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Eiichi Takahashi, 74, was recently designated as a part of Kyoto’s intangible cultural heritage as the 14th generation owner and head chef of Hyotei, a restaurant steeped in traditional Japanese cuisine with a history dating back more than 400 years.

“Do not tinker too much with ingredients and express a sense of the season in your dishes — that’s our restaurant’s way,” said Takahashi, a master of Kyoto cuisine and “kaiseki” multicourse meals.

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