Happy February, Our family started the year by visiting my aunt and uncle’s farm in Alexandria, Minnesota. They bought a […]
January Newsletter 2018“Happy New Year”We are rapidly approaching the deadline for the April tours to Japan. Have you always wanted […]
On fourth day, I woke up to a sound of a rooster at my brother’s cabin in Yamanashi prefecture. It was a chilly morning but I headed for a jog in the narrow mountain roads. As I walk through the dirt road, my brother’s two dogs looked at me with watchful eyes and don’t know what to think of me yet.
Holiday Greetings, We can not believe it is holiday season already!! At our urban home in Minnesota, lights are hung, […]
It was a warm, sunny day as I arrived at the wasabi farm located in a valley surrounded by a mountain range known as the Japanese Alps. From the farm, you can clearly see the dusting of snow covering the North Alps. This farm in an area called Azumino, is one of the largest in Japan and is also a popular attraction.
The last week of October, I spent about three days in Tokyo meeting restaurant owners, going to cooking schools and checking out ramen shops. I spent the last day of my trip hanging out at Tsukiji – the world’s largest fish market. The day I visited Tsukiji, it was unusually warm, pleasant and sunny. I found myself relaxed and carefree as I strolled through the market admiring the shops and soaking up the spirit of the market.