The One about Terrace House: Opening New Doors

As a big fan of the “Terrace House” Japanese reality TV series, I was looking forward to the fourth series titled “TERRACE HOUSE OPENING NEW DOORS” which airs on Fuji TV, shown on Fuji on Demand (FOD) but also on Netflix Japan.  And is a co-production between Fuji TV and Netflix. For those not familiar with the series, the reality show provides a really awesome place for the houseguests (three […]

The One about NEWYORK PERFECT CHEESE at Tokyo Station

For those who have gone to Tokyo Station and passed by NEWYORK PERFECT CHEESE, there is something that is consistent since the confectionery shop opened back in March 2017 and that there is always a line and it’s always packed. The sweets were chosen by three well-known names: White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, Japan’s first cheese Chevalier Murase Miyuki and the renown French cheese MOF Cheese Craftsman, Rodolphe Le […]

The One about Hakone-Yumoto Station in Hakone, Kanagawa

For those planning to go to Hakone, will no doubt end up arriving or departing Hakone-Yumoto Station via the Hakone Tozan Line. Located in the western Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan in the Ashigarashimo District, a mountainous district that is sparsely populated, but a location with a lot of history. Hakone-Yumoto Station (OH-51) opened back on October 1, 1888 and was a horse-drawn terminal of Yumoto Station.  by June 1, 1919, […]

The One about the Taiyaki at Kurikoan

When it comes to taiyaki, you can find numerous places throughout Japan.  But one of the popular restaurants specializing in kurikoan style taiyaki is Kurikoan. Made from soft, fluffy pancake-liked batter put in a mold with filling and baked in the shape of a fish, the restaurants serve kurikoan that changes with the season and each shop sells limited items. Standards are fillings with red bean, premium cream, kurikoan (chestnuts […]

The One about the Blue Bottle Coffee Aoyama location in Minato

In the early 2000’s, W. James Freeman founded Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland, California.  The name was inspired by one of Europe’s first cafe, The Blue Bottle Coffee House. Freeman’s original intention for Blue Bottle Coffee was to roast coffee in small batches and sell it within 24 hours of roasting and deliver it to homes. The company would eventually become a cafe and opened locations in the San Francisco […]

The One about “Generations” by Flavia Biondi

From Trans-media studio, Lion Forge, which focuses on comic publishing for all age groups, the company strives to publish titles that reflect the diversity of today’s world in their characters, creators and the Lion Forge team and to create original content. Recently, I read Italy-based comic book artist/writer Flavia Biondi’s “Generations”, her fourth graphic novel and her first to be published in the U.S. The story revolves around a young […]

The One about Visiting the Setup for the Tokyo Leather & Goods Exhibition 2018, the JFW Japan Creator 2018 Exhibition & Premium Textile Japan

One of the things that I love to visit are the various exhibits held at the Tokyo International Forum in Marunouchi and not far from Yurakucho Station. A lot of trade shows are held at this location and it’s no surprise considering how cool and modern the overall building is. I wrote in the past of the area and the food trucks that people can find during lunch time during […]