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What local sakes are brewed in different regions around Japan? We’re going to talk about each type and about what makes each region special

Recently, sake has been growing in popularity along with the boom that Japanese food has been experiencing. We’re sure many of you have been able to experience Japanese sake. As with wine, the taste of a sake changes along with the region in which it’s produced. In this entry, we’d like to introduce local sakes, […]

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Japan is the birthplace of karaoke! Karaoke has evolved in the world, but what is it?

There are probably quite a few people who enjoy singing karaoke in a bar with a mic in their hand. Did you know that, much like anime, karaoke is a subculture that started in Japan and spread to the rest of the world? In Japan, the home of karaoke, you can find karaoke parlors all […]

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Did Japan’s Tradition of Toasting Originate in Europe? On the Roots and Meaning of “Kanpai”

One of the characteristic aspects of Japanese food, which is registered as an intangible cultural heritage, is that it incorporates seasonal ingredients. Differences between the four seasons are distinct in Japan, and each season has its own respective seasonal ingredients. Bringing those seasonal ingredients into Japanese food shows care not just for the flavor, but […]

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