Fermentation is vital to Japanese cuisine but a shrinking industry. A soy sauce maker cooks up sumptuous ways of embracing the age-old technology with the new.
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From swordmaking to modern knives, Japanese pottery, wooden chests, paper making, and more — learn from Japanese artisans themselves.
As of January 11, 12 deaths were confirmed in Akita Prefecture alone, with several hundreds injured in different regions in Northern Japan.