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KAISEKI

Blue Bottle Studio Kyoto's tasting sessions combine excellent coffees, curated music and a technical display of barista-ship.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 26, 2023
Blue Bottle Kyoto gives coffee the 'kaiseki' treatment
The menu unfolds with each course crafted to present a different facet of coffee culture.
Freshness and seasonality, along with the chef's ability to highlight both, feature heavily in Japanese fine dining.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 24, 2023
Does Japan's fine dining philosophy stand alone?
While Japanese fine dining is not as categorically defined as French gastronomie, a culture of refined dining has long existed in the country.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Apr 2, 2023
Shizen: Firewood, ferments and finesse in backstreet Shibuya
Chef Yu Kunisue's dual passions of wood-fired cooking and fermented exploration come to delightful fruition.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants
Sep 4, 2022
The old capital’s cuisine — redefined in Kamakura
Chef Yasunori Kitajima draws on almost two decades in top Kyoto kitchens to create a cuisine reflecting his own background in historic Kamakura.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants 2021
Dec 19, 2021
A focus on crab and other Hokuriku specialties makes dining at Kataori a sublime experience
All the best chefs search out the finest ingredients, but Takuya Kataori takes this quest to the ultimate extreme.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Nihonryori Yukimoto: Grounded in tradition, a kaiseki lineage evolves
Chef Takayuki Hagiwara blends Japanese aesthetics with a quietly contemporary cooking style that uses the local bounty of Nagano Prefecture to its fullest.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Jun 13, 2020
Yubako Kamohara: Taking center counter at Tsurutokame
Yubako Kamohara leads Japan's only all-female kaiseki restaurant, Tsurutokame. But becoming an itamae chef wasn't her original plan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 27, 2020
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is a somber countdown for an industry and continent in crisis
In the latest edition of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants rankings, Singapore's Odette has retained its No.1 position for a second straight year, ahead of The Chairman in Hong Kong and Tokyo's Den. But the announcement on Tuesday was overshadowed by the escalating coronavirus pandemic that has swept the continent.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Feb 1, 2020
'Untangling my Chopsticks': Searching for the origins of Japanese fine dining
Engagingly written and well-researched, Victoria Abbott Riccardi's culinary memoir, 'Untangling My Chopsticks,' traces her year immersed in Kyoto's kaiseki culture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 7, 2020
Rakushin: A flavorful harmony of Japanese-Flemish cuisine
It's Belgian-meets-Japanese for this collaborative four-hands meal organized by Arts Flanders Japan at Osaka's Rakushin.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Jul 6, 2019
Hitoshi Miyazawa: Taking a multicourse adventure in Australia
Kaiseki, the multicourse meal that is the height of refinement in Japanese cuisine is the modus operandi of Hitoshi Miyazawa, head chef for Ishizuka in Melbourne, Australia.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Mar 23, 2019
Rakushin: Some food can't be improved upon
At Rakushin, kaiseki chef Shintaro Katayama's cuisine is flexible and curious even as it pays respect to the genre's historic canon.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Dec 22, 2018
Dinner and conversation with Tsutomu Nakajima
Chef Tsutomu Nakajima of Sato no Ie Hanase on the importance of umami and why the flavor is at risk of vanishing.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Dec 15, 2018
Nihonryori RyuGin: New address for a Tokyo classic
Even in Tokyo, a city that relentlessly reinvents itself, change never comes easy, no matter how celebrated a restaurant may be. The bigger the name, the greater the expectations, and few have larger reputations than Nihonryori RyuGin.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 3, 2018
A Michelin star in just six months for Ireland's first kaiseki restaurant
Chef Takashi Miyazaki's Ichigo Ichie is Ireland's first kaiseki restaurant — albeit one that blends Japanese and Irish flavors. When it landed a Michelin star within its first year, the restaurant put Cork back on Europe's culinary map and brought Miyazaki instant international acclaim.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Jul 21, 2018
Kawahara: Thrilling, exciting, game-changing kaiseki
At Kawahara, expect a multi-course kaiseki meal that presents seasonal foods in unexpected, playful ways.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jul 7, 2018
Karatsu: Bold kaiseki cooking from a devotee to the art
At Ayanokoji Karatsu, chef Shosaku Karatsu is bringing bold dishes and flavors to Kyoto's classic kaiseki scene.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Mar 10, 2018
Tai no Tai: Ambitious kaiseki that plays on the basics
Chef Noriyuki Hashinaga's new outpost — Tai no Tai — opened less than a year ago and it is close to his eponymous restaurant in many senses of the word.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Oct 21, 2017
Sato no Ie Hanase: Kyoto-level kaiseki for all seasons
At Sato no Ie Hanase, Kyoto's loss is most definitely Osaka's gain.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Oct 21, 2016
Zeshin: Seasonal surprises in a 'kaiseki' hideaway
Autumn is our reward for overcoming the extremes of summer. The harvest that comes with the season also makes it quite possibly the best time of year for eating out. Zeshin, opened more than three years ago by Hideyuki Ohishi, will make you wish autumn lasted the whole year.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan