By Mai Niimi / Japan News Staff WriterOedo Waen, an event at which visitors can enjoy newly brewed sake and soba made from the new buckwheat crop, started Thursday at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.
At the four-day event subtitled "an exposition of soba and Japanese sake," about 100 brands of sake from across the nation, including much-revered Juyondai from Yamagata Prefecture, are served. Twenty soba stands at the venue offer different varieties of soba from places across the nation, such as Hokkaido and Shizuoka Prefecture. Some types of soba are freshly made from buckwheat flour at the stands and boiled shortly before serving.
The thuds of physical contact and harsh breathing come from the sumo ring. During the morning training held from 7 a.m., the 45-year-old stablemaster Hidegoro Shikimori calls out, "That's good" and "Keep it up."
Nineteen sumo wrestlers who belong to the three lower divisions are training at his Shikihide stable located in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Infiniti has finally revealed its refresh for the Infiniti QX80 at the Dubai auto show, and it's amazingly mild. Not that we were expecting a particularly wild redesign, since even the QX80 Monograph concept that previewed the SUV still looked similar to the existing vehicle, but this is still a pretty low-key update.
The main changes are in the front fascia, which was teased not long ago. It features headlights that sit higher up and inline with the top of the grille. The lights are more slender and swept back, too. The tops of the fenders sit higher as well, providing a more squared-off look, and the side fender vents have a new design.
The sporty and versatile new 2018 Honda Fit will begin to arrive at Honda dealerships today with a stylish new look, updated technology, available safety features and a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at $16,190. The 2018 Honda Fit also adds a new Sport trim, as well as two new exterior colors, Helios Yellow and Orange Fury.
The refresh of the third generation Honda Fit enhances the 5-door subcompact's already best-in-class combination of passenger space, fuel efficiency, sophistication, practicality and affordability.