Rice and Shine – Japanese rice crackers

When I am working on my computer, I tend to snack quite a lot, which is quite bad as it can lead to weight gain, especially since my choices are items like sweets, biscuits and chips. But I can't go hungry too right :P Recently, the Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association (JRE) is organising ...

Ameshin – Incredible Amezaiku Candy Candy

Super backlog post but I know I had to post about this really interesting experience. Do you know ame shokunin, or candy artisan? There are now less than 50 of such amezaiku artists in the whole of Japan. Shinri Tezuka is such a ame shokunin, and the owner of an artisan candy shop called Ameshin in the ...

[Giveaway closed] Ebizo Ichikawa XI’s Japan Theater 2015

Ebizo Ichikawa XI is from one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious kabuki families. This October, the ‘Crown Prince of Kabuki’ will be coming to Singapore to debut two new kabuki plays, Uwanari and Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri. Uwanari has not been performed in a hundred years will make its debut on the 17th of October ...