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Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

Now that the summer is reaching to an end, it is maybe time to find travel inspiration for November. November is my favorite month, when spent in Japan. The air is crisp, but not cold yet. The typhoons are a forgotten nightmare. The sun shines over the leaves changing color. The weather is so beautiful, that...
Marché Japon

Marché Japon

Where does it come from? How was it grown? These are important food issues for all modern societies with high health-conciusness. The questioning turned into a major concern in the  Japan after the Tōhoku  earthquake. The Marché Japon – Farmer’s Market – initiative started back in 2009, as a way to promote local products with...
Warm winter, japanese style.

Warm winter, japanese style.

Commonly referred as nabe (なべ), nabemono (鍋物) is the term referring to all varieties of Japanese one pot dishes. There is nothing as effective to warm the winter like a soup. But in East Asia, it is also believed that sharing from one and the same pot makes for closer relationships. Very much like the...
Esthetic Restaurant: La Beauté.

Esthetic Restaurant: La Beauté.

La Beauté (ラ・ボーテ) is a esthetic restaurant in central Tokyo. The evolution of organic cuisine, where beyond healthy, one gets beauty in the deal. One of many signs of the back to basics trend that dominates fashion, beauty and lifestyle worldwide. First was the organic cloth, then came the gypsets and now it is time for the in-grocer’s salon....
Kanda - Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

Kanda – Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

The back streets of Roppongi hide a culinary gem, crowned by three Michelin stars and named after Hiroyuki Kanda, its founder and owner. The interior is as minimal as the seats at the bar, where all guests get a chance to stare at the genius at work. Luxury materializes with the charming waiter and the...
Seoul food

Seoul food

People often perceive traveling as en expensive hobby. Seoul breaks the rule, as equally warm and tasty choices are hidden around every corner. Like in Tokyo, quality is a precept for anything served, anywhere. – Luxury business dinner Koreans are incredibly efficient and organized people during the day, that turn open and warm as they...
San Francisco snapshots

San Francisco snapshots

San Francisco is the least American, most charming city in the US. Not as big as NY, not as crowded as Chicago, small enough to get around on feet. Its greatest appeal is actually the lack of must-sees. The Golden Gate and Alcatraz are alive in your memory, to an extent that feels déjà vu...
Overdimensioned ignorance

Overdimensioned ignorance

There’s too much stupidity in this world, often solved by overdimensioning. Strong statements can be easily brought out of context and, applied in entirely different areas, without loosing a pinch of truth. From mobile networks to grocery shopping, abundance is sickening. Excess, just to stay on the safe side or to prepare for the worst...
Fotografiska museet

Fotografiska museet

As capital of an art-savvy country, keen on recycling and charmed by the honest beauty of nature, there’s little surprise on Stockholm’s first photography museum to soon open its doors in a coastal location, with a privileged city view. The pictures already hang on the red-bricked walls of the old customs house. A stake of...
Keybotz

Keybotz

It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s höst, it snows. Shorter, dark days that magically turn out to be eternal within the office walls. Awake, you dream. And dreaming, you wonder when did you start yawning, when did you stop fighting, when did you wake up from your illusions, when responsibility did kill the game. Some might...