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Rica Maezawa took an indirect path to becoming the chef and owner of washoku (Japanese-style) restaurant Nanakusa in Tomigaya in Shibuya Ward.

As a child, her parents ran an unagi (eel) restaurant in Ibaraki Prefecture. The experience left her thinking that restaurants were far too much work.

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