Sumo is one of the most popular traditional sports in Japan. Ryogoku is basically the center of the country’s professional sumo wrestling world. And in this city is located the Hananomai, the only sumo-themed restaurant in the region.
Gyoza or pot stickers is a Japanese dumpling, filled with meat and some vegetables — and wrapped in a thin dough. Originally from China, where they are known as jiaozi, gyoza are now a very popular dish in Japan.
Working in a kitchen is hard work but Hiromi Yasui has to manage a few extra challenges than what your average chef would have to deal with.
For those stuck with boring, tired lunches, these adorable bento (Japanese boxed lunches) will enliven your afternoon meals. Bento specialist Gamene turns food into art. She makes meals look as artsy as they are healthy.