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The Incredible Edible Fungus

An unbelievable look at six products, all made with a little mold!

The Japanese Secret to Longevity Through Food

For more than a decade, Japanese people have remained in the top ranks of the longevity scale. One of the biggest secrets to their long lives is rooted in their cuisine.

Don't Know Sake? Welcome to Sake School!

Take a short, comprehensive tour of how sake is made, what it's about, and how to thoroughly enjoy this Japanese traditional treasure!

Japanese Alcohol: From Hokkaido to Okinawa

There are more than 1,800 sake breweries and shochu distilleries in Japan. Highlighting Japan has profiled nine leading representatives from Hokkado to Okinawa.

Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice

Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!

Tokyo's 400-Year-Old Sake Brewery

Check out this gorgeous 4K video and take a look at what it means to have four centuries of passion for sake!

Savor Sacred Sake in Saga

The sake breweries of Kashima City open their doors to overseas tourists, offering a peek into how sake is made for one of Japan's three most prominent Inari shrines.

7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options

Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.

Recharge with the Power of Rice Vinegar

Find out how rice vinegar can keep your energy levels up even through the early autumn heat.

The National Research Institute of Brewing

The National Research Institute of Brewing in Higashihiroshima City carries out advanced analysis, evaluation and research on alcoholic beverages.

Wasabi—Japan’s Fiery, Flavorful Root

Wasabi is Japan’s signature condiment. There is no substitute for the pleasurable burn on your palate of the grated goodness of this herb!

Better Know Your Shochu

Learn more about the history, varieties and drinking customs of one of the most typical Japanese alcoholic beverages.

Have You Ever Heard of Kelp Water?

'Kombu' is known for having lots of nutrients and various vitamins and minerals. This time, we'll be showing you a way to easily make delicious, healthy 'kombu' water.

Just a Spoonful of 'Koji'

'Koji' has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years, and has recently been in the limelight for its wonderful healthful and beautifying properties.

Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!

KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

This product literally puts a face with a name!

Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin

Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!

Add Some Totoro Flare to Your Dishes

From main dishes to dessert, one Japanese Twitter user has found a way to put the face of one of Ghibli's most iconic characters on the dinner table.

Heavenly Sake from Hokuriku

The Hokuriku region is home to many breweries famous for producing splendid sake. Let's take a look at some well-known Hokuriku sake we're sure you'll want to try!

How to Make 4 Traditional Japanese Soups

These traditional Japanese soups will warm your soul!

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