Milk, Milk, Milk – Buying Milk in Japan

December 7, 2016 by First Admin

Of course findign what you like is a matter of buy and try, but there are a few words that will help you on your way if you’re looking for certain qualities in your milk. For starters, the Japanese word for milk is gyuunyuu (牛乳).  You might often see something called “Miruku” (ミルク), but this may or […]


Drinking Sake Warms Winters in Hiroshima

November 30, 2016 by Jade Brischke

How do you get warm and stay warm when the temperature in Hiroshima drops during the winter? Ah, that’s easy, the locals tell me, hot sake! With the weather getting cooler, now is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the best sake around and also the time to work out what type […]


Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi

November 29, 2016 by Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in Japan since the Heian Era (starting in 794) and the foods are easily recognizable by the special bento boxes called jūbako, which are often stacked for larger families or parties.  Like many places in Asia, […]


The last of Hiroshima`s Autumn Leaves

November 28, 2016 by Jade Brischke

As all the locals and expats know, Hiroshima is beautiful in all seasons, but it is especially beautiful in autumn. The weather is cool, the oysters are plump and juicy and the scenery is picture-postcard-perfect. Of course, like everywhere in Japan, Hiroshima has a number of places known for their autumn leaves both within the […]

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