Niponica – Nipponia

Since I discovered during my studies that the japanese consulate general in Düsseldorf sends out a magazine, to promote japanese culture,  I made sure to receive every issue and read it with delight as soon as it arrived at my doorsteps (and it’s even free of charge!). The first Issue I read was Nr. 43…

Osaka – where eating is everything part 4

After the Cherry Blossom Boattrip and the short detour to Osaka Castle it was (oviously) again time for lunch and we were led to the New Otani Hotel, where we ate at a very good chinese restaurant. The view on the castle and the cherry blossoms was beautiful and the food delicious. Though I can’t…

Osaka – where eating is everything Part 1

Osaka, the third largest town in Japan has a particular image, evident in the saying 京都は着倒れ、大阪は食い倒れ (kyouto ha kidaore, oosaka ha kuidaore) Which can be roughly translated as “Kyoto ruins itself with kimonos, Osaka with good food”. Food and eating is very important in Japan generally, but in Osaka it is the most important. So…