Jeffrey Tanenhaus

For Jeffrey Tanenhaus's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Seafood cuisine to set you reeling

Mar 30, 2007

Seafood cuisine to set you reeling

Being an archipelago of about 3,000 islands, Japan’s best dining often revolves around fruits of the sea. The average Japanese person consumes a whopping 66 kg of fish each year, more than four times the world average. Though very tasty, seafood experiences in Japan ...

A treasure chest of tradition

Mar 23, 2007

A treasure chest of tradition

The capital of Ishikawa Prefecture greeted me like it does most travelers: with a downpour. The train’s rain-streaked windows blurred my first views of a city in a storybook setting. Kanazawa averages 178 soggy days a year, so it’s fitting that the station’s glass ...

Here lies the lore of the land

Jan 19, 2007

Here lies the lore of the land

Against the backdrop of the Northern Japan Alps, isolated and picturesque Takayama, in Gifu Prefecture, is a welcome retreat from big-city life. Brochures promote it as the “home of the Japanese spirit.” Such an abstract superlative is debatable, but countryside tradition pervades Takayama’s morning ...