Stories from Japan’s Heartland
Welcome to ‘Eating the Kiso Valley’ – a new series of articles covering the culinary side of life in the Kiso valley. In today’s post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best miso money can buy, and trying our hand at making some shio koji. (Content Warning: expect photos of extremely coolContinue reading “Eating the Kiso Valley #1: Kiso’s Finest Miso”
A few weeks ago my wife and I were invited to dinner and drinks at an acquaintance’s house (you know you’re finally a real adult when you start listing people as ‘acquaintances’) in Kiso-machi. Kiso-machi is a small town even deeper into Kiso Valley country – about a forty minute’s drive north of Nagiso, beyondContinue reading “I Am Become Chainsaw Man, Destroyer of Trees”
When I moved to Japan I was honestly shocked by how big the insects were. While the scariest insect I’d seen in my 20+ years living in the UK was the almost-endearingly pathetic daddy long-legs, basically every spider I saw around Nagoya was at least double the size, and carried itself with the air ofContinue reading “Eleven Insects Near My House that are Extremely Heavy Metal (And One Frog That is Not)”
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