LIFESTYLE

Samurai watching over you at a bar

Ryoma Sakamoto

Well not exactly. Its a small statue of a sumurai on a bar counter that’s watching over you at a standing bar in Shimbashi, Tokyo. Posters and framed photo of this samurai are hanged all over the bar and even his katana or swords (fake, of course) are also displayed on the wall. I am…

Visiting Kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo

  Who says kaiseki dining has to be stuffy?   By ROBBIE SWINNERTON Kaiseki ryōri, Japan’s traditional multicourse “haute cuisine,” is known for its rarefied elegance, its depth and subtlety of flavor, an exquisite focus on the seasons and, too often, for being as much fun as a funeral. But there is also another kind…