Samurai Gourmet is the title of a cool Japanese series on Netflix. It’s funny, moving and full of delicious food. There is an ever growing collection of Japanese series on Netflix: Terrace House, Good Morning Call, Atelier en the wonderful Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. I’d like to talk about Samurai Gourmet (Nobushi no Gurume). This… Continue reading Japanese series Samurai Gourmet on Netflix
Visiting Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light
The architect Tadao Ando has designed four chapels and churches in Japan. They are known as the Churches of the Wind, Water, Sea and, his signature work, Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, better known as the Church of the Light. The Church of the Light was built in 1989, in the town of Ibaraki, in Osaka prefecture… Continue reading Visiting Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light
“Colorful Japan” showcasing Japanese graphic design with 226 posters
The “Colorful Japan” exhibition which opened today at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam showcases a selection of 226 of the more than 800 Japanese posters in their collection.
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The best ramen in Japan
Everybody’s got their own “best ramen in Japan”. Mine is the mukashi tonkotsu bowl at Kurume Taiho.
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Enoura Observatory
A look at the extraordinary Enoura Observatory by the photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto
Catch your own squid at the market in Hakodate
Catch your own breakfast sashimi at the morning market in Hakodate, Japan.
Tasting sake in the sake and rice museum in Niigata
At the Echigo-Yuzawa train station in Niigata prefecture you can taste sake varieties from sake vending machines.