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B-kyu Cuisine: Delicious Undercurrent in the Japanese Culinary World

If you have been in Japan for some time or enjoy following Japanese cultural trends, chances are you have already heard the phrase B-kyu cuisine or B-kyu gourmet. It is often used in reference to cheap and tasty foods, but what exactly … Continue reading

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Top Ten Japanese Character Mascots 2013

The time has come to announce Finding Fukuoka’s top ten yuru-kyara (character mascots for PR purposes) for 2013. The intense proliferation of these characters in every aspect of Japanese life has presented a plethora of amazing candidates for this list, and it … Continue reading

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Tensuian Miki: A Solid Izakaya with Excellent Sake

Tensuian Miki (呑酔庵 味季) specializes in mizutaki and other cuisine using fresh, local chicken (including chicken sashimi). The nihonshu (Japanese sake) menu boasts a regularly updated, diverse, fascinating selection of reasonably priced drinks that even connoisseurs can enjoy, and their selection of … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons in Japan

If you spend enough time in Japan, you will most likely be told at some point that “Japan has four seasons” as one of the country’s most unique qualities. Although this seems a bit absurd considering that most countries have … Continue reading

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Fujiyoshi: Unique Yakitori Selections

Fujiyoshi (藤よし) is a long-established yakitori shop located in Nishi-Nakasu (home to some of Fukuoka’s best restaurants) that provides nothing but the best in savory chicken skewers. They offer rare parts of the chicken not available at other shops at … Continue reading

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Japanese Addresses and Meanings of Place Names

The Japanese address system is much different from systems found in Western countries. Most small streets are unnamed, and in most cities the addresses are based on named areas which are divided and subdivided into numbered sections.  For example, the … Continue reading

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Mihara Tofu-ten

If you are a fan of tofu (which I certainly am), then Mihara Tofu-ten (三原豆腐店) should be your first stop in Fukuoka. From standard tofu dishes to innovative tofu delicacies and desserts, this shop has it all. A carefully assembled … Continue reading

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