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Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling

Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling
Try this easy and fun recipe by Fiona Uyema for onigiri filled with umeboshi.

Nutricosmetics: The beauty products you can eat

Far from a fad, nutricosmetics and beauty foods are an important part of modern Japanese culture
Let’s not forget that healthy food is beauty food too.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: PUFFPUFF - Bringing you the taste of Okinawan Island life

石垣島Natural Garden Cafe PUFFPUFF located in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Terrace overlooking the tropical island sea
PUFFPUFF gets its unique name from the relaxing sound of a passing cloud and embraces the Ishigaki Island's atmosphere of tranquility and harmony with nature. 

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling
How do you know spring has finally arrived in Japan?

8 Japanese Hot Pot Meals To Keep You Warm This Winter

8 Japanese Hot Pot Meals To Keep You Warm This Winter
Nabe (Japanese hot pot) is an essential winter dish in Japan.

Would you like some bacteria to go with your meal?

Would you like some bacteria to go with your meal?

Looking to get all the balancing benefits of probiotics without using supplements Natto could be the answer.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Ishiwata Shoten - 3 reasons why this is the first real oyster sauce you've ever tasted

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Ishiwata Shoten - 3 reasons why this is the first real oyster sauce you've ever tasted
The thick and full-bodied taste of Ishiwata Shoten's oyster sauce is something you won't soon forget.

How to Cure Your Post-Holiday Stomach with a Traditional Japanese Porridge

How to Cure Your Post-Holiday Stomach with a Traditional Japanese Porridge

In Japan, the recovery meal of choice following the holiday indulgences is nanakusa gayu (七草粥).

Mochi and the Traditional Japanese Art of Mochitsuki: Yoi-sho!

Mochi and the Traditional Japanese Art of Mochitsuki: Yoi-sho!
The Japanese tradition of making mochi for New Years is followed in households throughout Japan as oshougatsu approaches.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yasashi Ume-yasan - The best umeboshi you've ever tasted!

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yasashi Ume-yasan - The best umeboshi you've ever tasted!
PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yasashi Ume-yasan. The best umeboshi you've ever tasted!

Osechi: Why your first meal of the year is the most important

Osechi: Why your first meal of the year is the most important
Osechi ryōri (おせち料理) consists of the traditional dishes eaten in Japan on New Year’s Day.

Umeboshi

Umeboshi

One of the traditional Japanese food that strikes foreigners is “umeboshi.” It is a small red fruit that is also known as Japanese pickled plum.