Kakuozan Life – a Google Map

A few months ago, I received an email from someone who was moving to Nagoya and considering living in the same building  in which we had lived in Kakuozan. I spent some time on Google Maps and created a map which outlined the basics of life in the area – train station, konbini, supermarkets, nearby … Continue reading Kakuozan Life – a Google Map

Tip! Buying cooking knives in Japan

Anyone who cooks even slightly, and probably many people who don’t, gives at least some thought to buying a knife or two when they come to Japan. It wouldn’t be stretching the metaphor too thin to equate a chef’s knives to a Samurai’s swords so it makes sense that many cooks dream of having knives … Continue reading Tip! Buying cooking knives in Japan