Imho it is impossible to visit Japan and not rave about the food! In my youth the only Japanese food I knew of was sushi, and even with the accumulated experiences from my trips to Japan I still love sushi… But it was just the start of a life long exploration of a fantastic and highly evolved cuisine! Oh, this post is going to make me hungry….
In reverse order, for lunch before I flew out of Narita we went to a kaiten sushi bar that I’ve been to before, on the top floor of the Yodobashi Camera store in Akihabara (there was some shopping that had to be done too!)
Slowly I am learning the Japanese names of my favourite sushi, and this is my current favourite: hotategai (scallop)
At a few places we stayed I was asked if I wanted a western breakfast, I always politely said no, thank you… but I thought to myself why would anyone want to miss out on a breakfast that looks & tastes like this!!! I was also reminded of a great quote about travel by James Michener: “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
I love visiting supermarkets in Japan – I’m not quite sure what some of these things are but they look fascinating!!!
Dinner in Onomichi
A great restaurant we went to in Kyoto: Rojimon
Lunch at Sanzen-in, Kyoto
Had some great news recently, THE ORATOR (the Samoan film I did score & sound design for) is screening at the Nara Film Festival in Japan in September! Which is just after we finish the final mix for THE EMPEROR so I have booked my next trip to Japan – I can’t wait!