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Seeking Nagoya’s Sushi

October 15, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Think ‘Japanese food,’ and your mind automatically goes to sushi, doesn’t it? It is the food that typifies the nation, and it’s the first thing most people want to eat when they come to Japan. Nagoya isn’t known for sushi, but having the second largest fish market in Japan, it should come as no surprise […]

Get Inked: Nagoya’s Tattoo Parlours

September 28, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The subject of tattoos in Japan is a bit taboo. The history of body modification in Japan is long, going back as far as the Jomon Period (roughly 10,500 B.C. to 300 B.C.). But in modern Japan, however, tattooing is immediately associated with criminal organizations, and those with body ink began from society: banned from onsens […]

Discovering Japan at the Japanese Folk Festival and Cultural Fair

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

One of the great pleasures of living in Japan is discovering the wide array of cultural differences that we encounter. From arts to food to ways of life, it is difficult to overstate how not only different, but also amazing, this country’s cultural heritage is. Another delight is how proud the Japanese are of their […]

Japanese Horror Movies to Terrify You this Halloween

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular event in Japan with parties popping up all over the country and thousands of kids filling the streets in their spookiest getup.  For me, though, there is nothing better on All Hallow’s Eve than hunkering down at home, dimming the lights, grabbing a bowl of popcorn, and scaring myself […]

Have a Good Morning! Nagoya’s Breakfast Institution

July 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is well known for its delicate flavors, its subtlety, its exquisite fragility. However, here in Aichi we do things a little differently. Nagoya-meshi is famed for its full-flavor, its richness, its piquancy. When it comes to breakfast, Nagoya too differs noticeably from the the rest of the nation. While the rest of the […]

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