Japan

Jugemu

Jugemu

There was an interesting dynamic at play while I was eating this meal. I wouldn’t know if I would finish. It seemed that the lone chef of this establishment was looking for a fight.   Jugemu is a small Japanese izakaya in the middle of […]

Kyubei

Kyubei

People have often asked me what different there can be with sushi – it’s just raw fish, there can’t be any real difference, it’s all the same. Even among those who are willing to give sushi a try, differences between the chains and Japanese restaurants […]

Tokyo

Tokyo

At the end of 7 days on the road, we arrived back in Tokyo to recuperate.  While distracted by great coffee and stratospheric pancakes (I have never had better, they brought a tear to my eye), fantastic yakitori with friends, a revelation dawned on me […]

Fuji – around the lake

Fuji – around the lake

Fuji gokou – the five lakes of Fuji.  As a place for the urbanites of Tokyo to come and relax with magnificent views of Mount Fuji. We arrived at just the right time for for koyu (the turning the autumn leaves).  It looked like people […]