Trails to Tsukiji – KURUMA-EBI

This category draws from: Japanology, Boris Popov, Boris Blackra, Travis Wall. and tehaki, This time, we focus on kuruma-ebi, considered the king of shrimp when it comes to Japanese cuisine. With its elegant appearance and full-bodied umami flavor, it’s frequently featured as a good luck charm at celebratory feasts. We visit Amakusa, an island with…

Trails to Tsukiji – MYOGA

This category draws from: Japanology, Boris Popov, Boris Blackra, Travis Wall. and tehaki, With a plump, appetizing shape and striking red-purple color, the Japanese herb myoga adds a refreshing flavor and aroma to dishes and enhances the appetite. The herb’s unique taste also helps give Japanese cuisine richer flavors and brings out the true character…

Japanology Plus – Underground Shopping Streets

This category draws from: Japanology, Boris Popov, Boris Blackra, Travis Wall. and tehaki, Japan is a world leader in utilizing underground space, and that’s exemplified by its network of underground shopping streets. There are around 80 of these subterranean shopping centers across the country, selling the goods and services that Japanese people need in their…

Trails to Tsukiji – ANAGO

This category draws from: Japanology, Boris Popov, Boris Blackra, Travis Wall. and tehaki, Anago, or white spotted conger, has maintained its beloved status among the Japanese for over 3 centuries. Summer is the prime season for this vitamin-rich and high-protein snake-like fish prized as the perfect remedy for summer fatigue. Anago also plays an integral…

Japanology Plus – Radio Calisthenics

This category draws from: Japanology, Boris Popov, Boris Blackra, Travis Wall. and tehaki, This time on Japanology Plus, our theme is radio calisthenics. Each morning millions of Japanese start their day with radio calisthenics. Practically everyone in Japan — young and old — is familiar with these exercises, which started 90 years ago and spread…