[Food & Drinks] Kuromitsu Kinako & Takesumi Pancake

Japan loves its pancakes, judging by the wide variety of pancake restaurants and desserts menus with this option. I’ve eaten Hot cakes in old Cafés, traditional american pancakes, different flavor pancakes, pancakes with fruits and whipped cream, as well as some with eggs and bacon and last but not least the popular, big and fluffy…

Osechi Ryouri - New Year's Traditions | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Japan in Pictures] Osechi

Osechi ryouri are traditional New Year foods in Japan, that have been around since the Heian period. Every dish has a meaning, such as ebi (prawns) as a symbol for long life, kuro-mame (black beans) for health or konbu (seaweed) for joy. Making all those different dishes by yourself takes a lot of time and…

Doraemon - Beloved anime character | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Japan in Pictures] Doraemon

Every child in Japan (and every adult as well) knows Doraemon, the blue robot cat without ears, who can pull gadgets for every occasion from its pocket. Have you heard of Doraemon, maybe even seen episodes of the anime in your home country?

Momiji - The beautiful autumn foliage in Japan | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Japan in Pictures] Momiji

If I post one picture a day it would take years to show you each and every one of the thousands of pictures I have stored away on my hard drive and various hard disks. And since I won’t stop making photos, it would never end. So why not put those photos to good use…

KitKat Ginger - Tasting the new winter flavor KitKat Ginger | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Food & Drinks] Tasting the new KitKat Ginger

If you have been to Japan, you have probably noticed that KitKat here doesn’t only come in its usual flavor. Somehow the japanese people have developed a liking for different KitKat flavors and Nestlé Japan delivers. Tasting the different flavors of Japanese KitKat I am certain that Japan is the only country that has such…

Sapporo Tokeidai

Hokkaido – Day 1 (Sapporo)

Part one of our Hokkaido Trip from February 14th to February 20th with my parents in law. On Sunday morning we woke up at five am because we had to leave the house at six at latest to get to the airport in time. My parents-in-law had arrived only the day before, together with my…