‘Chitose ame’ is the traditional sweet of the ‘Shichi go san’ festival that celebrates the health and longevity of girls aged 3 and 7, and boys aged 3 and 5.
Why are square watermelons so expensive? What’s the purpose of an inedible fruit? Here is your complete guide to the Japanese square watermelon.
Looking for a fun activity involving food for your next summer get-together? Then look no further than the Japanese watermelon game of suikawari!
Have you ever wondered why there are so many Japanese food emoji? And why an eggplant was considered so important to include? The answer is surprising!
This spiced Japanese New Year sake, known as toso, has a history of more than 1,000 years. Here’s what it is, how to prepare it and how to drink it.
Christmas food in Japan is unique. Here are five different food and drink customs that show that Japan celebrates Christmas like nowhere else.
Osechi ryori is an integral part of Japanese New Year food customs. Just what do the Japanese eat over the New Year and what do the dishes symbolize?
Food plays a pivotal role in Setsubun celebrations in Japan. Learn the traditions old and new, including what you should eat on Setsubun for a lucky year ahead.
Most people know the term wagyu, but what is it exactly? We’ll share the wagyu grades and what they mean, and why A5 wagyu is the best Japanese beef there is.
Think you’ve eaten wasabi before? Chances are you probably haven’t, even if you’ve visited Japan or eat Japanese food on the regular.