Unexpected Bullets

Welcome back to Kiso Valley Diary – it’s been a while. I’ve been quite well. Bought a house four months ago. Still don’t live in it, of course. Mostly I just fill in various forms, occasionally hand someone a large sum of money, and answer “no” when people ask me “Have you finally moved yet?”.Continue reading “Unexpected Bullets”

Eating the Kiso Valley #1: Kiso’s Finest Miso

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”