Mochitsuki in Tokyo!

At noon today, there was a mochitsuki on Kyokai-dori, right by Ogikubo Station. Kyokai-dori literally means “Church Street” (although it is simply a nice pedestrian street with many neat shops and restaurants). And, a mochitsuki is the Japanese tradition of pounding steamed rice in a wooden barrel to make mochi. Even though I got thereContinue reading “Mochitsuki in Tokyo!”

Banana & Tomato Energy Drink: Cool Japanese Snacks

The other day, I posted about creative Japanese snacks like fried chicken crackers and Mexican taco ramen. As a continuation of that, I just tried yet another unusual combination of flavors! I was a bit thirsty, so I picked up what I thought would simply be a banana smoothie. I mean, the container was yellow,Continue reading “Banana & Tomato Energy Drink: Cool Japanese Snacks”

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