Hiraoka has been preparing simple, traditional Japanese food here since he opened Rikichi more than 30 years ago. And yes, he has a Michelin star, but that’s not the apex of his achievements. Hiraoka is a national bowling champion, and has a handful of awards to prove it. In fact, he has been bowling for so long that the tops of his fingers are slightly bent from more than 50 years of gripping bowling balls. He may bowl and cook alone, but that’s only half the story.
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