NHK (Japan’s National Broadcaster) to air programme on my return trip to Japan

NHK (Japan's National Broadcaster) to air programme on my return trip to Japan

I had to pinch myself when I got a call from NHK in Tokyo telling me that they want to air a programme on my return trip to Japan. In my last blog post I talked about my return trip to Japan through JET called “satogaeri”: http://fionasjapanesecooking.blogspot.ie/2015/10/my-return-to-my-japanese-hometown-via.html As part of…

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Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions

The celebration of Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with kansha—appreciation—an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and…

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