(Regional: San Francisco through April 16, 2017) Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is returning to San Francisco’s Japantown celebrating its 50th anniversary. Along with performances, games and music, there will be a plenty of food vendors offering delicious Japanese food such as takoyaki, un agi don (rice bowl with eel), udon, sushi and yakitori!!! Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival Returns to San Francisco
(Regional: Washington DC through April 16, 2017) It’s the time of a year again when the cherry blossoms lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin burst into pink color and mesmerize spectators from around the world. Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival in DC Celebrates 105-Year Friendship of US and Japan
Ginjo, daiginjo, junmai, honjozo…yes it’s complicated enough. Let’s clarify it all to understand the classification of sake and different features! Continue reading Sake 101 – Types and Varieties of Sake
Often called “fermented rice wine,” sake is an alcoholic beverage that has been beloved by the Japanese since the ancient time. A major characteristic of sake brewing is the use of malt. Continue reading Sake 101 – What is Sake & How to Drink it
In the month of Halloween, we favored a picture on a spooky yet beautiful wagashi pastry from Japan as well as matcha green tea cookies and sake cocktail. Continue reading Jfood411’s Favorite Instagram Pictures October 2016
Just like cabernet sauvignon produced in Chile and South Africa, Japanese “sake” is now made by Americans who strive to craft the traditional rice wine making with unconventional approach and local pride. Continue reading Crafting Japanese Tradition in America – Made in USA Sake on Rise
(Regional: Los Angeles through Nov. 13, 2016) The enormous culinary event offers an opportunity to sample different items and discover new flavors of Japan, including sushi, sashimi, soba, ramen, takoyaki, onigiri, sake and shochu, all at one place!!! Continue reading Japanese Food Festival is Returning to LA!!!
(Regional: San Francisco through July 24, 2016) An ever growing festival introducing Japan’s pop culture, J-Pop Summit is coming back in July with more robust features & guests! Continue reading J-Pop Summit is Returning to San Francisco in July!!!
“Begin Japanology” is by far the best produced program by NHK for visually exploring and explaining the Japanese culture for non-Japanese people. Continue reading Educate Yourself about Sushi, Sake and More…in 5 Minutes!