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 ...

Asakusa Magewappa Store

In my recent trip, one of the must-visit must-do on my list was to go to the Asakusa Magewappa Store by master craftsman Yoshinobu Shibata and his son Masahisa Shibata. If you are looking for the highest quality magewappa (bent wood) bento boxes, this is the place to go. The workmanship and finishing of their bento boxes are impeccable! Even ...