Kitchen Culture


tasty tidbits from the old-fashioned Japanese Kitchen


SANMA Fish

 秋刀魚


Slender, sleek, and steely-colored sanma are perfectly named... in Japanese these three calligraphy say it all!


autumn  秋

sword  刀

fish   魚

           HASHI OKI

       箸置き


Chopstick rests are both practical (they keep the end that touches food and mouth from soiling the place setting) and a great way to add a sense of season to the table. One of my favorite fall designs are these sanma on-the-grill.