I went to a shrine for Yakubarai. Yakubarai is a ritual to get rid of bad luck. I go to Wakahachimangu shrine to get purified every year after I became freelancer. Wakahachimangu shrine is at Hakata and the shrine is famous for Yakubarai. People calls the shrine “Yakuhachiman” or “Yakuyokehachiman”.Read More →

We are hearing this “Umami” word more often these days. Do you really know what it is?! I looked up a dictionary, and it said “Umami” is one of the five basic tastes alongside bitter, sweet, salty and sour, and it described as savory taste. Well, I can easily imagineRead More →