Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Weird & Wonderful

Hi everyone! This is the third post in this series about local culinary specialities from Fukushima Prefecture. This week, I’ll be writing about some dishes that might not necessarily come to mind when you think of Japanese food. That being said, for people like me who have been in Japan for a while now, it’sContinue reading Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Weird & Wonderful

Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Noodle-Dishes

Hi everyone! This is the second post in this series about local culinary specialties from Fukushima Prefecture. Last week I wrote about rice-based dishes & side-dishes from Fukushima. This week, I’ll be writing about noodle dishes. Soba Negi-soba (Aizu Region) Although Fukushima Prefecture has many areas well-suited for rice-production, the rugged mountainous region of Aizu,Continue reading Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Noodle-Dishes

5 Ginkgo Tree Spots To Visit in Fukushima this Autumn

When it comes to the Japanese traditional of autumn leaf viewing, Fukushima Prefecture has so many fantastic spots to choose from. Whether the leaves of dark red maples, or bright yellow ginkgos, there are countless places worth visiting. In this post, I’ll introduce some of the famous and lesser-known ginkgo tree spots to visit thisContinue reading 5 Ginkgo Tree Spots To Visit in Fukushima this Autumn

Kitakata’s Mitsuya District & Historic Red Brick Kiln

Kitakata City is famous across Japan for 2 things – ramen and warehouses!     Kitakata City’s warehouses have been used for hundreds of years for the production of ingredients integral to Japanese cooking, such as miso, mirin and soy sauce, among many more. The incredibly clear water of Mt Iide is thought to makeContinue reading Kitakata’s Mitsuya District & Historic Red Brick Kiln

Vintage Shoe Shop in Kitakata’s Picturesque Streets

Kurosawa Kirizai – a shop in Kitakata City where geta (traditional Japanese shoes) are made and sold – opened  in 1912. For over 100 years ago, the Kurosawa family have prided themselves on their careful use of only the highest quality paulownia wood – grown locally of course – for the construction of their geta.Continue reading Vintage Shoe Shop in Kitakata’s Picturesque Streets