"Food stylist" Midori Takahashi specializes in maximizing the potential of dishes through choices of plates, place mats and more to effectively enhance them and the perception of the cook responsible for them.
After studying pottery in a two-year college, Takahashi, 60, worked at an illustrator's office before striking out on her own. Her skill for highlighting depictions of cooked dishes earned her a reputation, and she decided to follow her chosen career.
By Tomoo Furuta / Japan News Staff WriterMATSUDO, Chiba — When you enter the Ruwhan Thai restaurant, the exotic interior design immediately catches your attention, followed by the Thai pop music that fills the air.
Owner Kenichi Hashimoto, who opened the restaurant in 2012, was proud of the fact that he uses homegrown organic vegetables to make dishes.
Many Japanese people treated themselves to grilled eels on the eel-eating day on Tuesday, likely with a softer impact on their wallets as eels are more reasonably priced than last year.
The domestic catch of juvenile eels rose early this year for the first time in three seasons, leading to a fall in the price of glass eels for cultivation.
FUJISAWA, Kanagawa - An aquarium here has prevailing in progressive rearing of an uncommon remote ocean tube worm, frequently called the "zombie worm," which gets by on the bones of dead whales tumbled to the ocean bottom.
The specific zombie worms that are in plain view at Enoshima Aquarium were initially found in the ocean at a profundity of 225 meters - off the shoreline of Cape Noma in Kagoshima Prefecture by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in 2012. Enoshima Aquarium has been rearing the life form with assistance from the office on location since 2016 and has discovered approaches to effectively complete progressive reproducing of the zombie worm in joint research with the office. As indicated by the aquarium, the living being is "an critical living animal in helping us to comprehend the development of life."
Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese former hot dog eating champion, won an annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia on Friday, downing a record 337 wings in 30 minutes. At the Wing Bowl 20, the 33-year-old smashed the previous record of 255 wings set last year by Jonathan Squibb and received a cash prize of $20,000, according to the electronic edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.