Sesame seeds are an essential part of many cuisines across the globe. But when it comes to which is the best, which is better, black sesame seeds or white sesame seeds?
Japanese kirimochi (cut mochi) is a dried and packaged rice cake, also known as mochi. Drying it makes it shelf stable for many months, which makes it a popular pantry food, usually coming in convenient individual packages.
When talking about Japanese museums, there are numerous spots that have to be included in Yokohama city. Not only is it well-known for the bustling Yokohama Chinatown and its delicious Yokohama ramen, but this city is also the center of some of the most famous museums in Japan.
When the air temperature and humidity rises in summer, it’s easy to lose your appetite, a common part of summer fatigue. At this time, all you need is a mild, refreshing dish that will help calm your upset body from the unpleasant hot weather.
Tsukimi or moon-viewing is a Japan-wide festival held during the full moon phase in September or October to celebrate the harvest moon. The moon festival is usually held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Japanese lunar calendar however the date can vary on the western solar calendar. In 2022, tsukimi falls on the 10th of September.
In this article, we will explore the traditional tsukimi food that is still eaten today and offered to the moon at moon-viewing parties.
Kyoto is one of the most popular destinations in Japan as it is a city that blends the best of Japanese culture, history and natural landscapes. Apart from that, Kyoto is also an excellent destination to satisfy your sweet tooth as it offers some of the best Japanese wagashi – traditional Japanese sweets. Kyoto sweets are crafted to be as pleasing to the sight as to the taste.