June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by Yoko Kumano

Kishimen Sumiyoshi Sansai

Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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August 1, 2013

Kuishinbo: Doyou no Ushinohi (A Day for Eel)

by Yuki HD

During midsummer, tradition is to have unagi (freshwater eel) on specific days. The days are called doyou no ushinohi (土用の丑の日) to provide a nutritional treat, as well as to help survive the hot season.

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November 15, 2011

Outone Unagi Shop (Chiba)

by Kayoko Akabori


Before leaving for my big trip to Japan, I knew that the one and only thing I really wanted to eat was unagi.

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January 13, 2011

Tokyo JUNKtion: Hitsumabushi at Unagi Ochiai

by Yoko Kumano


While my husband is away in Tokyo this week, I dig myself deeper everyday into a dark hole of despair and yearning.

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