I’m Cy! I intend to explore the lifestyle and culture surrounding food in Kyoto, Japan. With the intent of going beyond just how delicious the food is, I want to explore the unique methods of cultivation, geographic influences, as well as ancient histories that are integrated into Japanese food customs.
- こびに (Konbini): the convenience store. The holy trinity of Japan: 7-11, Lawson’s, and Family Mart. They’re inescapable, rounding every street corner (sometimes two right across the street from one another) of every city in Japan. Introduced in 1969, they have quickly become a staple of the Japanese diet, serving students, businessmen, and families — all different walks of Japanese life. They’re everywhere. Imagine the popularity and numbers of Starbucks, McDonalds, and CVS combined, and that is the amount of konbini …Continue Reading »