2017年6月

Naruto, a famous ninja character or fish cake?

Which do you imagine when you hear “Naruto”? A famous ninja character who has yellow hair and various types of jutsu? Or a white fish cake with a pink or red spiral pattern? If you haven’t heard of the fish cake called Naruto, then I chose a good subject today. The proper name is narutomaki,…

Retake the TOKYO SKYTREE from the 350-meter-class Titan!

A collaboration between TOKYO SKYTREE and Attack on Titan from 4/10 to 7/14 2017.   What is TOKYO SKYTREE in the first place? TOKYO SKYTREE is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It is the tallest structure in Japan, and its height is 634 meters (2,080 ft). I hadn’t known that…

Bye bye Gundam (RX-78-2)

What is Gundam? Gundam is a fictional manned robot, introduced in a Japanese scientific fiction anime called Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979. There were many robot anime before Gundam, but we can say Gundam is the 1st successful robot anime that became a popular robot anime series. If you recognize RX-78-2, I assume you’re a…

Expiry date and Best before date in Japanese

消費期限(Shou-hi-ki-gen)  Expiry date   We need to eat food by the date written on the packages, and it is better not to eat the food after the expiry date. Expiry dates or used by dates are mainly used for food that goes bad quickly such as ready -to-eat meals, bread, bento, meat, fish, raw noodles…

Delicious and healthy ramen for vegetarians and vegans!

What kind of ingredients do you imagine when you hear ramen? Flour and egg for noodles, fish, dried seaweed, chicken, and pork for soup, and boiled egg, bamboo shoot, ginger, and chashu(grilled pork) for toppings? The ingredients are different depending on ramen restaurants, but most of them use meat and chicken or pork bones to…

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

What is Ramen Museum? Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a place you can try ramen for nine famous restaurants from various regions in Japan. The name is “museum”, but it is rather a food court than a museum. It’s a good place if you want to try several types of ramen in one day. The museum’s…

New Japanese art?! Food samples

Did you think this food looks delicious? If you think so, you are completely deceived by the fakes. Those are called food samples or fake food, and they are a model or replica made from plastic, wax or resin commonly used as displays for windows at restaurants in Japan. Food samples are very useful since…

Maricar, cool street go-kart!

What is Maricar? Marikar is a nick name of Nintendo’s Mario Kart commonly used in Japan. I hadn’t known there’s a real place we can do Mario Kart in Japan until one of my friends in the US told me. Maricar is a company that provides a driving tour in go-karts in Japan. You can…

Pokémon center’s access

Pokémon Center Sapporo Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m *follows Daimaru Sapporo Address: Daimaru Sapporo Store 8F Kita 5 jo Nishi 4-7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo,060-0005 Tel#: 011-232-3212 The nearest station is JR Sapporo station or City subway Sapporo Station. (Daimaru Sapporo Store is directly connected with these stations.) Pokémon Center Tohoku Business hours: 10:00 a.m….

Let’s go to the Pokémon center!

The Pokémon’s story began in 1996 Pokémon center is one of the most world-famous video games and animations. Its history started from a Gameboy, which was released in 1996 in Japan. Soon after the release, the game got popular among children, and broadcasting of the first Pokémon animation started in 1997. It is needless to say, the…

Welcome to My small world in Japan!

Who am I? Thank you for visiting my blog, “My small world in Japan”. I’m Risa, born and raised in the country side of Tokyo, and currently working in an urban area in Tokyo. I decided to start writing this blog to introduce useful or interesting information about food, subculture, shopping and travelling in Japan…