kitchen

A Japanese Nightmare: How to Prevent and Get Rid of Mold

Here’s a not-so-fun thing about living in Japan: dealing with mold and mildew. To those who have lived in humid places, expecting such mold-related problems in Japan would be nothing short of normal. However, those who come from dry places can be in for a nasty surprise. Kabi View this post on Instagram A post…

5 Essential Utensils for Cooking Japanese Food

So you moved to a new land, got yourself a swanky pad, and are going to get to cooking some delicious grub of the land of the rising sun. You may need to stock your kitchen up on the essential ingredients, but you also need some utensils and kitchen goods! jp.fotolia.com/ Get your Japanese kitchen…

Looking for a Place in Tokyo? Here Are 3 Hotels With Kitchenettes

Japan is definitely a great place to visit. If you are planning to stay in the country for an extended period of time, you have to be decisive in choosing the perfect place to stay at. There are so many accommodations which can be found throughout the capital city of Tokyo. However, if you’re looking…

Mamezara: Tiny Plates with Endless Possiblities

Mamezara are a bit like the bonsai of plates. Miniature bonsai trees are grown in small pots, and mamezara are tiny plates that hold small servings of food or condiments. Although these tiny dishes were originally meant to said hold food or condiments, people are now beginning to find several uses for these miniature works…

Why Are the Orders Pouring In for This Made in Japan Pot?

There is a new interesting take on home shopping nowadays in that small, virtual Japanese companies are making a huge profit with kitchenware. Small firms like Aichi Dobby Ltd. offer a wide range of kitchenware products and one of the hottest items in their kitchenware lineup is the Vermicular cast-iron pot. So what is so…

Buy and Learn About Beautiful Handmade Cutlery at Kamata Hakensha

Are you looking to expand your collection of kitchen supplies? Or perhaps you have a chef friend or relative in need of a beautiful and useful gift. Why not buy something that will last a lifetime such as a knife from Kamata Hakensha? The shop consists of more than 800 types of beautifully hand-made knives.…

3 Fantastic Japanese Cleaning Products

Cleaning products can be confusing. Different countries have different packages, different shaped bottles, and different color codes for everything. To keep your Japanese home spick and span, try a few of the products below. After all, no one likes to come home to a pig pen! 1. Bleach In the United States, the bottle is…

3 Things That Are Different in Japanese Apartments

As with any country, apartments in Japan vary in style, size and age. But, there are some things that almost all Japanese apartments will have! Whether you are living in a traditional Japanese-style apartment, or a more modern western style, some things stay the same! Some are good, and some are not so good, especially…