaurant Jimbocho Den since its 2007 opening by chef-owner Zaiyu Hasegawa, then a 29-year-old unknown. Today, he is no longer unknown. Den is almost always on the must-dine list of those passionate about Japanese cuisine, both from Japan and abroad. In addition to being awarded two Michelin stars, it has also garnered a coveted spot on the World’s 50 Best...

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Buaiso: Four Young Guys – A New Generation of Indigo Dyers
Sep23

Buaiso: Four Young Guys – A New Generation of Indigo Dyers

Buaiso Indigo by Matt Gross from AirBnB Magazine. Introduction by Mora Chartrand Main Article: Buaiso Indigo from AirBnB magazine, written by Matt Gross If there is one color that epitomizes Japan for me, it is indigo — deep, mystical, midnight blue. The oldest evidence tells us that indigo dyeing first appeared in Japan in the 10th century. Though the following article refers to Indigo dying as a “lost art”, I think “shrunken...

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Master chef raises vegetables and creates magical lunches in an old farm house called Wappado
Aug16

Master chef raises vegetables and creates magical lunches in an old farm house called Wappado

by Mora Chartrand, the Foodies’ Foodie Wappado, a haven for those who yearn for a meal that expresses the terroir of the northern Kyoto countryside. Ōhara, a sleepy, agricultural hamlet just outside of Kyoto, is best known to visitors as the home of Jakko-in and Sanzenin temples, among others. It’s hard to match the rural beauty of this area, especially in the autumn. Ōhara is also well known for its fields of red shiso (赤ジソ) that is...

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