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Japanhas a mythical status when it comes to food, a country where almost every contemporary chef finds inspiration and the home to the city with the most Michelin stars in the world. We have criss-crossed the country from north to south, east to west, looking for singular voices that can inspire others.
In this issue we have profiled three incredible restaurants inKanazawa, a city on Japan's west coast, 2,5 hours with Shinkansen from Tokyo. From environmentally conscioussushito the soul ofkaisekiand finally a realhunter-gathererfamily restaurant.
We also feature Japanese influences outside of Japan, where award winning writerLisa Abendmet up with the guys behindErnst Restaurant. An honest story from a young restaurant changing the conservative fine-dining landscape in Germany.
ChefsAndoni Luis Aduriz,Sean BrockandThomas Frebelwrite about their personal relationships to Japan with incredible images byRaku Inoue.
French feared food criticFrançois Simontakes a look at the Franco-Japanese love relationship inFrench Connection
Fuchsia Dunlop reveals the relationship between Japan and China in Japan Diary.
We also reveal how thejapanese mafia, the Yakuza, controls seafood trade, show whatsumo wrestlersfeast on to gain weight, pay an homage toKyo Aji Restaurant,spend time with chef,Shinobu Namae, drink coffee in Hokkaido and eat ramen in Tokyo.
And throughout striking images, an original manga and illustrations from exclusively Japanese artists over 240 pages. Phew!