Itadakimasu いただきます— Japanese Mindful Way of Saying Gratitude for Receiving Food

The use of the Japanese itadakimasu いただきます Is still said here at home in the USA to take a moment to be mindful and express gratitude for the food I receive. A slideshow with lots of photos of gorgeous Japanese food and dishes too!

For Health and Longevity, Turn to the Traditional Japanese Diet

There are few fat people in Japan.  Most Japanese ride a bike and walk, rain or shine, and walk up and down many subway steps. Also the Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world, resulting in the lowest rates of obesity amongst men and women. People who stuck to Japanese dietary recommendations … Continue reading For Health and Longevity, Turn to the Traditional Japanese Diet

Paprika Shokudo Vegan Restaurant in Shinmachi, Osaka City

We discovered the Happy Cow app. And how happy we are! It’s a lifesaver to find vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants in Osaka. Where at first we found it difficult to find any, the app provided quite nicely, helping us to discover Paprika Shokudo Vegan Restaurant conveniently just 100 meters from our apartment in the … Continue reading Paprika Shokudo Vegan Restaurant in Shinmachi, Osaka City