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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Decorative sidewalk tiles in Naka ward, Yokohama. (It was raining a bit.) This area is along the coastline. . . #japan #yokohama

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Breakfast accoutrements

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
From the farmer - fresh peanuts and ginger. He grows everything without any chemicals or added fertilizer, not even manure. He just tills in weeds and things and uses that as green manure. His vegetables look a bit funny but taste so good.

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Udonsuki, a type of nabe (hot pot) that comes from Osaka originally. Made with a ready to cook kit of sorts (second pic) which has all the veggies, shrimp, chicken, hiryouzu (a kind of tofu dumpling), yuba, udon, mochi, fu, etc etc etc that you need...plus the soup and condiments (kabosu citrus, shichimi togarashi). Very handy when you’re busy!

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Vegetarian (vegan really) instant yakisoba noodles. It wasn’t too bad, although the regular ones are better. See the last photo for the manufacturer’s website. By vegan I mean there is no dairy, eggs, fish or meat in this.

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
The most amazing umeboshi ever. Nankoubai from Wakayama. It is as sour and salty and fruity as it looks - taste as vibrant as the color. No filters used by the way!

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Tonjiru (豚汁, pork soup) the way my mother makes it. She simmers the vegetables (gobo (burdock root) plus any combination of carrots, daikon radish, napa cabbage, satoimo or potatoes) first until tender in dashi (usually a konbu - niboshi dashi), crumbles in drained monen (firm) tofu about halfway through, then adds the thinky cut pork in the last few minutes. Sometimes konnyaku is added. Miso is added at the end. The tofu is crumbled so it absorbs more flavor. Very nice on a cool day!

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
This is what happens to an anpan when it ends up at the bottom of your shopping bag

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Katsu curry for lunch. Once in a while it’s all good

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Bo Hojicha from Kanazawa. Very nice.

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
I tried a Ruby Chocolate Kit Kat. . It tasted slightly tangy but not fruity. . Interesting but eh. .

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Jouyo manjuu (薯蕷饅頭), wagashi made with a dough made of yamaimo and rice flour, filled with koshian (smooth sweet bean paste) They are traditionally eaten during Tsukimi (the Moon Festival) but are available year round. They are usually just plain round dumplings, but the rather abstract bunny shaped ones from Sentaro are so cute.

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Kabocha ❤️❤️❤️

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
First time I’ve had boiled peanuts.

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Instagram - Wed, 2018-10-17 11:17
Such a pretty label. It’s on a bag of old fashioned candy from Ueda, Nagano.

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Instagram - Fri, 2018-09-28 07:34
My mother’s mysterious cat cushion. She has never actually liked cats, but sleeps with this thing.

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Instagram - Fri, 2018-09-28 07:34
Shingenmochi ice cream from Seijo Ishii, probably the most interesting supermarket chain right now (or should it be called a gourmet food emporium...) The ice cream base is vanilla, with whole azuki (adzuki) beans. There is brown sugar syrup in the middle, and it’s all topped with soft gyuhi ( a mochi like dough) and kinako (roasted soy bean powder). Not too sweet and really good. 成城石井の信玄餅アイス、甘すぎず美味しい!

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Instagram - Fri, 2018-09-28 07:34
A reminder that I post about #stationery #文房具 and things too at @atelier.makiwi

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Instagram - Fri, 2018-09-28 07:34
These seedless Shine Muscat grapes from Shiobara Farm in Nagano are *amazing*. They taste just like very juicy grape Hi Chews.

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Instagram - Sun, 2018-09-23 11:42
The last watermelon of the season. Devoured sprinkled with salt.

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