With its pay-to-enter system, eclectic lineup of books and artsy vibe, Bunkitsu shakes up the typical bookstore business model.
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"Try our mochi," calls out Nao Sakai at a Tokyo market as she sells rice and rice cakes made at her family's shop in Yamagata Prefecture. Mochi, or glutinous rice cake, is a popular treat eaten especially during the New Year's holidays and holds a ...
After falling in love with the science and culture behind Japanese tea, Marie Roux made it her goal to impart a deep appreciation for the drink among Japanese youth.