I wanted to confess some of my most recent blogger sins — articles that I didn’t post. But first, like any good American, I want to talk about the weather. It is doggone hot in Kyoto now and I am going by first summer without using air conditioning, in my entire life!! This requires true bravery and I can rack-up some more eco-friendly points.
Speaking of summer, this is hamo, pike eel season in Kyoto. While it doesn’t really taste very good, I do like to eat it. A gaijin knife maniac, foodie researcher and professor on sabbatical in Kyoto for a year got me to take him over to Kichisen (the greatest restaurant in the world) and have Tanigawa-san get out his knife collection.
Tanigawa-san gave us a demo of bone cutting the pike eel. Removing the bones is hopeless so they have to be cut small enough to eat. Don’t try that at home. Plus, you need like a 5 kilogram knife that costs like $900.
I have had writing an article about this shop at the top of my list of priority things to get done for one whole year now. Does anyone know this shop?
Then I thought that I would tell you about some articles on my new (traction-less) site, OpenKyoto. We have some shopping theme articles up for your inspection. Please check them out, leave a comment or two and make me feel like some humans have visited this site!
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