culture Food and Drink Japan


Breakfast_by_Ms_President_at_a_hotel_in_Naoshima,_KagawaWashoku has officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

Because Japanese food is known to people in the world as healthy, the value of Japanese cuisine was first recognized on 4th, December.  As the proposal by the Japanese government, they regarded Japanese cuisine as social convention which is an embodiment of Japanese spirit of appreciation to nature from old times.  In other words, we respect various and fresh ingredients, and Japanese well-balanced healthy eating habit.  In addition, it is related to the beauty of nature and the way to express of seasons.

The special feature of Japanese food is, I think, the beauty of Japanese dishes and the each food ingredient which we don’t have to use thick taste seasoning.  I sometimes eat Sushi with salt.  I want to say simple is the best and hope “real” Japanese food, not “Chinese, Japanese food”, will introduce to the world.

culture Food and Drink Japan

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!


Max Brenner opened at Omote Sando Hills in November 30th. Do you know Max Brenner? Max Brenner is a chocolate brand which was founded in Israel. Now, it is popular in New York City and 40 restaurants all over the world. Max Brenner wants to suggest the new way of enjoying chocolate.


There are 4 words which express Max Brenner’s ethos.

・Chocolate Without Boundaries

・Enjoy to The Max

・Chocolate is Good for You

・It’s Simple…All You Have To Do is Love Chocolate

You can drink hot chocolate, eat chocolate pizza and more chocolate food in Max Brenner restaurant. Why don’t you go the kingdom of chocolate?