Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) was a retainer of African origin who served under the Sengoku Period Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga. Continue Reading →
The Kurikyu tray for soba noodles is what you need to enjoy Japanese cold noodles the same way as in a high end soba restaurant. Continue Reading →
Suwada is a gem that stuck to thoroughly skilled hand made finished surface that has a hairline sleek satin finish dating back to 1926, in Sanjo, Nigata prefeture, famous as a city of cutlery like Seki city in Japan. Continue Reading →
Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a family of sake brewers. Continue Reading →
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