Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Sushi, sashimi, ramen and tempura are all well established in the average gourmet’s Japanese food vocabulary, but robatayaki, where small portions of meat, fish or…

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

The Nebuta Matsuri is a breathtaking and unique festival celebrated in the northern prefecture of Aomori. Held once a year, it features gorgeous, vivid floats…

5 Favorite Obon Festivals

5 Favorite Obon Festivals

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that…

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Fire Flowers over Eastern Tokyo No summertime spent in Japan, as either resident or tourist, is complete without taking in at least one of the…

Ready to Rock? Our Fuji Rock 2013 Preview

Ready to Rock? Our Fuji Rock 2013 Preview

2013 marks the 17th installation of Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest and most popular outdoor music festival. The three-day festival has been a staple of Japanese summers…

Exploits in Tokyo Blog

Exploits in Tokyo Blog

Here I was in Tokyo, the most fabulous city in the world. The summer heat finally abated and it was a delight to explore a…